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'50s  Reel to Reel tape collection & Akai GX4000D
07/27/14 at 18:52:35
 

Ok, I figured I'd let the Decware Family and extended family have first dibs on this before I put it up on eBay or Craigslist.

I have a collection of 50 reel to reel tapes, both 7" and 5" spanning all of the '50s - all studio tapes back when they duplicated them at slow speed before they started high-speed dubbing in the '60s and the quality went to hell. I'll have a list of tapes and photos later today. I'm seeing these tapes go for $20 each on eBay, so I figured $500 for the whole collection - and I'd include shipping on that.

I also have an Akai GX4000D reel to reel that seems to work well. It came from the same estate sale I picked up the tape collection from. I've used it to play back some of these vintage tapes before I got the 1/4 track playback head for my Otari deck. I really don't know much about it besides it plays tapes back well (this is single ended RCA output only, no XLR). Asking $100 plus shipping.

I'm working on taking inventory and photos now for specifics - please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Here's some examples of what I have -



















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Reply #1 - 07/28/14 at 01:19:41
 
I'd be interested to receive the inventory once you've prepared it.
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Reply #2 - 07/28/14 at 04:47:29
 
OK, I had a busy night, but I got some photos of the tapes. The guy who owned these tapes worked for Allied Electronics in '50s and '60s, so I'm not surprised to find there are a couple un-released studio tapes in the mix! Great find!



The photos of the Front and Back (where applicable) covers are located here.

http://lonelyraven.zenfolio.com/p45686983


I'm going to get a couple photos of the deck before I go to bed.
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Reply #3 - 07/28/14 at 05:02:44
 

The Akai GX4000D deck. Looks to be in great condition - just needs more cleaning up.










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Reply #4 - 07/30/14 at 19:57:40
 
Bump - I'm sending to eBay soon - I never heard back from Jody, so I'm considering everything still available.
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Reply #5 - 08/01/14 at 13:02:11
 
Sorry, been tied up at work.  I'll have a look over the weekend and get back to you with any specific wants.  
Cheers, Jody
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Reply #6 - 08/01/14 at 14:43:06
 

I certainly know what that's like...it took me a month just to post this stuff because of work. LOL

Get back to me either way, so I know to hold the stuff, or post it up on eBay. I know I could get more money for it on eBay jusdging from what's actually selling up there, but I'd have to sell it one or two at a time like I did my rare CDs, and that was a huge PITA. I'd much rather move the tapes as a lot to a collector and maybe even break even on my investment.
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Reply #7 - 08/05/14 at 16:28:37
 

So, I'm not that familiar with Jazz, and I was curious about this Fred Kaz tape. Apparently there are a lot of Fred Kaz videos on you tube, and he had something to do with Second City!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K-4Z1He_pc

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Reply #9 - 09/22/14 at 17:11:47
 

I've been too busy with work to post these on eBay, so I'm bumping this one more once. I can bring the R2R and tapes to Decfest next month as well.

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