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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
    What's the closest formula to the 457 type recommended for use on the 388?
    457 is the long play version of 456. SM911 is the closest equivalent to 456 in the RTM range but LPR35 is RTM's long play tape. In the UK you can find it at

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmorris View Post
    I recently managed to acquire a 5000ft roll from France which I'm going to spool onto some empty reels eventually, when I can figure out a sensible way to do so.
    If you are ever down this way, bring it over and we could do it on the MTR90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmorris View Post
    SM900 should be bias-compatible with 499, actually.
    Oh...I always thought SM900 was more like GP9...though TBH, I never checked the specs to compare them.

    Well then...I'll keep my eye open for any NOS SM900 from now on.

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    Almost 60 for RTM 1/2" pancake, so perhaps for when recording any bands that might want to keep the tape. I'd like to test it out just to give the company chance as I've got plenty of old sturdy EMTEC, BASF, AGFA & 3M spools to use.

    I've tried RMG SM911 previously but didn't think it was good as old SM911 or even SM458 by EMTEC, BASF or even AGFA. I've got all these still running & I'll just re-use them after using the bulk tape eraser / backing them up to digital on a Tascam MX-2424.

    I'll just splice a reel together of any material worth keeping if I start seriously running out of tape.

    Ampex / Quantegy, I've got one unused NOS spool of 406 left, but too risky to buy, plus
    silly prices on Ebay for ancient tapes with SSS!

    260 for new 2" tape, I wonder how much studio tape hire is nowadays?

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    There's also "Capture" from the folks in Oregon. Apparently made in Australia by the people that made Zonal. They have 1/4 and 1/2 inch. Price is pretty competitive and it's supposed to be bias and level comparable to 456.

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