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The Tape Project uses original master tapes, licensed from the owner. Since The Tape Project introduced the idea of releasing real time duplicates of original master tapes a few other groups and individuals have begun to produce similar products. In some cases the provenance of the recording used to make the duplicates is not at all clear. A tape duplicate made from a safety copy, a production master sent to an overseas affiliate or an EQ'd copy used for cutting a lacquer is not being made from an original master.

These tapes are an investment in our cultural heritage. Be sure you know what you are getting. Ask the maker of your tape what the provenance of the master tape is. We are always happy to share information about the provenance of the masters we use with our customers.


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