On 14/08/2012 21:12, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Shai,
> No apology needed...I appreciated you mentioning the technique.
> Have you had success with it?
> On 2012-08-14 1:35 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>> I feel an apology is in order on my part. I was running out the door
>> and totally forgot about Richards website. Not to mention that I
>> should have credited him. Check out the a77 in the fridge picture. LOL
With the usual caveats, this worked on a reel of Shamrock under extreme
duress (many years ago, I may add) :
The tape in question was a dub of ETs of Buddy Holly's hometown radio
station on the day of his death, and was required yesterday for a TV
production (aren't they always?). I had a Revox 700 to hand, but could
not stop the tape squealing. In desperation I sprayed the tape with
WD40. Instant success! - followed by instant failure as the lubricant
passed on and the squeal returned. Eventually, however, I found that
wedging some cotton bud tip betwixt erase head and fixed guide, in
contact with the tape, and dousing it every three seconds with the WD40
enabled silent playback. Of course, it created a b-awful mess of tape
and machine, but this cleaned up all right, and in any case the job
sometimes has to come before the tool!