I have repaired a number of DATs, and feel that the ends should be
spliced to new leader only, never in the middle - the edges passing
over the heads can damage them severely. So one part goes to its
leader, and the other to the end leader of a new salvaged shell. This
is why I always keep a damaged DAT, since you can't buy DAT-zeros...
You will lose some, but better than hurting a deck!
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Feb 4, 2009, at 11:22 AM, Daniel Murphy wrote:
> Be certain you get the tension best as possible to avoid slack when
> On 2/4/09 11:13 AM, "Martin Fisher" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Ho all ye tape gurus,
>> I've got a Fuji R-120 R-DAT tape that has a FOUR FOOT tear (rip).
>> Is there
>> any use of trying to repair it along the torn section or should I
>> just cut
>> my losses (approximately FOUR FEET of loss) and do a but end splice.
>> Any thoughts appreciated! :-)