Thank you for your advice.
My inclination was to try baking even though the tapes are not back-coated.
First test seems very promising. Two reels tested and played fine. The
emulsion is different from the green and red reels so I see no pint in
treating the good reels. I don’t know who manufactured the tape for Nagra
but it looks to be high quality tape.
On Mon, 2 Nov 2020 at 21:36 Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Shai,
> I would consider baking the blue reel tapes. Although I save baking as a
> last resort, layer-to-layer adhesion usually requires careful baking.
> You may want to lubricate the red & green reels if you have any kind of
> oxide issues at all, including having to clean the transport more than
> Although you are a professional & plenty qualified, you may find some
> useful information in two articles that I wrote:
> Be safe,
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 11/2/2020 4:17 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> > Hoping to find some answers from the group about a problem I am facing.
> > digitizing a few hundred Nagra SN tapes. These are reel to reel tapes in
> > the width of a cassette. There are three lengths, red, green, and blue
> > reels, with blue being the thinnest and longest tape
> > the red and green tapes play fine but the blue tapes are stuck so each
> > layer is glued to the layer before it. When I try to play the tapes they
> > squeal and the magnetic particles sometimes are removed from the base and
> > stay stuck to the back of the layer before. These tapes are not
> > black-coated and resemble really thin c-120 cassette material.
> > Any suggestions are welcome.
> > Cheers
> > Shai Drori
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