I have encountered SSS in cassette format on VERY RARE occasions. An Ampex
branded cassette no less! Dave R
On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I’ve never had a cassette with sticky shed. I have seen problems with
> cheap shells and possibly warping. I use Nakamichis so the pads are not a
> problem (Naks lift the pad away from the head and use dual capstan tension
> for better contact).
> Have you seen evidence of shedding on the machine after playing? or
> squeaking as they play? I have had cheap casstes and extra long ones (such
> as C-100 and C-120) bind and slow down warbling in speed, and usually
> winding forward and back helps, as well as slapping the casstte flat on a
> desk to re-align the tape pack.
> Re-shelling is not a bad thing either, just have to be careful with all
> the tiny parts.
> Richard Hess might have some deeper wisdom on this, but I have never had a
> casstte need baking.
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> > On Nov 12, 2020, at 9:37 AM, Malcolm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 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!
> > Stay safe,
> > Malcolm Rockwell
> > *******
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