THIS is among the primary reason professionals used paper leader -
but even that can pull off oxide after a few dozen years. Sorry I
have no helpful suggestions, but if anyone puts leader in tapes it
really should be paper!
On Dec 17, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Alex Tomlin wrote:
> Obviously the tapes require baking yet the main problem is the
> oxide sticking to the leader tape edited in between tracks. There
> are a few types of leader tape and have found that coloured and
> printed leader tape is the most problematic.
> We have very gently hand wound tapes whilst dousing the problem
> areas with isopropyl prior to any baking, but the oxide still
> sticks to the leader. We have also tried baking as well as
> dehydrating to no benefit.
> Does anyone have experience of this problem with Ampex 406? Will
> soaking in silica gel in the fridge be of benefit?