Thanks Richard. Are there specific brands and types that show a need for baking? <L> Lou Judson Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On Jan 21, 2016, at 10:48 AM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hi, Lou, > > We are starting to see some cassettes that benefit from baking. > > Cassettes used thinner base film and mag coating plus very few (if any) were back-coated. This all contributes to less material to degrade to start with. > > We have had several reports here of digital tapes needing to be baked, and they have thinner mag coats. > > Cheers, > > Richard > > > > On 1/20/2016 2:36 PM, Lou Judson wrote: >> Here’s a slightly offtopic question. I shared the post of Peters’ with an associate, with whom I am involved in a restoration project involving cassttes tapes from the 70s through the 1990s. We are wondering why audio cassettes are so rarely having sticky-shed problems. I know that has been discussed occasionally here, but why are cassetes relatively immune? >> >> <L> >> Lou Judson >> Intuitive Audio >> 415-883-2689 >> >> On Jan 20, 2016, at 10:33 AM, lists <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >>> Hello all: >>> >>> Coming very late to this thread. I don't intend to talk here about Mr. >>> Richardson's process but, in answer to Tom's post, I'll try to address some >>> of the issues with "sticky shed". >> > -- > Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] > Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 > http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.