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Cassette Tapes
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:29:51 AM »
So, the wife and daughter moved out this past Sunday, and I've been going through all the shit that's left behind. I found my old cassette collection last night. 135+ or so mostly beat to shit cassette tapes from high school. Mostly late 70's through mid-80's rock. Scorpions, Metallica, Rush, hair band of the moment, type stuff.

I hate to just pitch them, since they represent a goodly portion of every dollar I made in high school... but I don't even HAVE a tape player any longer.

What say you?

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 11:34:45 AM »
I voted to pitch them or give them to Ed.  However, in hindsight, you may need to also get Ed a cassette deck.  His eight track may ruin them.   ;D



Although he may be able to get them to work on the reel to reel if he takes them out of the case.   :o

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 11:35:15 AM »
I am willing to bet anything worthwhile is available digitally and even free via Pandora and the like. But you could buy a device and convert them to digital; I'm betting they would sound like crap.

My take....dump them.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 11:36:37 AM »
That's a tough one... I have the same dilemma, sort of. Denise is moving in w/ me & we were cleaning out closets to make room for her stuff & I still have a bunch of tapes from the 80s & 90s too. I hate to pitch them but they've all been replaced w/ CD's or downloaded. It seems like putting them on Ebay is going to take a whole lot of effort. Maybe we should all box up our tapes & send them to Ed! I think that would be hilarious!
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 12:05:48 PM »
I think I tossed all mine, now wondering what to do with all the CD's. once I transferred them all to my laptop (and backup) they have been in a box?
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 12:16:31 PM »
While we're at it, do any of you know whether a Sony Stereo AM/FM Receiver model STR-AV950 has any value?

It has to be circa '88 or '89. Buddy of mine bought it and it was probably a pretty decent system in the day...

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 12:16:50 PM »
That reminds me where can i buy an 8 track player?
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 12:46:31 PM »
Look for a crazy haired scientist with a Delorean, he might be able to set you up.


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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 12:48:49 PM »
Sorry about the change.


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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »
If it's been awhile since you listened to a store-bought
cassette tape the audio quality will probably make
your ears bleed.
Pitch 'em.
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 01:26:20 PM »
transfer them to cd.
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 01:46:40 PM »
If it's been awhile since you listened to a store-bought cassette tape the audio quality will probably make
your ears bleed.
Pitch 'em.

It has been quite a while, and you're probably right... I imagine it's pretty awful.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 01:47:24 PM »
That reminds me where can i buy an 8 track player?

I'm still digging through 21 years worth of shit, I'll let you know if I unearth one.



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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 04:43:08 PM »
eBay the set + actual shipping and if they don't have a bite - trash'm
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 06:02:46 PM »
Tapes don't last forever. Heck, even cd's aren't forever. Even if you had a player they probably wouldn't make it thru without breaking or pealing off the magnetic coating. Save them for the mystery box.
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2014, 02:04:05 PM »
I gave mine to my little cousin, who still listens to them (He's 36 or so and is a drummer in a rock band). No joke, he'll gladly take yours and use them. PM me if you want a shipping address. at least this way, they will be used.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2014, 04:44:24 PM »
they would make excellent clay pigeons.
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2014, 05:39:40 PM »
I gave mine to my little cousin, who still listens to them (He's 36 or so and is a drummer in a rock band). No joke, he'll gladly take yours and use them. PM me if you want a shipping address. at least this way, they will be used.

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Thanks. I think I found a home for them. Local musician who "collects" vintage equipment and media. Made his day when I told him about them.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2014, 05:40:26 PM »
they would make excellent clay pigeons.

Also a valid suggestion  :bigok:

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2014, 11:17:55 PM »

Thanks. I think I found a home for them. Local musician who "collects" vintage equipment and media. Made his day when I told him about them.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2014, 12:31:21 PM »
I scored a player that converts em to MP3 files . . . . . . not great fidelity, but fine for iPod/Motorcycle use
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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2014, 09:06:59 AM »
Humorously my 2002 Ranger has a cassette player, not a CD player. I pulled out a couple of my old tapes and have them in the truck. Occasionally when the radio commercials are too numerous, I push in the tape :)

It's "Hey, I remember that mix tape" :)

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2014, 09:39:36 AM »
Ha!  The Cablebandit's cars and trucks have both cassette and CD. 


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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2014, 12:51:42 PM »
Judging by the poll numbers, Ed's going to get the win.
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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »
Judging by the poll numbers, Ed's going to get the win.


Well, it appears it's still his birthday.


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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2014, 03:57:24 PM »

Thanks. I think I found a home for them. Local musician who "collects" vintage equipment and media. Made his day when I told him about them.

Jim

Hey, a happy ending!

I was about to add that I trashed mine. It kind of hurt -- lots of memories in there. The remaining vinyl got trashed in a basement flood about a decade ago. We trashed the CD collection while downsizing for our last move.

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Re: Cassette Tapes
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2014, 06:29:47 PM »
I used to hate it when people wouldn't put the cassettes back in the cases, and they'd rattle around the car.

They would wind up unravelling inside, have tight and loose spots, then you'd have to do this:

Rewinding cassette with pen.
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