I just transferred some Webcor tapes recorded in the 50's. No idea on
storage conditions, but they came from Iowa. Except for the parts where
songs were recorded off radio via mic to speaker, everything sounded
great. And there were no physical problems at all.
Angie Dickinson Mickle
Tom Fine wrote:
> Wow, the tape fairies are in the air! I had the same experience with an
> early 60's reel of AudioTape mylar-backed on Friday evening. It was like
> being in the room with the people, all of whom are long dead (even
> though that would not be possible in my case since the tape was recorded
> before I was born). This tape had been stored under non-air-conditioned
> Northeast conditions until very recently. It wasn't even badly warped. I
> was amazed. Didn't want to push my luck that it would ever play so well
> again, so I made a nice high-rez transfer.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:47 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] And on the plus side ...
>> I pulled out a tape recorded a bit over 44 years ago and probably not
>> played since. It's Scotch 141 and has received no special treatment in
>> all that time.
>> It played through without a fault, leading me to have high hopes for
>> the two next to it.
>> Sometimes, one gets lucky.
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