Splicing Block for 1/2" Recording Tape Full SizeZoom

Splicing Block for 1/2" Recording Tape Full Size

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Product Description:

  • Includes One USA Made GEM ® Stainless Steel Triple Facet Media Blade (not shown)
  • Includes NEW Blade Keeper™ media blade storage slot
  • Fully Polished Proprietary Curved Center Tape Groove Gently Holds Your Tape in Place
  • Polished Top And Sides Helps Keep your Block Clean
  • Full Size Professional Block 5.5" Long x 1.00" Wide
  • Block will not corrode or damage tape edges like certain basement grade rough aluminum blocks (that cost much more)
  • Block made of advanced aerospace grade USA made tough as nails polymer material

    NOTE: This block is not for normal home open reel decks using 1/4" tape.

    This splicing block, another US Recording Media exclusive for 1/2" professional studio open reel tape, is really nice since it doesn't sacrifice quality, is an outstanding value, full pro size, and can be used for many years. The TMES50NP features dual crosscuts, with a proprietary Surelock™ center layered groove to lock your tape into place for a professional splice, along with one crosscut at 45 degrees for media editing, and the other at 90 degrees for applying leader tape. The hard advanced polymer used to make these blocks is the same stuff used to make football helmets and aircraft parts, and we went with this simply for cost reasons and to offer various colors and features like our exclusive Blade Keeper™ slot to store your editing blade. We wanted to present a block that will last for years, yet be economical without spending a lot more money on an aluminum block, with most aluminum blocks now made being rather amateur unacceptable non-anodized basement grade to begin with. If you only make a few hundred splices a year, these blocks will last a long time if you take care of them (like anything else.)

    The surface of this block is made in such a way as to allow easy grip of the tape as well as you holding the block. The bottom is solid so you can easily attach it to a surface with double sided tape (Not Included.)

    Note: The cross cut slots for cutting your media are designed for maximum .009" thickness blades. Do not use thicker blades or you can damage any block and void your warranty. ALWAYS use a sharp stainless steel USA made media blade. The imports are not nearly as good since they are not nearly as sharp and tend to fray your tape.

    Why polymer material?

    Over the recent years most manufacturers have replaced parts once made from metals with advanced polymers like those used in our new line of splicing blocks and other accessories yet to be released. One reason is cost, but in most cases they actually perform better thanks to exotic blends of materials.

    Although we still manufacture aluminum Studio Grade™ splicing blocks, well made blocks have gotten quite expensive for many customers, due to the cost of quality machining and block finishing like anodizing. Also, most people rarely even use them, yet originally they were designed for studios and archives who use them all day long every day. We discovered a polymer material that is blade cut resistant to minimize wear, and very stable. It is the same material used to make football helmets, aircraft parts, and aerospace parts. This also allows us to include features like our exclusive Blade Keeper™ blade storage slot on the block. Ever look around for an hour to find your editing blade? Now there's a place to stash it!

    WARNING: The included media blade is very sharp. DO NOT EAT. Keep away from animals and children, and any potentially unstable people.

    Note: Always use a sharp blade to cut media. Genuine GEM USA made stainless steel media blades are by far the best. To verify, look for GEM stamped on the blade handle. NEVER use any utility blade that is coated with oil and/or thicker than .009". We've included one blade to get you started.

    Block Specifications:

    Dimensions:5.5" Long X 1.0" Wide Material: Aerospace Grade ABS+ Mixture Color: Gray (other colors available... black....red...blue..yellow) Manufacture Country of Origin: USA Materials Country of Origin: USA
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