<Like>This!</Like> A dual phase locked loop capstan setup, like the
Nakamichis put cassettes under much less stress, better tape to head
contact and less wow and flutter. Replacing the shell can't hurt, though,
if you are dexterous enough to do it!

But bear in mind, the loss of the felt suggests that the tape probably
wasn't stored in the best conditions, be concerned about sticky-shed, or
other binder problems in your future.


Steve Greene
Audiovisual Archivist
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
National Archives and Records Administration
(301) 837-1772

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Better yet, just use a Nak that actually lifts the felt pad altogether.
> Tapes actually play better with less noise and better tape to head contact
> without the felt pad. The caveat is that the deck needs to be built for the
> purpose of lifting the pad (almost all Naks). Regular decks need it for
> contact with the head.
> If you do decide to glue it back, crazy glue will work, but my personal
> favorite is the liquid UHU. Takes about 20 minutes to dry.
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> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 12:23 AM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On 6/28/2017 3:51 PM, Jeff Willens wrote:
> >
> >> Does anyone have a conservationally sound method for reattaching felt
> >> pressure pads to cassette shells? I'm loathe to use Crazy Glue as I
> >> have no idea if it seeps through the felt. Double-stick tape was also
> >> mentioned to me, but I can't see that standing up to playing.
> >>
> >> Replacing would be fine unless the shell is sealed. I would prefer to
> >> not have to break the shell to get inside. But if I have the pad, I'd
> >> like to reuse it somehow. Any thoughts?
> >>
> >
> >
> > I know of no practical way to reuse/reattach the pad, which is probably
> > shot anyhow. Get a new cassette and transplant the tape to it.
> >
> > Peace,
> > Paul
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