What does it mean comes with foil splice and pads?
That means we take the old foil splice and pad out of the vintage used 8-track tape you are purchasing and replace it with a new pad and foil splice. For after many years the glue on the foil splice may deteriorate. The pad or felt pads may also do the same. So we replace the pad if necessary and then test each tape through all four tracks to make sure the tape is operating as it should. We listen carefully to the audio to make sure there are no sound discrepancies. Then the item is listed for sale, the item will then sit until the time of purchase. Once purchased the item is then re-tested to make sure the audio and the mechanics of the tape performs to full play-ability with no issues as the manufacturer of the tape has intended for it to play. We then enclose the tape in a cellophane bag and place the 8tracksRBack logo to close the bag once your purchased item has passed all test.