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Any of you remember cassette tape walkmans?

Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:25 pm

They were before your time, but still had awesome sound quality - rich and warm and very involving.

You could play music at different speeds, to make it more interesting. On a bad day, the sound wobbled, so it sounded like Amy Winehouse was on drugs. Well, we already know she is, but it sounds like she was on twice as many.

They were about £1/cassette. Nowadays, they've gone up in price:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140386996167&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:35 pm

They were before your time...
What do you mean by that? I had one of those! and im 15.
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:50 pm

Lol.

No surprise there - you in the backwards Canary Islands Very Happy

You 'had'??? Where is yours now?!

I still 'have' mine Smile
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:53 pm

PS - Yours wouldn't have been the pink version of this one by any chance? Very Happy


http://www.walkmancentral.com/products/wm-2


Some great resources here - all the different Sony models:

http://www.walkmancentral.com/list/walkman
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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:58 pm

I cannot remember if I had one of those Laughing

That tape did make a decent amount though, must be a rarity over in the US unless they are all making a come back. Who knows maybe the video will soon comeback into fashion Smile

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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:33 pm

i had it when i was 6....it was my sisters actually and iiiiiiiiiiiiii broke it!
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:38 pm

No tape player Dan?

That is soooo not cool! Kids in Paris love playing their music backwards on tape Very Happy

You can also fast ffwd it on play to make it garbled. Seems to be the rage in 'lo-fi' we don't want digital!

Yeah - I broke a few of mine. Had one stolen too. My current walkman wobbles. Need a new one hmmmm. That red one looks really tasty. Screw the iPod!
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:39 pm

who changed my rank to newb? u dick! lol
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:43 pm

I have a modern walkman lol?

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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:48 pm

MasterTenerife wrote:who changed my rank to newb? u dick! lol

Its because you never posted for so long.

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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:51 pm

Bluecollarlove wrote:No tape player Dan?

That is soooo not cool! Kids in Paris love playing their music backwards on tape Very Happy

You can also fast ffwd it on play to make it garbled. Seems to be the rage in 'lo-fi' we don't want digital!

Yeah - I broke a few of mine. Had one stolen too. My current walkman wobbles. Need a new one hmmmm. That red one looks really tasty. Screw the iPod!

Not one that I recall. I remember having one of those CD players, I used to be able to fit it in my pocket... just Smile

They sound awesome when you ffwd them Smile

Treat yourself to one of them iPods Morgan... go on do it Smile

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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:52 pm

I didn't notice your status was Newb actually.


That's one cool looking walkman. But will it last 20 years like the original tape cassette walkmans? Very Happy

The quality from digital walkmans are zhit!
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:52 pm

bullshit i had 2 starts before today lol

i think.....
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:54 pm

Bluecollarlove wrote:I didn't notice your status was Newb actually.


That's one cool looking walkman. But will it last 20 years like the original tape cassette walkmans? Very Happy

The quality from digital walkmans are zhit!

Its been 3 years already and its fine lol...17 remaining!

But honestly i dont think i will have it in a few years since you know, technology advancing and all of that, will need more memory too!
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:56 pm

That's it.

I found some cassettes I'd listened to since I was a kid (Simple Minds! lol!)

The memory bit will die with these flash players. My iPod drive skips now and then - like a stuttering. It's really annoying.

Cassettes always look very pretty when they get chewed up Smile
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:05 pm

I remember playing this when i was a kid...rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K7fL5s_1ac
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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:14 pm

MT, you have gone to newb, as you've been a member for several months yet only have 183 posts. Meaning your post - day ratio is probably below 1 lol!

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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:15 pm

20 years for these new iPods, most things like this don't last 20 months when used on a regular basis. Theres always something new coming out, eventually they stop re-newing the software for the older ones giving you no choice but to upgrade.

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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:19 pm

MasterTenerife wrote:I remember playing this when i was a kid...rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K7fL5s_1ac


Lol. You used to 'play it'?

I used to dance to this stuff. We used to go to 'discotheques' which were starting to play this kind of house music (not really music at all - just beats to bop about half pissed or drunk). We'd drink litres of water going out as a group to dance. It was great fun then. Ahhh...the good old days Very Happy

PS - you weren't even born when that track was out!!
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Post by Bluecollarlove on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:19 pm

20 years for these new iPods, most things like this don't last 20 months when used on a regular basis. Theres always something new coming out, eventually they stop re-newing the software for the older ones giving you no choice but to upgrade.


That's it...disposable technology....eating up disposable income for the latest and greatest!

I still listen to vinyl LPs and mini-discs (MD). They're the coolest format ever released! The mini-disc is the best - you can record from iPod; from the Macbook; from live; from concerts; from the street; from tape; from vinyl. It does everything Smile
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 pm

I wish i lived in those times!
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Post by DanHam on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:53 pm

Bluecollarlove wrote:That's it...disposable technology....eating up disposable income for the latest and greatest!

I still listen to vinyl LPs and mini-discs (MD). They're the coolest format ever released! The mini-disc is the best - you can record from iPod; from the Macbook; from live; from concerts; from the street; from tape; from vinyl. It does everything Smile

I think there should be a limit on such things like how many updates can come out a year. Apple are the worst for it, before you blink theres a newer version out!

I'm starting to wonder if my parents have any vinyl LP's and that like you do, Hmm, I may have to do some digging Smile As for recording to you play it then hold the mini disc by the speakers like we used to do about 5 years ago with out 'Nokia' phones? Laughing

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Post by bourney on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:15 pm

I remeber them.

Fucking hated them. I always ended up getting lost on the tape and didn't know what song i was on or anything LOL

They just blagged the shit out of me, luckily it was only for a very short time, then the first CD player walkmans started coming out.
I had one for christmas, about £90 it was. Fooking unreal, you can get them now for tuppence!
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:06 pm

They were called discmans lolz...but they had their flaws too, it was nice playing the track what you wanted, but for example, if you jumped it used to glitch or skip songs and that kind of thing, so you coulnt really dance around with them.

When the digital mp3 players came out, they were really revolutionary and very useful for people since your songs would never skip anymore, you could run, dance etc. And you didnt even need to think of a disk or a cassete.

Also the size of them was a big factor for everybody since you could easily have one with you anywere.
Lets see what the future will have for us...
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Post by MasterTenerife on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:06 pm

My longest post ever rofl.
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