One of these units has been on my wants list for quite a while along
with a Keith Monks record cleaner, but in both cases life has stepped in
and said, "No, not yet. I'll get back to you." I have a number of
cassettes that display sticky shed but before baking them I'd like to
know whether there may be a problem with the shell warping, the pinch
pads falling off, etc. Taking the tape pack out of the shell is
certainly an option, but I'd rather not if I can help it. Suggestions
would be helpful. Thanks!
On 11/8/2020 5:56 PM, Bryan Martin wrote:
> When the lockdown hit, I moved our digitization operation to my home, and got a Nesco FD-79 dehydrator. It has done a fantastic job. It has a wide temperature range, digital display, and is expandable (comes with 4 trays). The temperature is remarkably precise (tested with a professional-grade thermometer). The timer is only 24 hrs., but I just set an alarm on my phone to reset it. All for $100. I'll be taking it with me when I move everything back to the library, whenever that might be.
> Bryan Martin
> Technical Supervisor
> Music Library
> University of Toronto
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> What do the tape experts think about using food dehydrators to dry out reel-to-reel tapes? If you support the practice, what features should you look for on a new machine?
> Jay Bruder