If the broken cassette is an important original, you should consider putting
one of the two "halves" in another shell complete with leader tapes.

Compared to a reel-to-reel, the tape path of a cassette is very tough on
splices!  A reel-to-reel splice is on the outside of the tape and,
typically, only has to scrape past the tape-tensioner and pinch-roller.  On
the other hand, a cassette splice is on the inside and has to pass several
obstacles including two crude plastic pillars within the cassette shell.

The drawback with the two shells solution is you have one cassette with Side
A and Side D, one cassette with Side B and Side C, and breaks in the
recording but you avoid future damage from splices.

Good Luck

-----Original Message-----
From: andy kolovos [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, 13 January 2004 4:45 a.m.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Cassette splicing equipment


Anyone have a suggestion as to where I can find cassette splicing equipment
these days?  I've got a busted tape that needs some attention.


Andy Kolovos
Vermont Folklife Center
P.O. Box 442
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-4964
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