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Hi Steve
In my experience some tapes that were stored in ideal conditions also
exhibit felt expiration.

בברכה,
שי דרורי.
מומחה לשימור ודיגיטציה של אודיו וידאו ופילם 8-35ממ
Cheers
Shai Drori
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On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:11 PM, Steve Greene <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> <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
>
> Steve Greene
> Audiovisual Archivist
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>
> 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.
> >
> > בברכה,
> > שי דרורי.
> > מומחה לשימור ודיגיטציה של אודיו וידאו ופילם 8-35ממ
> > Cheers
> > Shai Drori
> > Expert digitization services for Audio Video
> > Hi Res scanning for film 8mm-35mm
> > Timeless Recordings Music Label
> > www.audiovideofilm.com
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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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