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Hi Gregorio
Playing half track tapes and reversing one channel is fine but you 
should consider buying a full track head. From experience with thousands 
of tapes the sound is much much better. Gotta run so can't elaborate now.
Shai

On 06/01/12 04:53, Gregorio Garcia Karman wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> considering the possibility of the following compromising solutions in the digital transfer of open reel tapes...
>
> 1. playing a mono half-track open reel tape on a stereo machine and reversing the channel playing in the wrong direction digitally.
>
> 2. playing a full-track mono tape on a stereo machine.
>
> ...what are the considerations that speak against those?
>
> Thanks for your advice
> Gregorio
>