Posted by
Message
Larry
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jul 2004
5136 posts
 Online 

Cassette Tapes
Are they coming back? Just saw where Kacey Musgraves released her new album on cassette. Why would she do that?

I get vinyl coming back with sound quality and the ritual of putting them on, but a tape?


sledgehammer
USA Fan
SWLA
Member since Oct 2020
1041 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
How would people play that nowadays? Nobody has a large stereo and cars don’t even have CD players.


Zappas Stache
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Member since Apr 2009
32069 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
Yes, 12 year old son of a friend is into cassettes. I don't get it either.


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
203062 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
My granddaughter is into vinyl and cassettes. Even bought a vintage walkman.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
RockAndRollDetective
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2014
4466 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
It's strictly about nostalgia and kitsch. It was a wonderful day for me when I realized I would never have to deal with cassettes, 8 tracks, videotapes or any of that shite again. It's pure dumbassery to put any kind of valuable recording on something that shits the bed if you look at it wrong.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
81
LSU Jax
USA Fan
Gator Country Hell
Member since Sep 2006
6995 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
quote:

I don't get it either.

What’s not to get? Who here doesn’t miss having the cassette player eat your tape and then having to delicately pull the tape out of the player and wind it back into the cassette with a pencil eraser?


sertorius
LSU Fan
Asheville
Member since Oct 2008
1312 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
What's the sound quality versus vinyl?

I remember when cd's came out we thought they were better because you couldn't hear scratches.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
DeltaTigerDelta
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2017
6679 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I saw new cassettes for sale at a music store inside the Seattle airport this summer. Must be the new hip & trendy thing.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Lonnie Utah
Citadel Fan
Utah!
Member since Jul 2012
13600 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
quote:

How would people play that nowadays? Nobody has a large stereo and cars don’t even have CD players.



I still have a component dual cassette deck.


TheFretShack
Member since Oct 2015
740 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I pitched all my cassettes - probably two office bulk paper boxes full - some 10 years ago after hauling them around unplayed for the 20 years prior. Cassettes are a pain in the ass, they slack and break, they develop warble and drop-outs and they lose treble over time and they are VERY heat sensitive, with even subtle heat accelerating all of the above issues. Once I got a CD player in my car, tapes were basically useless. I have zero desire to reintroduce that medium in any music environ in which I dwell.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
hogcard1964
Arkansas Fan
Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
4512 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
I understand albums, but cassettes.... Nah


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
High C
USA Fan
viewing the fall....
Member since Nov 2012
42034 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Spoon - Advance Cassette

Great song off of one of my favorite albums ever.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Auburn80
Tennessee Tech Fan
Member since Nov 2017
4134 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I assume sound quality and portability. Digital files are compressed and don't have the full range of sound. I personally cannot tell the difference, but audiophiles say they can. Cassettes are full sound without the scratches.


Zappas Stache
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Member since Apr 2009
32069 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
21
Marco Esquandolas
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2013
10914 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
quote:

Nobody has a large stereo and cars don’t even have CD players.



Is that so?


Telecaster
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since May 2017
787 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Team TDK SA90 checking in.

I wish I could find a tech to CLA my Nakamichi deck. It would be cool to play some of my old custom made mix tapes again.


Marco Esquandolas
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2013
10914 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Willy Herman Services in California will totally rebuild Nak decks. He did my CR-7A two years ago.


hogcard1964
Arkansas Fan
Illinois
Member since Jan 2017
4512 posts
 Online 

re: Cassette Tapes
How would people play that nowadays? Nobody has a large stereo and cars don’t even have CD players.

Interesting


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Telecaster
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since May 2017
787 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Excellent. Thanks.
This post was edited on 9/16 at 2:47 pm


parrotdr
LSU Fan
Cesspool of Rationalization
Member since Oct 2003
7296 posts

re: Cassette Tapes


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
70
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 3next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram