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Re: [ARSCLIST] Cassette surgery -- paging Dr. Hess
Tom Fine wrote:
Hi Richard Hess:
I ask this on a public forum because I bet I'm not the only one who can
learn from you. If I'm asking for a trade secret, I apologize.
I have here a pair of cassettes in the molded-together housings (not the
screw-together housings) which need to be transplanted because they do
not play even with a Tascam tractor-drive transport. I am relatively
sure it's the old worn out skid pads or warped housing problem, not a
tape problem. I pulled a little tape out to look at it and it's not
sticky, oozy or flakey. I fortunately have some C-0 screw-together cases.
How would you proceed? complete brain surgery or splice and hand-wind
into the C-0? If the latter, any tips to make 90 minutes of tape go faster?
Others will probably have more sophisticated approaches, but I twist
such a case until the seal snaps, then pry it apart with a screwdriver
blade. Then, of course, drop the reels into the new case, screw it
togethr and hope.