A heads up for forthcoming 50's Jazz tapes

Discussion in 'Tape' started by BobbyBluz, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. BobbyBluz

    BobbyBluz Well-Known Member

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    Due to a confidentiality agreement I can't say anything other than a batch of 1950's Jazz 1/4" tapes dubbed from the original masters will be available soon. These are direct copies done by the record company that originally recorded them. I'll give more info when they're released by the record company. From what I know you may have to order them direct.
     
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    Waiting eagerly for updates when available!
     
  3. janikphoto

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    Interesting.
     
  4. bobschneider

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    Any info on pricing? The master tape dubs from the likes of Acoustic Sounds and The Tape Project run like $450 each :eek::eek: They do sound outstanding, though

    EDIT: Both those sources sell half track 15 ips dubs copied in real time, which take up two 10.5" reels. The raw tape itself is close to $150 at retail, so with duplication costs, royalties, etc the price is almost reasonable. I'd expect that quarter track 7.5 ips copies would be a lot cheaper, since they'd only use 25% as much raw tape, and presumably only 25% as much time to copy (or even less if duplicated at higher speed).
     
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    Don't leave us Jazz tapeheads hanging...
     

     

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    That's for a pancake without a reel, while the folks selling master tape copies are selling with reels, and it takes two reels for one album at 15 ips half track. That same source has that tape on a reel for $68 each. So for two reels you're looking at $138 from your source, and other sources are similarly priced.
     
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    of course we'd want it on a reel.... duh !
     
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    Perhaps they could sell the product in pancake form and you could supply the flanges and other hardware to convert it into a reel. It might be be less expensive that way, assuming you already have the parts to do this.
     

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