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Re: SONOCOLLOR tapes

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Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 00:26:42 +0200

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The boxes here are all red up to 7". The 10.5' are black and white. They 
had sizes from 3". Maybe I should scan one of the boxes.

Lou Judson wrote:
> I googled it, and found an ebay site, with instant going back to a 
> generic ebay page. But the flash of an image I got looked exactly like 
> BASF tape box and reel! Only blue not red.
>
> Interesting!
>
> <L>
>
> On Dec 18, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>
>> Has anyone heard of the Sonocolor brand? They were used in Israel 
>> from the late 50's to the mid 70's. The tapes were either standard 
>> play with blue leader, long play with green leader, or double play 
>> with yellow leader. These tapes turn out to be fantastic time 
>> travelers. I have transfered a few thousands of them so far and none 
>> have shown any signs of aging whatsoever. They don't even get dirt on 
>> the transport. Physically they look like the spiting image of BASF 
>> LGS tapes. The engineer at the National Sound Archives in Jerusalem 
>> theorized that they were actually BASF tapes rebranded so that their 
>> German origin will not be known. I would  love to have any info on 
>> these tapes, mostly because they are in such good shape after so many 
>> years.
>> Shai
>

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