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Trem2
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:27 pm    Post subject: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Just recently got a tascam 238 cassette 8 track up and running.

It records at high speed and I realize I'm going to need a big ass box of cassette tapes to keep up with this thing.

So I'm looking for recommendations on a) what a good brand of tape is.

and b) where I can get a nice big box for a good price.

-thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Simmsy knows about this stuff.
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benton netty
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

i have a 488 mkII, and i've just always used maxell 60 min tapes or TDK master cassette. i can't really tell the difference between the two. i don't really care that much, i guess.
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The Real MC
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

I have a cassette multitrack and I just buy Maxell chrome tapes at WalMart.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

www.tapes.com
buy high-bias tapes.
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kayagum
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Agreed on the Maxell and TDK recommendation. (I own a 238s).

Whatever you do, though, don't buy 90 minute tapes. You need the thicker backing, otherwise it can snarl.

60 should be the max. TDK Master series comes in shorter lengths (30, 15, etc.). The Guitar Center / Musicians Friend military industrial complex carries them, but you may want to shop around online.

Froogle it! http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=tdk+sm30&btnG=Search+Froogle
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joeysimms
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Do NOT buy TDK SA-X 60's.. they don't work right. Apparnetly they chnged the backing on the tape, and the last 2 times i have bought them, they start warbling and get increasingly warbled.

I like maxell, or sony, or fuji.. anything high bias, type II, no more than 60 or 74 mins.
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RefD
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

aye, another vote here for Maxell high bias 60 minute!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Actually, it's TDK Pro Series, not Master Series. (must have been the SM designation.)
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Trem2
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Where to buy cassette tapes ??? Reply with quote

Nice. Thanks for the replies and for the heads up about the SA-X's.

-john
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