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Offline burns46824

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Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:24:31 am »
What is your favorite brand/type of 2" and 1/2" tape?

Offline Jim Williams

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 11:49:50 am »
Scotch 996 followed by Scotch 250.

Neither of which has been made since 1993.
Jim Williams
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Offline burns46824

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 12:49:46 pm »
Haha, well what about for today?  Looking to do +9 at 30ips for tracking.

Offline burp182

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 04:53:14 pm »
I think the safest bet (and a very high quality one at that) is Mike's tape from ATR Services. It's in his best interest to have a really good tape stock to use on his pricey-but-worth-it refurbed machines, so he'll continue to make it past the point that AGFA/BASF/EMTEC/Whatevertheyaretoday will cease to see the economic sense in continuing to make tape stock for an ever-shrinking audience.
Try it. All comments seem to be positive. Midway between 456 and 499 in setup.
Oh, and +1 on the 250/996, too.

Offline burns46824

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 09:42:38 pm »
Sweet, I'll give him a call.

Offline k jacobson

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 12:37:02 pm »
Quantegy seems to be in the process of reintroducing a couple of lines of tape -> http://www.quantegy-online.com/index.html.  I've used Quantegy and Ampex 456 1/2" in the past.  

They say they have limited quantities of 2" tape.  I don't know if it's the best, but it's almost the only-est.  

Offline QUEEF BAG

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 10:48:54 pm »
yea!
oh boyohboyohboyohboy!
firetruck yeah! (get rid of excess letters)

and if they can get just enough whale oil from Japan...


ATR and RMG are (aside from quality control) "better"
tape, but they don't sound like ampex.

mmmmmm  loud rock on 456, even GP-9 there is somethin' goin'
on there.  it might not be right, but...it can be mighty
tough sounding.

probably best over all is the ATR.
hope they get it down the Nth on all the little
details ampex knew.



Offline QUEEF BAG

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Re: Favorite 2" and 1/2" Tape
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 05:45:21 pm »
ok hang over wearin' off

is the available tape old stock?

are they (quantegy) makin' it or are they tryin' to
find some one to make thier line for them?