Usually I think of back-coated tapes when it comes to sticky shed tapes, but here is a new experience:
I am about to transfer a bunch of a certain tape called "Allegro" that was sold here in Norway. It has those black reels that I associate with Radio Shack-tapes, so I am not surprised if it is the same sort, only with another label.
The thing is that the tapes are not back coated. But they are very soft in consistence, so I rather see them as a bit "clingy". Although, the result is much the same as with sticky shed; the tape will not go through the tapepath on the tape recorder and the whole thing stops. When I try to wind (or rewing) it squeels a lot and the tape recorder works hard to do the task.
Can anyone explain what's wrong with the tapes and if there is any solutions on how to play them, since there are many fine vintage radio programs on them
All the best