Avocado Memories: Photos of long-forgotten blank cassettes

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  1. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

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  2. Grant

    Grant A Musical Free-Spirit

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    Like I said, I used to buy AM tape. I just never saw that Bicentennial one, probably because by 1976, I started using Capitol tape.
     
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Looking at these old familiar cassettes reminds me of endless happy hours compiling mixtapes.
    Innocent daze indeed.
     
  4. ThmsFrd

    ThmsFrd Active Member

    In another cassette thread, someone posted a link to the Techmoan YouTube channel. I'm using this space to thank him because it's cool.
     
  5. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

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    I love Techmoan. I might have posted that link - I know I've posted at least once, if not several times, when various subjects have come up.
     
  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Never liked the Design.
    But, yeah ..used though.
     
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Yeah..still have a few used ones of course.
     
  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Good sounding, tad more expensive.
     
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The ones I usually bought were TdK sax 90'mins. Always had to be the maximum time.
     
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Best to get screws v than getting screwed. That applys to 8-Tracks also.
     
  12. digdug67

    digdug67 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a thrift store LP I picked up today, The Maxell Classical II Sampler, from 1980. Reels, 8-track, and all bias cassette tapes represented on the back :)

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  13. Donniej

    Donniej Well-Known Member

    I found this at a thrift store too. Also bought primarily for the tape-factor.
     
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  14. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    I picked up these recently....

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  15. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    Not exactly blank cassettes, but....

    While digging through my boxes of audio-related stuff, I came across these blank J-card inserts. The "Realistic" logo sure brings back a lot of memories.

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  16. I have fond memories of making homemade inserts out of 6x4 index cards! I'd fold the index card over a "real" insert, to get the folds right. :)
     
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  17. McLover

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    This family of Scotch Master cassettes were the finest 3M homegrown Scotch cassettes. Superb performers by any standard. And Metafine was in this family (aka Master IV, the first Metal tape ever launched) I love Scotch Master Cassettes, McLover approved. These and Scotch 206/207 and 250 are my favorite Scotch which didn't emanate from a Distillery! Scotch and Scotch at Casa de McLover are favorite matches.
     
  18. tootull

    tootull John Norman

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  19. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Well-Known Member

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    I can almost smell and feel them from just looking at the pictures!
    Up in the loft later to see if I can find a few of my own.
     
  20. Stuart S

    Stuart S Forum Resident

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    These are like little lost furry creatures, our best friends during confusing times (Youth)
     
  21. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Well-Known Member

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    I had one very similar to those pictured when I was around 9 years young. I bought two old speakers from a junk shop, stripped them out of their cabinets and wired them up to the single jack socket on my player with thin bell wire. It sounded fantastic!!!!
     
  22. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    And that's how we made a "playlist"!!
     
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  23. digdug67

    digdug67 Well-Known Member

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    Won an auction at an online estate sale recently, for $9 got a bunch of prerecorded cassette tapes, drawer, some audio books, etc., and some assorted blanks. Here's four of them. Oh yeah, Kmart! :)

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  24. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

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    I remember those "MCS" tapes. I had a packet. Can't recall where I got 'em from. JC Penny, maybe?
     
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  25. Guitarded

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    ...and tie dying them with food coloring for by Dead Bootlegs!
     
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