Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#1387

Maybe, smoking in the home in the 70s and 80s was far more common than it is now.


#1388

Don’t remember meeting too many non-smoking music fans back when…


#1389

#1390

Well the Louis Armstrong tape sounded great right up until the point it snapped :weary:. Bit of a pain, it had original leader tape and I ran the tape forward and back on FF to loosen up the tape on the spool, but this is old tape stored in unknown and variable conditions so it’s going to happen.

Guy to the rescue! This arrived this morning :slightly_smiling_face:

The positive is that the tape cut in the gap between songs so splicing this together should be less obtrusive.


#1391


#1392

Don’t know if any good,haven’t watched it


#1393

Splicing is addictive, you will find the urge to perfect your splice and in doing so realize everything can be spliced and taped better. Everything

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#1394

Someone should have a crack at this…


#1395

Major tape splicing going on here…
Rather impressive


#1396

That colour looks familiar… :grin:


#1397

Held together with sticky tape.


#1398

You can reverse engineer your records…

(This is a lovely Studer, btw)


#1399


#1400

Anyone near Worthing in West Sussex?
Couple of blank reels of tape on gumtree look like they are worth a punt but have to be collected. He won’t post.


#1401

Fuck, nipped out for 15 mins and whaddya know, that’s when the parcel with the tapes I’ve been waiting bloody 3 weeks for turns up :man_facepalming:

Will now have to stalk the post office waiting for the Parcelfarce man to bring it back, for Curtis Mayfield tape reasons.


#1402


#1403

:heart_eyes:

Spendy faff :+1:


#1404

“Investment” faff.


#1405

Oh man :heart_eyes:


#1406

Niiice!