The red and blue "crepe'-y" tape was standard operating procedure in
the Hollywood recording studio scene from the 1960's forward. It is
1/4' wide paper tape and was available at the standard studio supply
outlets. The red and blue coding scheme was started (If i remember
correcytly) by Columbia Records. Tapes that were tails out were taped
off with blue and red was for heads out, usually found on 7" reels. I
still have some of that 1/4" colored paper tape.
Corey Bailey audio Engineering.
At 02:51 PM 9/18/2011, you wrote:
>Please do not use these. I have seen edge damage on incoming tapes
>when these are forced over an uneven wind.
>Tape the end of the tape to the outside flange of the reel (or to
>itself in a pancake. If you can still find Zebra Tape, that is the
>best choice--someone dug up a five-to-ten year supply for me but
>it's all gone from that source.
>The red and blue crepe-y tape isn't bad.
>Scotch 811 removable "Magic" tape works reasonably well for
>something that is easy to get at a stationary store.
>On 2011-09-18 5:22 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
>>On 9/18/2011 4:18 PM, Rhett McMahon wrote:
>>>I think I found what you seek. On the inside of the box of some
>>>early Scotch tapes: No. 12 - End-Of-Reel Tape Clips.
>>>"Clip securely to tape, prevent spilling or tangling in handling,
>>>storage and mailing. Fit inside reel, won't distort reels in
>>>storage. Work equally well on partial or full reels."
>>>Hope this helps. Rhett Rhett McMahon
>>If this is what you have or want to use, DON'T USE IT!! Unless
>>your tape wind is PERFECT it will crease and damage the tape edges.
>>The sides were triangular, about a half inch on each side, and
>>there was a littletab on top to slp the tape in. That tab has
>>a 3m logo. 3m used to sell a great hold-down tape to affix the
>>tape end to a flange (or to itself if you are storing pancakes, It
>>was plastic, black and white striped, 1/4 wide, and did not leave a
>>residue. They might still make the paper hold down tape the sold
>>either in red or blue.
>>Regular masking tape is not really good because it hardens into a
>>brick in a few years.
>>Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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