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    Ok now, this is serious...

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    Who here has actually used one pass tape? Where did you get it, was is as good as new tape to you? How much did you pay?

    I am looking for actual experience only no hearsay please.

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    I bought a few rolls of Ampex 456 a few years back off of a TV station that used the tapes for a one pass live production of a telethon.

    The tape was not stored properly by the shop that sold it to me and it had the dreaded sticky tape syndrome.

    Stay away from 456 from the early 90's and before and especially if it wasn't stored properly in vacuum sealed bags away from adverse heat and humidity.

    Cheers!

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    That's not what I'm talking about ghost man.

    There are companies that specialize in magnetically clearing the tape, inspecting and winding it nicely for use. I have heard many talk about it as being as good as new tape.

    I am looking for folks who've bought this 'reconditioned' tape.
    I am hoping to find a quality dealer that someone can vouch for.

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    www.tapetape.com/

    Like these guys, anyone use this stuff?

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    C'mon guys, I know someone has a good connection for decent one-pass tape.

    Give it up!

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    Jake - I just checked out TapeTape.com... not too impressed with their selection. I like the concept though!

    I did a google search and didn't turn up much more then tapetape.com.

    Kevin.

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    Thumbs down Tape Tape

    The cost savings at tapetape.com aren't good enough to buy their used tape over new. When you're talking a few bucks the risk of buying used is just to high. I see a lot of "one pass" on ebay, but who can prove it's not 2 pass or 10 pass?

    Quantegy 456 can be found on the web pretty cheep these days.

    Tim

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    I have tons of 1/2" It's 3M new-old stock sealed in plastic.

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    Re: Tape Tape

    Originally posted by Beck
    The cost savings at tapetape.com aren't good enough to buy their used tape over new. When you're talking a few bucks the risk of buying used is just to high. I see a lot of "one pass" on ebay, but who can prove it's not 2 pass or 10 pass?

    Quantegy 456 can be found on the web pretty cheep these days.

    Tim
    What is the risk exactly? Tape lasts a hell of a long time and as long as it's not gummy or shedding a reasonably well kept tape is a deal at less than half price.

    Just my take..

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    Originally posted by indiGo
    I have tons of 1/2" It's 3M new-old stock sealed in plastic.
    That is uninteresting for more than one reason.

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