be joined together by splicing the ends with splicing tape. Using
the following procedure will insure a strong splice and prevent
fraying or damage to the tape, or poor operation of the equipment.
1 Overlap the broken ends of the tape (1) or the portion
to be spliced, cut the ends of the tape diagonally at a 45 degree
2 Butt the ends of the tape (3) together smoothly without
overlap and place a short piece of splicing tape over the joint on
the glossy side of the tape.
Do not use cellophane tape or any tape not recom-
mended for splicing.
Use of common types of
adhesives may damage the recording tape or the
surface over which it must pass.
material will bleed or leak through the connecting
point and cause adjacent layers of tape to stick
to the parts of the recorder.
splicing tape only.
Improperly spliced tape or
the use of improper splicing tape may also result
in faulty operation of the recorder.
3 Trim the edges of the splice (4) to remove any sticky
The section of tape should be undercut so the spliced
section is slightly narrower than the tape (5).
Certain precautionary measures should be used when rewinding
and storing the tape to preserve and prolong the life of magnetic
tape, and maintain the quality of recordings.
Store the tape in separate containers, preferably in metallic