Does it fast-wind? If so, it should play in _some_ machine, probably one with dual capstans.
If I had this cross my doorstep, I'd send the job to Richard Hess or someone else with the
specialized gear and skills to do it. And spring for a high-quality transfer because you may only
get one playing out of it.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Loy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 2:35 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] 120 minute tapes
>I have a 120 minute cassette tape that simply will not play in any cassette player we have because
>the tape doesn't move inside the machine. I have already swithched out the shell twice and some
>other unorthodox tricks I am interested in seeing what kind of ideas everyone here may have I can
>try to get this thing to play. Of course as luck would have it it is a one of a kind with no
>available copy. All replies are appreciated.
> John A. Loy
> Southern Folklife Collection