We are starting to see some cassettes that benefit from baking.
Cassettes used thinner base film and mag coating plus very few (if any)
were back-coated. This all contributes to less material to degrade to
We have had several reports here of digital tapes needing to be baked,
and they have thinner mag coats.
On 1/20/2016 2:36 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> Here’s a slightly offtopic question. I shared the post of Peters’ with an associate, with whom I am involved in a restoration project involving cassttes tapes from the 70s through the 1990s. We are wondering why audio cassettes are so rarely having sticky-shed problems. I know that has been discussed occasionally here, but why are cassetes relatively immune?
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Jan 20, 2016, at 10:33 AM, lists <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello all:
>> Coming very late to this thread. I don't intend to talk here about Mr.
>> Richardson's process but, in answer to Tom's post, I'll try to address some
>> of the issues with "sticky shed".
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