Hi, Jan, If the LN is the 18-micron stuff this might be part of what the British Library reported on a decade ago of very thin tapes being difficult to unreel. The impression I had was this applied only to reels that were 2400 or 3600 feet on a 7-inch reel. They unwound VERY slowly (1 rpm) and blew warm air over the tape before respooling. They built a device that was nick-named "The Grandfather Clock" as that's sort of what it looked like. The tall part was the warm-air chamber. I never knew all the details of this project and, unfortunately, Peter Copeland, the guiding light at the British Library is now gone. However, his work-in-process book is available here: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/sound/anaudio/manual.html (PDF link at bottom right but please read the nice text first) Cheers, Richard On 2015-04-09 11:57 AM, Jan Myren wrote: > HI! > > My experience with Maxell reel to reel tapes has so far been good, they have used to held up well. I have used the UD, UDXL and XL1 a lot with great results. > > But recently I found a LN tape (low noise) is beginning to get sticky. > > Any other with similar experience with Maxell LN reel to reel tape? > > All the best > Jan > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.