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Interesting! I would guess that the tape itself is badly slit, and gets wider at the point of squeal (you did say this ia Certron or similar cheap tape?) Ö It would be interesting to see if it played better on a Nakamichi deck.

Good to know you tried all the suggestions! Best luck with it.
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
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On Jun 7, 2018, at 9:26 AM, Dan Gediman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Folks,
> 
> Thanks so much for all the good suggestions. To answer Richardís question, yes, the same squealing happens at the same point in the recording even if I take out the tape, clean the tape machine well, let it dry, put the cassette in, rewind slightly, and resume the dubbing. Following other suggestions, I have transferred the tape I had been dubbing into a new Maxell shell, put it back into the deck, rewound, and started again. The tape begins squealing at the same exact spot on the tape, which BTW, isnít at the very end of the tape, as with the others, but rather at about the half-way point on a C-60. Can you folks think of a reason why the tape should begin squealing at precisely that point and is there anything else I could try.  I tried using various noise-reduction and EQ plugins and nothing seems to help using that technique. And I donít have access to Richardís suggested D5 lubricant. Are there other less great but still useful lubrication options? I saw some reference to putting Teflon tape on the head of a cassette deck and running the tape through all the way, presumably picking up the Teflon coating along the way. Is that a reasonable option? If so, would this just be the kind of plumberís tape sold at hardware stores (the only things I found when Googling ďTeflon tapeĒ) or is this some specialized tape and if so, where would I get it.
> 
> And additional suggestions gratefully accepted.
> 
> Thanks,
> Dan
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