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I’ve been looking for a good cassette recorder for a while now. What I’ve been wanting to do is:
- Pull out my old boxes of cassette tape recordings I have of myself and a couple other band mates. There’s many many many hours of material in these boxes of tapes. Should be able to find some gold in there.
- Possibly get into some “tape looping”. I know this also possibly involves taking apart the radio and possibly having to modify a few things. (I already know very well how to splice tape!) So I may be looking for help on that subject. Possibly
I used to have some decent ones back in the day, but those are long gone, and it seems finding used ones out in the wild is hit or miss nowadays. Now they are getting really hard to find at all!
I’ve actually bought a few online and all of them had problems. Either parts didn’t work, or it needed belts that couldn’t be found, or the play head works, but the rec head didn’t, or verse visa. All just used crap.
So, it’s not a “Thrift store find”, but a discount/wholesale store called “Ollies” where I finally stumbled upon it... (so I can’t post it in the “Flea Market” thread!)
A cassette tape recorder!!!!
And check this out.. it’s not a vintage one, or even used... but BRAND NEW! A brand new cassette tape recorder with a 1 year manufacturers warranty? All the standard cassette tape recorder functions, PLUS it has Bluetooth, USB, SD card reader and more? Pshshshss SOLD!
I’ve seen this brand at Walmart before, so I know it’s “Made in [insert the worst place you can think of here]” but never knew they had this! I bought this sucker quicker than you can say Sample Fodder!
So that’s the idea, I can finally dig out those boxes of old guitar recordings (some Casio/Yamaha keyboard stuff too)
And see if I can find anything worth sampling from back in the day. If not, I’ve been wanting to experiment with tape looping and stuff like that, so this Retro Rocker will be perfect!
The thing was only $29.99 USD anyway, so why not?
I’m still trippin about buying a brand new cassette recorder with a warranty... in 2021! 🤣
Here it is on the left, next to my old old shortwave radio I keep out in the garage from the 70s