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I am about to begin recording reel-to-reel tapes to CD's. Should I be concerned about deteriation of tapes made in 1980

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I have successfully dubbed tapes at least as old as this, probably older by a margin. If the tape plays, no problem. Just make sure that the machine heads are clean before you transfer each one.

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