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Reel To Reel Players

Thu May 01, 2003 7:08 pm

Im sure many of you own reel to reel tapes in your collection,but
how many of you out there actually own the players and play the
I have a late 60s model sony portable player that works very well,
along with 3 Elvis reels(Elvis Country,From Memphis To Vegas,
Elvis For Everyone/Paradise Hawaiian Style).The sound is excellent,
and while Im no expert on this,I think it compares
well to CD sound.
I have also read somewhere that record companys when making
these tapes would often use 1st generation tapes for the transfer.
They sound good enough for this to be true.
Any way I would like to correspond with anyone who is
also into reels.Thanks!!

Thu May 01, 2003 7:38 pm

i myself also have a player. the sound is better than off record.
do you have any reels taped from the radio in the 60s or 70's?i collect those.


Thu May 01, 2003 7:49 pm

No,just the 3 I named.However e-bay recently had a reel
auction for one of the original radio station tapes of
Watermarks The Elvis Presley Story.You may want
to check them out from time to time.

Thu May 01, 2003 8:17 pm

My father in law keeps one at our beach house. He has hundreds of tapes, but no where to store them. Most of them are classical or old musicals and shows, though. Frankly, I think they sound great! Much clearer that vinyl. Of course, you have to wait for an hour for it to rewind. Boy, have CD's spoiled us or what!?


Thu May 01, 2003 8:23 pm

is real to real is a good collection and do they have any
vaul to em like vinyl records dose.

i like to start collecting them but i dont know one thing about them.

Thu May 01, 2003 8:45 pm

:shock: Unbelievable!! :shock:



Thu May 01, 2003 9:22 pm


Thu May 01, 2003 9:31 pm

curtis knows.


Thu May 01, 2003 10:15 pm

I dont know what unbelievable Tom is referring but I feel that ii is unbelievable that he doesnt know anything about the reel to reel thing but he wants to collect them, he doesnt know if the have any value but suddenly he wants to start collecting them ....

Do you want to collect Flinkiers ! I dont know what it is, but hey I would like to. It doesnt make any sense at all!


Thu May 01, 2003 10:27 pm

hi Francesc
yeah thats what i meant i dont know much on the real to real tapes
like i know vinyl.

so i like to know if they worth collecting.


Fri May 02, 2003 12:04 am

The original Watermark Elvis Story was in the form of vinyl 12' discs and not tape. As was AT TOP 40 etc. Thses were commercial programs so bands were on the discs to easily accomondate commercial/news drop ins etc. This would be difficult with tape and present all manner of cueing up problems.

Any tape on EBay would be a copy, probably off-air.

I have several AT40 volumes from 30 years ago.

Also remember that these radio programs were transcribed from regular record releases and not any "original source " tapes .

Fri May 02, 2003 12:09 am

So New Zealand is in the middle of earth ... :roll:

Fri May 02, 2003 9:40 am


Sat May 03, 2003 2:31 pm

We have 6 reel to reel tapes from: That's the way it is, but no player ( we try to get one), we are very intersted in a player so we can see what it is.