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Clogged, dirty head. Needs a cleaner run thorough it, preferably the same brand as the primary tape brand you use for production. Sometimes too a poorly wound, loosely wound or otherwise too tightly wound tape will cause the GL2 to act up, give you a tape warning or otherwise raise your heart rate.
On occasion cleaning the heads will get you back most of what you recorded, but you will often lose a lot of it as well – it’s a crap shoot on that outcome. Sorry.