I had a similar pile of made-for-car tapes. My solution was to give them to my 20-year-older boss
who still uses a cassette recorder for interviews he needs to transcribe. I switched to a Zoom
digital recorder a few years ago, so I had no use for the tapes. Meanwhile, he couldn't care less
that his Sony pressman-type recorder isn't designed for high-bias tapes, he can get a good enough
recording to transcribe. Well, all of that was going fine until I gave him a Tascam digital recorder
for Christmas and then that was it for that pile of tapes. I think they got chucked a month or so
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2012 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Free - Cassette tapes
>I guess I'll come clean to the whole list.
> I was posting for others to get them interested in the tapes as I was afraid they wouldn't draw
> any interest.
> Later in the message, I said I wasn't interested, but I was pointing out that especially
> screw-shell, but even welded-shell cassettes can be used to salvage tapes whose shells have an
> They did find a home or two. I have probably over 100 Maxell new-in-wrap Type II and Type IV
> cassettes as well as probably over 2000 C-0 shells and that's good for the rest of my time in this
> business, I suspect.
> I probably also have several hundred Maxell tapes made for car playback that I will never use
> again. I don't know what to do with them as I shouldn't give away the copies of the commercial
> recordings, and can't give away the copies of private recordings.
> On 2012-06-23 12:38 PM, Hugh Paterson III wrote:
>> Good snag Richard.
>> If anyone has any more I could use about 80-100 of the screw type, of course I'll pay postage.
>> - hugh paterson
>> On Jun 23, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Lou Judson wrote:
>>> Richard, if they are TDK type D, they have screws. I've never seen a welded TDK!
>>> Lou Judson
>>> Intuitive Audio
>>> On Jun 22, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>>> Are these screw shell cassettes or welded cassettes.
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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