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Re: [ARSCLIST] 7" NAB reels, was: Reel-to-reel preservation supplies?
Lou Judson wrote:
> Wow, times sure have changed! Every commercial open reel tape I ever
> saw came on them, and we used to put our most valuable recordings on
> them in radio and studio work. Bob O says that they used to be called
> "flutter-free" reels, as the larger hub keeps machine spooling motor
> variations from affecting the playback.
Seems to me that commercial open reel tapes only began appearing on those reels
when thinner tape became practical..and certainly when some manufacturers began
putting them out at 3.75 ips, so a larger hub would make it look as if more
tape had been used. I certainly remember pre-recorded tapes being on standard
hub 7-inch reels at first. Anyway, I still use those large hub reels and have a
stash of unused ones....an audio repair shop in Toronto may still have a bunch
of them on hand. DL
> Ther's a photo of one at
> and all sizes illustrated at:
> Surprising to be more knowledgeable than somone else on thie elist!
> Lou Judson ? Intuitive Audio
> On Sep 30, 2006, at 6:05 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> > --- Lou Judson <loujudson@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Those don't have the large NAB hubs, though...
> > Was there ever a 7" reel that did?
> > Not counting video tape, I've never seen one.
> > David Breneman david_breneman@xxxxxxxxx