Or maybe the tapes shed goo on your heads and you're not getting contact
like you should?
On 04/03/2011 04:41, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Because the tape is wound oxide out and you're trying to record
> through the backing? Just a guess...
> Because it's very thinly coated instrumentation or logging tape? Just
> another guess which I believe less than the first one...
> On 2011-03-03 8:49 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:
>> I found several dozen reels of 1/2 inch black oxide 1.5 mil tape in
>> my storage shed from at least 20/30 years ago.
>> They are 10" pancakes with cardboard seperators with scotch printed
>> on the master carton of 12 but no type number where the paste on
>> sticker was is missing.
>> On my Ampex 440 with "0" in i get like -20/30 out. I tried
>> re-biasing and altering the bias has no effect on the output level....
>> Any one have a clue why tape would act this way if stored for 20
>> years bulk ???
>> many thanks