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Fair point, what sort of playback were you using?

Paul Turney


-----Original Message-----
From: Art Shifrin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 06:40 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] paper tape 'aka magnetic ribbon' aka 'band'

A possible negative consequence of recording tape being paper backed isintimacy of the medium-to-head contact. Its typical surface (in 2010) isn'tas smooth as acetate & plastic (at least when those substances are notaged). Is it known if the paper used by Brush, 3M & others were acid free?Years ago I transferred some I.G. Farben paper tape that had been recordedin 1944. It broke frequently while running @ typical 'modern' tensions. Itwas self-evidently more brittle than Brush & 3M paper samples with whichI've worked.Art (Shiffy) Shifrinwww.shifrin.netNYC USA