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Old 09-01-2017, 06:25 AM   #11
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Or a piece of tape above each hole and a few more below the tone holes.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:07 AM   #12
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I'm using whatever is sold at the National Piping Centre. Got a roll last year at the Worlds and it's the best stuff. Reading through the comments, I think it's the Scapa tape as it seems to be more PVC than vinyl.

Haven't found anything like it Stateside, but haven't really needed to - it lasts for quite a while so I haven't needed to change it out as often as I did with gaffer tape or electrical tape.
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:00 AM   #13
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What do you use that works at 1 degree north?
I use the Scapa one I've tried TuneTape (the thick transparent one) - yucks! Thick, slides around and residue at the edges. I think even hardware store electrical tape is better at/in a pinch.

As to PVC/vinyl for Scapa, mea culpa - it is PVC: 2702 is "an electrical lead free self-extinguishing plasticised PVC tape, 0.13mm thick"
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:08 AM   #14
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I use the Scapa one I've tried TuneTape (the thick transparent one) - yucks! Thick, slides around and residue at the edges. I think even hardware store electrical tape is better at/in a pinch.

As to PVC/vinyl for Scapa, mea culpa - it is PVC: 2702 is "an electrical lead free self-extinguishing plasticised PVC tape, 0.13mm thick"
Unless I'm misunderstanding .. Scapa vinyl tape is the same as gaffer tape?

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Old 09-01-2017, 12:03 PM   #15
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Or a piece of tape above each hole and a few more below the tone holes.
Yes...the best solution....it amazes me still how guys show up tapeless....' I broke my reed' ..'it didn't sound good so I took it off' , ' I needed some tape for my homework'...yadayada.... hence I've become a card carrying tapemeister...plus a small amount of heavily waxed 2" pieces of hemp and a small roll.
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:04 PM   #16
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Unless I'm misunderstanding .. Scapa vinyl tape is the same as gaffer tape?
Here in the US, gaffer tape is more like duct tape. It's not duct tape, but more like it than vinyl or PVC electrical tape. It's used for wrapping together bundles of wires, or taping things down to the floor.
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Here in the US, gaffer tape is more like duct tape. It's not duct tape, but more like it than vinyl or PVC electrical tape. It's used for wrapping together bundles of wires, or taping things down to the floor.


Right .... that's indeed what I refer to as gaffer tape ... not to be confused with duct tape.


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Old 09-02-2017, 10:50 AM   #18
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Unless I'm misunderstanding .. Scapa vinyl tape is the same as gaffer tape?
Nate, the Scapa tape I referenced is like a superior electrical insulation tape - thin, very conforming, and doesn't move. Gaffer tape is used by AV techs as a kind of jack-of-all-tape used for a variety of situations and quite heavy-duty. At least this is my understanding having no reason to use it.
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Nate, the Scapa tape I referenced is like a superior electrical insulation tape - thin, very conforming, and doesn't move. Gaffer tape is used by AV techs as a kind of jack-of-all-tape used for a variety of situations and quite heavy-duty. At least this is my understanding having no reason to use it.
Yes...gaffer tape is on the order of,say, 3x the thickness of 'electrical' tape and has a relatively coarse ..cloth like..finish. Bullet proof.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:10 PM   #20
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Chanter tape sold by J Higgins.

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