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Same thing happened last week with a roll of Ampex 611 recorded April 1, 1966 and barely played since
that time. This was a live-to-air student production of "War of the Worlds", updated and set in southern
Ontario, and recorded on a "used" tape which already had a number of splices. Played perfectly.

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Tom Fine wrote:

> Wow, the tape fairies are in the air! I had the same experience with an early 60's reel of AudioTape
> mylar-backed on Friday evening. It was like being in the room with the people, all of whom are long
> dead (even though that would not be possible in my case since the tape was recorded before I was
> born). This tape had been stored under non-air-conditioned Northeast conditions until very recently.
> It wasn't even badly warped. I was amazed. Didn't want to push my luck that it would ever play so
> well again, so I made a nice high-rez transfer.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:47 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] And on the plus side ...
>
> >I pulled out a tape recorded a bit over 44 years ago and probably not played since. It's Scotch 141
> >and has received no special treatment in all that time.
> >
> > It played through without a fault, leading me to have high hopes for the two next to it.
> >
> > Sometimes, one gets lucky.
> >
> > Mike
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