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    Spring cleaning and yep, there they were. A box full of ones I planned on fixing. Got no splice tape. I usually copy them before they break. Got several working players..auto...portable...home. so copying to cassettes is easy. But for best sound I would one day like to make my own cds. Have considered covering a wall with the cases too.

    We're talking Hendrix, Elvis, Beatles, Cash and about 200 others from the sixties and seventies. If I play them most will probably break but I'll have access to the two ends.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Now I dont miss those tapes at all.I used to hate putting
    a good one in the player and you hear the sounds of it being munch.

    I'll give you 10 dollars to keep them!

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    Smile

    The mother in law has a lot of those 8 tracks and a player, some old guy splices the tapes and cleans the player. Hey, sell all of it on Ebay. Don't you remember seeing miles of the tape on the roads?

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    I can get my hands on some more 8's if you want them. If they are still there. Good old rock at that.

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    elvis? ill take them! i have some 38 special etc.

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    I'm sure there is a way we can save em on 78 RPM!!
    Hold on to them for 40 years and then list on Ebay with no reserve!
    Watts New, Ohm My, I been Electrically Commutated. Are U2.

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    dog pile seach

    http://www.medialocks.com/8_track.html

    Now let's see...$11.00 X hmmm 50..100.. oh ****.

    The photos to dvd looks like an interesting gift, anyone done one of these?

    [Edited by MikeJ on 02-23-2005 at 04:15 AM]

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    Does that head cleaner get transformed to CD the same way? Guess you'd still need it.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    I'd look for remastered recordings already on disc before I'd go to all that trouble... 8 tracks had crappy sound new, transferring them to cassette( hello? 1980! ) won't make it any better.

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    takes the fun out of it, like hunting with an uzi instead of a bow and arrow.

    But, I agree, cassettes aren't the answer. And for me, CD's which have all the songs picked by the Readers Digest Crew are not the answer either. When I grab an old label and read the songs listed, I remember when that person did that song, in person, or on the radio or tv. "Dave??? Dave??? Are you there??? Hell, I've still got one Cheech and Chong with that large white paper still inside. Unfortunately, we filled the other two.

  11. #11
    Originally posted by MikeJ
    Hell, I've still got one Cheech and Chong with that large white paper still inside. Unfortunately, we filled the other two.
    "Hey man, it's raining like cats and dogs out here..."

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    Who still listens to their old 33's ?? I do and love'm.

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