“For the recording perfectionist” in your life, a perfect gift would be this package of SUPERTAPE by Realistic.

Reels of tape such as this one were used by reel-to-reel owners to record their own music. Despite the box’s claims, based on its $1.99 price tag and the layer of dust that was covering this particular box, I’d have to question just how “super” this particular sample was.

Rob O'Hara

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3 thoughts on “Realistic SUPERTAPE

  1. Will says:

    When I was in high school in the early 90’s, I rebuilt a broken Teac 4-track reel-to-reel recorder. I raided the local RS bargain bins and bought tons of Realistic SuperTape for practically nothing, which turned out to be good because the recorder still had some mechanical problems with its transport and was capable of very quickly turning a reel of tape into a pile oxide-coated super linear spaghetti.

  2. I never owned a reel-to-reel unit. I got a record player in the late 70s, and a combination record player/cassette player in the early 80s.

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