|Unless recently serviced with a new pressure pad and foil splice, ALL
8 TRACK TAPES MUST FIRST BE SERVICED BEFORE ATTEMPTING
TO PLAY THEM ! In most cases, the adhesive holding the foil splice in
place breaks on the first few plays, sometimes on the very first attempt.
In addition, the foam pressure pad is worn out and will not hold the tape
firmly against the playback head, causing crosstalk in many cases.
KATE'S TRACK SHACK has been servicing 8 track tapes since
BEFORE Barry's 8 Track Repair appeared on the Internet, and they are
an outstanding, reputable and friendly service to send your tapes to.
Dan and Kathy Gibson are great people with a great, needed service.
You can reach them at the following e-mail address:
You can also click on their banner and go directly to their website:
When I need reliable tapes for testing, I buy from Kate's Track Shack.
Their prices are the most reasonable, and they can even repair tapes
that appear hopeless. They can either sell tapes in "as is" condition,
or they can "tune them up" with a new foil splice and pressure pad.
I highly recommend paying the little extra to have them tuned up.
Sorry Dan, looks like you'll have to put in some overtime :-)
Kate's Track Shack also sells supplies to repair your own tapes, and
I have found their pressure pads to be far superior to those found on
eBay or from any other source. And if you're looking for the TOTAL
60's - 70's experience, they occasionally have other related 8 track
memorabilia to offer - tape cases, carousels, etc.
For CD transfer jobs, I must admit that I'm the guy since I have a self-
produced and published CD on the market, have high-end audio
recording equipment and know how to bring out and enhance the music
while reducing hiss and noise to acceptable levels.
Hats off to KATE'S TRACK SHACK - the best tape repair service online!
|Expert Repairs on 8 Track Tapes from Kate's Track Shack