On the contrary, back in the last century, i came across number of squealing cassettes, mostly of the low cost variety, that would show the same symptoms even when new. They were obviously cheaply made, and usually the only solution was to move the tape to a new lubricated shell.
I don't deal with a huge number of cassettes, but own many old ones and have never seen a sticky-shed cassette, not that you haven't!
Just offering my experience.
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On Feb 20, 2013, at 11:41 AM, "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The problem with this squealing is that it is often NOT accompanied by the massive buildups normally seen with Sticky Shed Syndrome. In fact, most of the cassette tapes that squeal do not leave any visible residue AND they do not respond to baking.
> I am trying to more accurately describe phenomenon and also create an umbrella term to describe this family of problems.