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[ARSCLIST] Ampex made bargain brands
As I recall the heirarchy, it went, from top down:These came from Opalika, ALabama, where Apex had a plant, I belive, and
where the boxes for it were made, I'm sue.
Irish (lower priced brand at retail)
Shamrock (Retail also, but mail oder as well)
Wescott (purchased through classified ads in audio magazines)
For years I had a big file of screwball tapes but needed the shelf space.
They're in boxes somewhere at present. Oh, don't ask where.
White box (from Saxitone, in DC) (could be repacking of Wescott-level
stuff. Those two often had dimensional problems which caused them to jump
the tape guides.) I'm sure Saxe carried other close-out stock as well. I
bough 78s from Henry in his last years but never discussed this particular
isssue with him.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Casey, Michael T" <micasey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Risk assessment tool--off brands
What off-brand tape stocks would you consider to be at greater risk than
the standard Ampex/Scotch products? Shamrock? Irish? I might add
Sarkes-Tarzian. Are there others that are consistently problematic?