PermO said:I never had a negative experience with tape, back in those days it simply was the greatest thing !
In my teens I had this friend who has two older brothers who where both working a job while we were still at school, having no money but some pocket money from our parents.
His brothers bought records, lots of them, they were all still living with their parents and probably spend most of their salarys on records and weed.
So during they day we sneaked into his brothers room to tape the latest releases they got, there was a well setup quality turntable and a Akai GSX? deck.
Those tapes helped me get trough life, really.
I have no bad memories of tape at all, actually I'm still running a tapemachine that is older than me, nearly 60 years old G36 in 100% original condition never been messed with, still got the original Telefunken / Philips tubes inside 8)
PermO said:I used to have a weekend job for one summer as a maintanance guy, cleaning the heads of this big wall of Nakamichi autoreverse casette decks
Winston O'Boogie said:About a year and a half of saving, and begging my parents, I found a slightly used one in a music store about 30 miles away.
Coming home in the car with that 144, it seemed my wildest dreams were becoming true.
Squeaky said:I wonder how many of us (of a certain vintage) started recording on those little Tascam 4 tracks. You still had to learn how to bounce using those things.