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Old 20th January 2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Threading NAB spools

I am ashamed to say I don't know the proper way to lace up a NAB tape spool. My current technique is to hold the tape onto the spool centre with my index finger and rotate the spool until either the tape catches or my wrist breaks.
Someone out there will be able to sort me out, that I'm sure
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Old 21st January 2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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That's about right. The dextrous seem to do it all in one flick, but you and I have to fumble a bit. On 1" tape, the approved trick was to lick the tip of your finger before dabbing it on the inside of the end of the tape...
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Old 22nd January 2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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Hey stevers,
Believe EC8010. That's the way.

Try to leave the tension arms half way, or where they normally ride when you're done.

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Old 22nd January 2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I like the spit bit.
I take it that pulling a bit out sideways as per a 'film' reel is decidedly non-U ?
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Old 22nd January 2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Absolutely non-U. It puts a bump in the pack which causes a pulse on take-up tension - even the best take-up servos will have trouble ironing that out so that it doesn't make the capstan's servo extra work. It's expensive to scrape tape smoothly past heads, so we should do everything possible to make sure we get value for money out of our Nagra or Studer.
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Old 22nd January 2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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I'll never do it then, spit on me tape + promise................
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