These should work and preserve as well as any other reel to reel tapes.
One minor matter is that, pefore playing, I advise running the tape back and
forth to discharge print-thru that may have accumulated by transfer in
storage. It's generally to late for this to work on recordings made at too
great a level to begin with. That print-thru you're stuck with.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Longevity of half-track reel
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> Subject: Longevity of half-track reel
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> I am writing from Oral History American Music with another question
> about analog reel. Many years ago, some of our recorded interviews
> were duplicated onto half-track reel. To conserve space, the staff
> recorded the first half of the recording in mono in the right channel,
> then flipped the reel over and recorded the second half on the other
> Are these reels less stable than those recorded full track mono or in
> stereo? Is there a danger of print-through? How about those recorded
> quarter track?
> One person advised us that half-track recording is generaly not
> advised, but I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks in advance for
> any information you can provide.
> David Heetderks
> Oral History, American Music
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