Proper pressure pads are important to getting the best sound quality you can from these tapes. And that sound quality is going to depend on the quality of the recording tape itself, how it has been stored all these years and how it was recorded. These pads give the proper amount of pressure needed for the best available sound quality from your tape. Without putting excessive strain on the motor and wear on the tape head. These are modeled after the yellow colored foam pads that DIDN'T crumble after all these years (These will yellow in time). Very good quality medium stiffness WHITE foam. Upholstery grade so it is designed to compress and spring back, like a cushion.
These are in the stock height range of 5/16" in height (some are right at 5/16", some are a tad taller). Glossy laminate bonded to the top just like the originals! (the orginals that didn't turn to dust that is!) These are already attached to the plastic strip and have the slit down the middle. So they are ready to install. Remove the old pad, clean any residue left behind and drop this pad in. Your done! Package contains 15 pads.
All of my pads are made out of polyurethane foam, like the originals that didn't turn to goo or dust! In most cases they will stiffen up SLIGHTLY over time. Smooth, glossy laminate top bonded heat bonded, not glued, to the foam so that the tape glides over it easily. The plastic strip on the bottom is slightly narrower than the pad itself. This ensures a good fit in pretty much any cartridge.
Plastic strip will either be white or black in color.
***8 track tapes in picture are for demonstrative purposes only and are not included***
Shipping Details: USA Customers ONLY, Shipping is a flat fee of $3.10 for 1 item. Orders $14 and over get FREE shipping via USPS First Class Mail.
Canadian Customers, Shipping is a flat rate of $9.03 via USPS First Class Small Package International Mail.
International Customers, I ship to most European Countries, and a few others. Shipping is via USPS First Class Small Package International and is a Flat Rate of $13.54, for up to 5 items.
Also, depending on your country, you may be charged an excise tax on the value of the item. This is not included in the price and out of my control.