Thanks for your earlier email. Yes, it really is getting hard to find slotless reels and a lot of other analog tape supplies. Back in the early 1990s, when my analog era was drawing to a close, I stockpiled a large quantity of 10 1/2 and slot-less 7 inch reels and boxes, along with over dozen rolls of paper leader, and enough Agfa pre-measured slicing tape to make over 2000 splices. Since retiring in 2014, I've been doing volunteer work in our recording archive, and drawing heavily on the supplies I squirrelled away. Like you, I'm sure glad I saved all of this stuff. Now, even when you can find it, prices are very high.
All the best,
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
"Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
"A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 4:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Paper audio leader <was Re: [ARSCLIST] Plastic reels>
$8.50 for 100 feet? Are they certain that's not 1000 feet? The box could
be any size, but normally it comes in a 7-inch box and that would hold
1000 feet. I'm glad I bought some (I don't want to sell any) a decade
and a half ago.
I left the owner a voice mail message.
On 2018-06-18 3:36 PM, Stewart Adam wrote:
> Analog Audio has paper leader listed on there site
> https://analogaudioinc.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fscotch-14-x-100-paper-leader-tape-white&page=4 <https://analogaudioinc.com/shop?olsPage=products/scotch-14-x-100-paper-leader-tape-white&page=4>
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.