How Many are for Rehashing Cassettes?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Sep 28, 2017.

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  1. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    You don't need a second hand deck, there's CDs and vinyls to accommodate you, forget the remedial media.
  2. ThmsFrd

    ThmsFrd Forum Resident

    As much as I am desperately nostalgic for the simpler times of my child days, and would love to put my hands back again on my favorite 90s mixtapes, there's absolutely no way I'm using cassettes "seriously" again.

    I mean, I could buy a cassette deck and a couple of tapes for messing around, but it wouldn't last longer than an afternoon.
  3. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    I put vinyls in for a laugh btw.
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  4. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    They were the least collectible music format ever. The lack of artwork, lyrics and sleeve notes on pre-recorded tapes irritated me every time. Horrible value for money. Their only advantage was they hardly took up any space.
  5. DHamilton

    DHamilton Forum Resident

    geeze, no love for the tape. Oh well more for me.
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  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Exactly. I did love doing mix tapes and all, but cassettes are a sonic nightmare, all things being equal.

    No thanks.
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  7. MagneticNorthpaw

    MagneticNorthpaw Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    I think it would be sort of clever and funny if a cassette box set came with an exclusive pencil - complete with art on its shell complementary to the cover art - in the event of a respooling need.
  8. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    And you could play them in the car without worry of skipping!

    Hardly a reason today to keep it going. That said, I wish artists would record more on analogue tape!
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  9. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    But when you were driving you couldn't salvage them as the player chewed them up...

    Which happened frequently as I recall.
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  10. nolazep

    nolazep I drink and I know things

    As someone who grew up in the 80s and 90s.... WTF?!?!?

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  11. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Forum Member Rated 6.8 By Pitchfork

    Las Vegas
    Exactly. And I hadn't either until I got my deck. I didn't even know it was possible that cassettes could sound so hi-fi. Sometimes I suspect that the internal ZX-9 circuitry might be making some overdubs sound even better than the records themselves. They made some truly fantastic gear back then.
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  12. eric777

    eric777 Astral Projectionist

    I see no benefit in going back to cassettes. If I want an analog recording, I will by the LP.
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  13. DrStroganoff

    DrStroganoff Forum Resident

    South Wales, UK
    I collect both vinyl & cassettes, and love each format for different reasons. Vinyl for the SQ, big artwork etc... But as an 80's child, the cassette will always have a special place in my heart.
    I run a DIY cassette label, they are great for small bands as they are very cheap to produce and a good seller at gigs. I've also had the privilege of working with a few of my favorite artists by approaching them with the idea of putting a tape out.
    While they'll never match the sound quality of vinyl, there'll always be room for tapes on my shelf. :)
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  14. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

    After losing four Naks to theft I pretty much gave up. A fiend gave me a technics but it chewed up to much. Still have a boatload of tapes that I will probably never listen to again with the wifey wanting to discard them....
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no thanks I've moved on to better formats....
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  16. Mateo Sanboval

    Mateo Sanboval Forum Resident

    Send them my way? I'll pay for shipping.
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  17. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    There was a short time time I bought tapes. When I didn't have a cd player and Kmart and Wal-Mart didn't sell records anymore. This would have been around 6 or 7th grade and lasted until Xmas in 8th grade. I did buy a lot of blanks to copy stuff.
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Nakamichi decks are a good bet if you can find them for a song.
  19. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    I've got 8 cassette decks and all sound very good to amazing with quality tape recorded properly.
  20. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

    Not here anymore
    I clearly don't care about it (spelling Nak...whatever correctly) - hence the spelling error I didn't bother to check for. Sorry.

    Being the best "cassette deck maker". That's kinda like being really good at making fruit cake. Oh well. I digress...

    If you like them, enjoy. They aren't my thing. Far be it for me to dictate how people have fun. I'm tickled in all ways pink that this thread continues to be rehashed over and over again. Sadder still, I keep biting. What is wrong with me? LOL!!!

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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Just recently got a BX300.
    Supposed to be not eye catching as a Dragon. Price a hellava lot cheaper.
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  22. *Zod*

    *Zod* So, this is planet Houston

    New England
    if someone came out with a well made new cassette deck for less than $500 I might be tempted to buy one but I'm not sure whether or not shortly thereafter I would regret the decision.
  23. xilef regnu

    xilef regnu Forum Resident

    To all the naysayers: You mean you don't want your music delivered to you through such a superb mechanism?????

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  24. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    My direct drive ones are fantastic, thank Q.
  25. friendofafriend

    friendofafriend Forum Resident

    South Jordan, UT
    I've still got my Sony Walkman , and if a new album I like is released on cassette, I usually buy it and enjoy listening to it. Of course it doesn't sound as good as vinyl or cd, but it sounds different and that difference is often fun in a nostalgic way. I always buy the LP and usually the cd as well, but I do get a certain enjoyment from buying and playing new cassettes, and wish more new albums would get a cassette release.
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