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Hi Goran:

Even Quantegy-badged 456? I have some of that and some 406, dating from about the late 1990's to the 
end of Quantegy, and none has misbehaved so far. I just played a reel recorded in 1997 recently and 
it was all good. I have no faith this will be the same in 10 years. I'll let every know then!

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Goran Finnberg" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Ampex 456 and Shamrock 041 Manufacturing Specs?


> Will Prentice:
>
>> Responding to Richard's comment that "all tape
>> manufacturers seemed to have created batches of
>> tape which suffered from this [i.e., SSS]"
>
> I have never ever seen any BASF tape ever go sticky shed.
>
> BASF is one of the worlds biggest chemical companies.
>
> They have always claimed that they had all the knowldedge in house
> together with making all the ingredients in house.
>
> So their position is that due to the above none of their tapes will
> exhibit sticky shed as they knew how to avoid it.
>
> AGFA, it is the same except for some batches of Agfa 468 during half a
> year or so.
>
> I have only seen one real of 468 go sticky despite having transferred
> several hundred such reals over the years.
>
> In contrast it is almost a given that any reel of Ampex 456 will go
> sticky for sure.
>
> And that is true over here since so far they all need baking.
>
>
> -- 
> Best,
>
> Goran Finnberg
> The Mastering Room AB
> Goteborg
> Sweden
>
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
>
> Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never live long enough to
> make them all yourself.    -   John Luther
>