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Hi, Curtis,

Please provide specifics as to type of tape, width, reel type, baking 
process and duration.

Also photographs are really useful.

Is the shredding from the edges only or across the entire width of the tape?

What is the playback machine?

Cheers,

Richard

On 2013-04-01 10:35 AM, Peoples, Curtis wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> We have a collection of tapes that have sticky shed and we are baking and transferring them. Things are going as planned except for one tape. It is shredding into fine hair like stands. I thought it needed to be baked longer so I baked it a second time. Same problem. I have seen tape shed before and this looks different.
>
> Any help identifying the problem is greatly appreciated.
>
> Best,
>
> Curtis L. Peoples, Ph.D.
> Associate Archivist, Crossroads Music Archive, www.crossroadsofmusic.ttu.edu<http://www.crossroadsofmusic.ttu.edu/>
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>
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