On 6/6/2018 4:44 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> If you have never opened up a cassette, be careful to keep them flat on a table and don�t let the various parts inside fall out�
And wash and dry your hands beforehand. Or wear latex gloves, but I
prefer the former.
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On Jun 6, 2018, at 2:13 PM, Dan Gediman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I received today my first shipment of archival tapes that I need to digitize for a public radio documentary I�m working on. These tapes are ultra-cheap Certron-brand tapes of the sort you would get at a dollar store. I have scrupulously cleaned the heads and all other parts of the tape path between every tape playback (even when I flip the tape over to record the second side). Some, but not a lot, of oxide is coming off. When I clean the pinch roller (using 91% isopropyl), there is a little bit of brown on the Q tip after one side of the tape has passed.
>> The problem is that, as each tape is coming to an end, during the last 5 minutes or so (these are mostly C-60s), a high-pitched squeal starts to be heard. What might be causing this and what, if anything, can I do to mitigate the problem. In the previous set of posts on the subject, the consensus seemed to be that baking is rarely (but not never) needed with cassettes.
>> Any thoughts or suggestions?
>> Thanks so much!
>> Dan Gediman
>> 502 299-2565
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