You're welcome, Marlena. If he is as you describe, he's probably aware of
(1), but that is the support group he should seek out. There are many like
him there, I think.
At 12:08 PM 2004/11/08 -0700, Marlena Wyman wrote:
>Thanks for the information, Richard. In answer to question (3), he is a
>collector and lover of 8 track. I will let him know and we will see just
>how much of a lover of 8 track he is.
>From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
>Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 11:45 AM
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 8 track tapes
>At 10:42 AM 2004/11/08 -0700, Marlena Wyman wrote:
> >Hello - A researcher has asked how to fix 8 track tapes that have broken
> >springs or flattened pads. Can anyone out there advise on this?
>There are several ways to approach this.
>(1) There is help info at http://www.8trackheaven.com/
>(2) I offer a service to do this by removing the tape from the cartridge
>and using a reel-to-reel recorder with a 4-channel 8-track head in it (it
>takes two passes to get all the programs)
>(3) I must ask "why?" Almost everything that was released on 8-track was
>released on other, more durable formats like LP or at least cassette.
>Only the rare one-of-a-kind item really deserves the effort (read expense)
>1-877-TAPE-FIX (US and Canada toll free)