• Brand: Fuji Film
  • Type: FB Series
  • Reel: 5-3/4" (15cm)
  • Lengths Available: 1200' (360m), 1800' (550m), 3600' (1100m)
  • Thickness: LP (1.0 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 4-High Ouput / High Bias +3
  • Base Material: Polyester
  • 2024 Advice: Good for Daily Use, Good for all speeds
  • Where Produced: Japan
  • Mfg Years: Early 1970s, Late 1970s, 1980s
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    FUJI Film’s FB Series reel to reel tape is a gray oxide type 4 (+3) low noise / high output tape. It was the top of the line tape of Fuji’s line meant for mastering use, introduced in the late 1970s. The performance us similar to Maxell’s UDXL,  TDK’s GX Series or the Sony ULH. In a tape test in 1980 it was found to have excellent quality.

    • This is a formula that has withstood the test of time. Even with back coating, the FB Series tapes still hold their quality and can be used today, as it does not exhibit sticky-shed or squealing.
    • All 7″ tapes used a double window shaded plastic reel, 10.5″ reels had a unique metal reel with three windows. The tape has a slightly shiny gray surface.
    • The 1200 ft (360m) version on 7″ tape reels have reels with larger hubs using the same LP tape thickness of the 1800 ft (550m) version. To our knowledge, they never produced an SP or DP tape so it’s LP only.
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of the FBs in our store, if we have them at all. Not many were sold, so they are hard to find.

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