Thanks for the very interesting debate. I think from our side we will just splice extra leader to the end to allow for any warpage or dangly bits. Seems the easiest solution !

Best, Darren

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On 19 sep 2011, at 19.16, Dennis Rooney wrote:

> FYI,
> In the very large number of Columbia masters I handled, the SOP for securing
> tape ends was ---NONE. They were put into the boxes with the ends left
> loose. This may not have been followed on the W. Coast, but every pop and
> Masterworks tape I saw from NYC operations was. Their physical condition is
> excellent, so I suggest being easy about how to secure ends to reels.