what I do with paper tapes is place a plastic leader at the beginning and then play them only on the atr-100. I use the leader to energize the transport. After that it's constant tension so I'm usually running top to end without tears. As stated before, they are very fragile and a huge PITA but the atr is a life saver. Also, use a magnetic developer to figure out where the tracks are. The original Brush recorded in the middle of the tape but not quite full track.
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On 21 בספט 2012, at 21:03, Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I wondered if anyone has had experience with paper based tapes and if so, are
> there any special problems associated with them.