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    I read about this on another forum and never realised that cassette tape came in lengths longer than 120 minutes. The mechanism is quite similar to that of a DAT tape, with guides to ensure that the tape feeds neatly onto the reels.

    An interesting bit of tape-history





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    Never saw one of those before. If I had I think I would not have bothered as 120 tapes could be dodgy. I always stuck to 90 mins. Interesting though.


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    Of use, I guess, for recording lectures or (um) live performances since the tape didn't need to be flipped as often. I agree though - fragile as hell. Bet they suffered badly from dropout too! But interesting as you say
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    I think I've got loads of those (used) stashed away.
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    Hmmm... think I've even got some 240's. Don't think they're TDK though.
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    Very thin, almost see-through tape. Cheapo transports trashed them, despite the added internal mechanics. Couldn't take a high signal and printed through badly too. No bass on the one I had..

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