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8 track cartridge transfer

Post by randrohe » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:52 pm

Since I'm here asking for help, and digging through tape related stuff.
I have a 8 trk that has my dad's families band on it.
I would love to see him have a copy. He hasn't heard it in probably 20 years.
I have considered buying a playback machine, but it's a one off.
Anyone want a very small transfer job?
I would want to get the actual cartridge back for sentimental reasons.
thanks in advance
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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Someone's got this here, I'm sure of it. I would if I could (about the only basic format I don't have access to).
BUT, if for some reason nobody here can/will, let me know (PM here or e-mail to RhythmGJ at Yahoo dot com). I can ask over at AudioKarma and I know someone there (several probably) still run 8-track.

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:27 pm

Oh, quick thought though-- Is it actual commercial 8-track or is it cart? "Cart machines" were used in radio stations and studios, and look a lot like 8-track, but are different enough not to work interchangeably.

If it's a band tape, it's more likely a cart than an 8-track, but who knows. Make sure before we ask anyone else though.

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by randrohe » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:04 am

It's a consumer release, not a radio cartridge.
Thanks for your interest.

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:18 am

Welcome.

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by kslight » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:18 am

I have a Panasonic 8 track recorder/player deck that may be able to, but it’s functional condition is dubious at the moment (haven’t messed with it in a few years).

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by randrohe » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:02 pm

I'll check some of the above recommendations.
I wanted to check on tapo op first, because, trust..
Thanks

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Drone » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:30 pm

I have a super old Ampex 8-track, have you tried geting your own either at a thrift store or places like 8-track Heaven?

http://8trackheaven.com/

http://www.katestrackshack.com/transferservice.htm

http://www.audio-restorations.com/8track/
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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by randrohe » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:42 am

I've contacted Katestrackshack. Waiting on a reply. I have looked into buying a machine, but this the only time I see using it, so figured I should out source it. Thanks for the input

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by randrohe » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:07 pm

Kate's track shack did me well. Quick response, good communication, fine results.

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:31 am

Excellent. For research purposes, would you feel comfortable sharing the cost?

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by vvv » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:00 pm

"For research purposes"?

Or are you just trying to avoid having to buy the CD's to replace your Molly Hatchet 8-track collection? :twisted:
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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by Gregg Juke » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:36 am

What's it to ya? Wouldn't that still be research?

Yer "Flirtin' weetha disasta," friend, when you choose to mock The Hatchet!!!!!

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Re: 8 track cartridge transfer

Post by vvv » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:03 am

I had that one, used t' play it in my Pinto. I had Sound Design home stereo speakers wired in the back; we'd set 'em on the roof while we drank Lowenbrau in the forest preserves. Crankin' the Hatchett! And Foghat! And Frampton! :high:

I haven't actually heard a 8-track in mebbe 35+ years.
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