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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011, 06:18:17 PM »

Wouldn't you know it!  Sitting right in front of me, on my desk, another 8 Track I recently picked up( and had blanked on).  

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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2011, 03:55:30 PM »

Got some new tapes today!!  A special benefactor sent me a box of tapes, and a whole bunch of them are new to my collection.  

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say, does anyone else here collect the Beach Boys on tapes , or am I the only one? THAT would be a lonely feeling! ( But I can deal, if it's true)



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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2011, 12:39:42 AM »

Got some new tapes today!!  A special benefactor sent me a box of tapes, and a whole bunch of them are new to my collection. 

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say, does anyone else here collect the Beach Boys on tapes , or am I the only one? THAT would be a lonely feeling! ( But I can deal, if it's true)


Well, I have Surf's Up and Love You on 8 track (both sealed). Fascinated by your collection, BTW!
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 01:29:57 PM »

I had a few 8 tracks, but no Beach Boys. Still have many cassettes, though, including CATP/PS, Ultimate Christmas, and both of Carl's solos.
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 01:36:18 PM »

i bought a sealed Love You 8track off Ebay awhile back. just got around to opening the box it was shipped in. Sad to say that the plastic coating kinda pealed off durring shipping and is extremely fragile to the touch. Oh well, at least its a great condition 8 track
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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2012, 07:03:58 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2012, 02:42:17 AM »

Bgas, I noticed that you hadn't uploaded The Beach Boys 1985. Probably just an oversight as I'm sure you have it in your collection.

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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2012, 12:20:08 PM »

Bgas, I noticed that you hadn't uploaded The Beach Boys 1985. Probably just an oversight as I'm sure you have it in your collection.



Yeah. One would think that, but they'd be wrong.  
How I didn't even think about not having this is beyond my realm of understanding!  ( I'm slipping, obviously)
Now I must find a copy; yours looks very excellent. I hope I'll find one at least as nice.  

If you find another one, please let me know!
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2012, 03:00:36 AM »

A few more to add to the repository...

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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2012, 04:30:56 PM »

A few more to add to the repository...



Wow, I missed posting some more?  I'm really slipping it seems...
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2012, 02:10:16 AM »

Perhaps they just "slipped on through".  Grin

Here's another recent acquisition

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« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2012, 07:17:56 AM »

Nice to see you keeping up the interests! 
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2012, 08:22:40 PM »

Another Holland variant:

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« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2013, 04:45:10 PM »

Really beautiful collection!
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« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2013, 08:54:40 AM »

I have never heard an 8 track before. For those a little older than me, what is better quality: an 8 track or a cassette tape?
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2013, 09:34:03 AM »

you have not lived until you hear the distintive clunk of an 8 track tape player changing programs while driving down the road. it usually happened halfway thru a track. plus one has to experience a player eating the tape after hitting a bump or pot hole.

short answer....cassette sounded much better to me
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2013, 02:53:11 PM »

you have not lived until you hear the distintive clunk of an 8 track tape player changing programs while driving down the road. it usually happened halfway thru a track. plus one has to experience a player eating the tape after hitting a bump or pot hole.

short answer....cassette sounded much better to me

I guess the actual tape width used would be about the same for either one. The best sound came from 4 Track cartridges, which had twice as much space to work with, hence greater sound quality; problem being, of course, they were invented to have the roller in the machine, not the cartridge, which effectively killed the format. 
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2013, 08:07:58 AM »

you have not lived until you hear the distintive clunk of an 8 track tape player changing programs while driving down the road. it usually happened halfway thru a track. plus one has to experience a player eating the tape after hitting a bump or pot hole.

short answer....cassette sounded much better to me

I guess the actual tape width used would be about the same for either one. The best sound came from 4 Track cartridges, which had twice as much space to work with, hence greater sound quality; problem being, of course, they were invented to have the roller in the machine, not the cartridge, which effectively killed the format. 

I remember making my first SMiLE versions on cassette tape. Record a section, pause, record a section, pause. It sounded like crap. Good to have first rate digital editors now. Smiley   

Did the tipical 8 track player have a record button?
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« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2013, 01:07:56 PM »

you have not lived until you hear the distintive clunk of an 8 track tape player changing programs while driving down the road. it usually happened halfway thru a track. plus one has to experience a player eating the tape after hitting a bump or pot hole.

short answer....cassette sounded much better to me

I guess the actual tape width used would be about the same for either one. The best sound came from 4 Track cartridges, which had twice as much space to work with, hence greater sound quality; problem being, of course, they were invented to have the roller in the machine, not the cartridge, which effectively killed the format. 

I remember making my first SMiLE versions on cassette tape. Record a section, pause, record a section, pause. It sounded like crap. Good to have first rate digital editors now. Smiley   

Did the tipical 8 track player have a record button?

Nope. Initially they only played; later you could get ones that did record, but the most common units were play only. At least from my experience
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« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2013, 06:58:18 AM »

you have not lived until you hear the distintive clunk of an 8 track tape player changing programs while driving down the road. it usually happened halfway thru a track. plus one has to experience a player eating the tape after hitting a bump or pot hole.

short answer....cassette sounded much better to me

I guess the actual tape width used would be about the same for either one. The best sound came from 4 Track cartridges, which had twice as much space to work with, hence greater sound quality; problem being, of course, they were invented to have the roller in the machine, not the cartridge, which effectively killed the format. 

I remember making my first SMiLE versions on cassette tape. Record a section, pause, record a section, pause. It sounded like crap. Good to have first rate digital editors now. Smiley   

Did the tipical 8 track player have a record button?

Nope. Initially they only played; later you could get ones that did record, but the most common units were play only. At least from my experience

Sounds like a CD in that you could only play them at first.
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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2013, 06:42:15 AM »

Ha ha I actually played tbese in my car in HS. This was it for car stereo besides the radio. Hissy as all bell and the track changes more often than not, jarring.

When a tape would fail we would hang on to tape and throw the shell out the window. Good Times!

Oh yeah you can record on them...Id look for factory blanks though.

The quadraphonic players and tapes sell for decent money. Some of the top of the line units sound okay. No where good as open reel tapes or cassette.
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2013, 02:28:56 PM »

The drawing cover is hilarious. Mike looks like Mike. That's it.
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« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2013, 11:59:13 PM »

My only tape from Holland: 

   


This cracks me up.  Yup, that is definitely an album.
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« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2013, 04:27:00 AM »

Like any format it depended on the pressing mostly.  I came in on the very end of the 8-track era. Generally I didn't find the sound worse than cassette, but I found them much harder to work with because our players had no rewind or fast forward. The track changing thing would happen too.
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