As you might know, the Ampex/Quantegy 406 tapes suffer form sticky shed, and can only be used after baking. We have baked these 1/2″ tapes and they are good to use for 3-6 months (at least) before baking is required again. These are offered at a low price. Use these tapes for practice recordings, or if you are on a budget, because 1/2″ tape that is not sticky is rare to find used and very expensive new! The pancakes come in a bag in the original box (metal reel not included).