Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't those BASF cassettes have those plastic arms inside the shell that fed the tape away from the reels? I seem to recall many years ago that when those tapes of mine were squealing, I removed the arms, and the problem largely went away.
As for 175 tape, I've yet to come across that problem. Is it possible that it only applied to a certain time period within its production life?
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From: Mike Hirst [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: 175 problems
No, but I recently digitized a batch of BASF LHsuper SM cassettes all of
which suffered from mechanical squeal. I lifted the tape out to another
shell and all four of the offending tapes played without problem. These
tapes were amongst a collocation of just over 100 tapes all of different
brands, all from roughly the same era, all of which played without problems.
David Lennick wrote:
> Okay..I've just had a reel of 3M 175 turn up with major sticky problems.
> No splices, tight pack but not unusually so, normal storage conditions.
> Anyone else running into problems with this tape?
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