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Thanks all. Have been baking now for 12 hours.

Will let you know how I get in in about 4 days time!

Richard

On Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 05:20 Marie O'Connell, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I second Matthew - proceed with caution, much caution.
>
> I would not attempt to take it out of the casing due to the thinness
> of the tape.  I would bake it in increments, eg 12 hours, then another
> if needed and so on.
>
> Have faith, be brave! You can do it.
>
> Let us know and BEST of luck!
> Marie
>
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 5:41 PM Matthew Sohn <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> >  Corey Bailey said: "I have not hadthe success baking DAT tapes that
> Richard Hess has had."
> > I say:Well, Richard only cited one instance, which had a 100% success
> rate.
> >     On Friday, October 30, 2020, 11:33:06 PM EDT, Corey Bailey <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >  Check your machine!
> >
> > A DAT that is suffering from SSS or other problems can (and will) clog
> > the heads of your machine which will cause problems with other tapes
> > that may be good. Unfortunately, there is no good way to tell in advance
> > if cassette based media has problems. Fast-forwarding & Rewinding before
> > playing will exercise the tape. Plus, with some listening practice, you
> > can tell a good tape while Fast-forwarding & Rewinding. I have not had
> > the success baking DAT tapes that Richard Hess has had. I've personally
> > had less than a 50% success rate when baking DAT's. That said, I didn't
> > bake them as long as Richard so, that may be the difference. Know that
> > if you attempt to splice a DAT, you will mess with the control track so,
> > the loss will be more than the amount you removed depending on how the
> > error correction circuitry handles the loss.
> >
> > CB
> >
> > Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> > www.baileyzone.net
> >
> > On 10/30/2020 7:10 AM, Mint Records wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Came across an oddity this morning. I've been transferring some DAT
> Tapes
> > > when all o f a sudden one snapped. It's a brand i'd never come across
> > > before called "PYRAL". On taking aprt the shell it's clear that the
> tape is
> > > stuck together - The original break was a tear across rather than a
> snap
> > > and when i tried to loosen the tape on the reel, more started to tear.
> > >
> > > It has the appearance of sticky shed, but i've never come across this
> in a
> > > DAT before.
> > >
> > > Has anyone else come across this? Can the tape be baked? If so, for how
> > > long.
> > >
> > > If not sticky shed, any other ideas? There is no sign of anything being
> > > spilt on the tape. All the labels on it are clean and original.
> > >
> > > I would like to rescue what I can from it although I know a proportion
> will
> > > now be irretrievable.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Richard
> >
>