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Identifying BASF Reel to Reel Tape Types

Identifying BASF Reel to Reel Tapes When you see BASF tapes for sales on Ebay or from private parties, most of the time they come in gray or black plastic boxes, and you can’t tell from the package what tape you are getting. The good news is that all of their tapes are identified with […]

How to Identify Tape Types?

What is a Low Noise tape? Is it just a marketing term? What does High Output mean? What about High Bias? Its confusing for newcomers…and even for those with experience! We developed a new classification system to help people understand how to use their tapes by breaking them up into a category system with 8 […]

Reel to Reel Tape Preservation Research

As part of my own fundamental research undertaken to launch Reel to Reel Warehouse, I stumbled upon this excellent research paper by By Mike Casey, Associate Director for Recording Services at Archives of Traditional Music / Indiana University. This is a 70 page document with a ton of great information on identifying tapes for archiving […]

New Ampex / Irish / Quantegy Tape Listing

In addition to the experience we gained from working with Reel to Reel tapes for nearly 50 years, we did extensive research on all of the brands and tape formulations to figure out what was out there – not only in terms of the information shared on the forums and by various organizations – but […]

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