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I’ve never had a problem with steel blades. Just degauss them if you have pops. And test it on scrap tape of course.

Not sure I’ve ever used stainless, and I’ve edited millions of splices over the years!

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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

> On Nov 22, 2019, at 7:14 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi Martin,
> 
> I'm still working from stock I bought from Polyline Corp back in the 1990s, so I haven't had to buy any. I did find these on line this morning:
> 
> http://www.splicit.com/Reel-to-Reel-Audio-Editing-Single-Edge-Razor-Blade-p/rzb.htm
> 
> http://www.tracertek.com/tape-splicing-razor-blades
> 
> TracerTek doesn't specifically say that they're stainless steel. I would assume that both are grease-free, but it's worth asking just to make sure. 
> 
> I don't actually use a razor blade for tape cutting - I have a Nagy 25STS splicer that I've had for decades, and would not part with. It still makes clean, repeatable splices that are a symmetrical 45 degrees in either direction. It's very difficult to find these used, however. 
> 
> Best,
> Gary
> 
> ____________________________
> 
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> 
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
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> 
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
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> "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is audible, 
> on that system nothing will be audible."
> G. Galo
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Looking for.......
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> Does anyone have a source for suitable single edged razor blades for tape editing (not attracted by a magnet) and/or pressure pad/spring assemblies for cassettes?  
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Martin
>