Yeah, plenty. They break easily, absorb moisture like you can't believe, 
and are generally a PITA.

You will definitely need a tension-controlled deck. Even then, you will 
need to exercise care. The big tradeoff is that you want higher tension 
to maintain tape to head contact, but then risk increased breakage. Use 
large hub reels, and make sure that the flanges are true, so as to avoid 
edge damage.

There is usually a fair amount of shedding as well, depending on the 
condition of the paper base.


Scott D. Smith CAS
Chicago Audio Works, Inc.

On 9/21/2012 1:03 PM, Karl Miller wrote:
> I wondered if anyone has had experience with paper based tapes and if so, are
> there any special problems associated with them.
> Thanks.
> Karl