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Anybody still using Cassette

  1. Prokid profile image61
    Prokidposted 5 years ago

    I havent seen cassettes for a very long time, Im wondering how many people still use them now.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      sorry that was funny.

      welcome to hubpages, glad your here smile

      no cassettes for about 10 years, would be fun to see one again!

    2. Abhaque Supanjang profile image30
      Abhaque Supanjangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I still have some, like the album of Jon Bon Jovy, Michael Jackson, sweet memory album (cassette), heavy metal and some from the album of Minang songs. I have collected them since I was in my Technical Senior High School in 1986. And they are still in good condition now, anytime I am longing for listening to them I can play them in my cassette player.

    3. joejagodensky profile image61
      joejagodenskyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Gone along with albums and 8-Tracks.

    4. FatFreddysCat profile image91
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I still have a bunch of my old cassette tapes in a box in my closet. I have been slowly upgrading my tapes to CDs over the years but at this rate CDs will be obsolete soon too, so this project will probably never be finished. big_smile

      I don't even own a cassette player anymore but the collector/geek in me won't allow me to simply throw them away. I guess they're museum pieces at this point.

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    oh my....can't imagine many...they do have a shelf life - tapes can only be played so many times....i had some stored and finally gave them the 'heave ho'

    ...now albums (analog), you just have to protect them and use a good needle and turntable and they'll last a long, long time...

    ..how 'bout 8 tracks lol

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  ....i'm about to trash my CDs too.....

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I still have all my cassette tapes of all my music I bought when I was younger and I have a dual cassette deck in my entertainment center, if I so choose to play said cassettes. tongue  smile

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      roll  lol

    2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well, well, well....I was reading an article this afternoon.....west coast

      it was titled "Cassettes are hip again....Indie bands embrace cheap, collectible medium to win new fans"

      Yor cool Cags..btw ....you a hipster?

      The Cassette culture where i live is healthy!  big_smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5805452_f248.jpg

    much better!

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ...what about those giant 8 tracks...

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5805456_f248.jpg

        definitely!

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          i never owned one.....2 bad....i'd luv to 'heave ho' one!  lol

        2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          yor up late....just sayin' hi...Hi!

        3. LookingForWalden profile image60
          LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          When I was a kid I thought my parents old 8 track collection were video games.

  5. Richieb799 profile image60
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I only use them in my Sony Walkman lol

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ...you gotta a really, really big Walkman!..

  6. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 5 years ago

    Let us go back even further back in time. I do not know if I am a cranked up old fool(Is this a pun!), but the joy one gets out of listening to the old vinyl 78rpms or 45s is more intense than with all the techno-savvy gadgets. May be it is the nostalgic factor working over time here, I do not know.

    1. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I used to have 78s of the Classical Symphony by Prokofiev. It was a real joy to listen to them and I miss them.

      As for cassettes, amser maith yn ol (a long time ago), when I was just 19, I went on a group overland tour of Turkey in a Ford Transit bus (another activity that no longer exists). Our driver bought a couple of pop music cassettes before we left Istanbul. By the time we got back, 3 weeks later, the cassettes sounded really weird and wonky. We had another driver as well, as the original one was in jail due to running over a Turk in Izmir.

      Those were the days....

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I used to work with Sergei Prokofiev's granddaughter Anastasia. Although not a classical music buff, I had the pleasure of attending a performance celebrating his birthday in 2003,(obviously he passed away a few years before) in Manchester.

    2. mtkomori profile image81
      mtkomoriposted 5 years ago in reply to this



      I used to own a lot of cassettes but got rid of them a few years ago, all but two or three, I think. Yes, I agree that there is joy in listening to records. You must be older than me (I'm 45), though I've definitey heard of the 78 rpm, I've never owned one/played it myself. When I was around my son's age (he's 12) the 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpms were around a lot. My dad, being a music fan, had a whole collection of 33 1/3 rpm record albums. He was trying to teach me how to play a record by setting down the needle as the record rotates, and I was so scared trying to do it because if I didn't do it right, this howling noise would come out of the speaker! Then my dad would yell at me! But I enjoyed listening to the static sound coming out of the speaker before the first song started playing. Now, you only have to push a single button to start the music on your ipod. Also, I didn't own a record player but still wanted to listen to music at my desk so my dad got me a boombox and I was listening to the radio and occasionally recording music from the radio on to a cassette tape. I had to wait closely for the timing. I would push down the bulky, square buttons to start recording and made sure I pushed the stop button as the song I was trying to record ended. This is nothing like downloading music from itunes on to your ipod, something my daughter does from time to time. I still remember how heavy those square buttons were and the noise it makes when I push down on them. Memories...

  7. Prokid profile image61
    Prokidposted 5 years ago

    how do you mean?

  8. Prokid profile image61
    Prokidposted 5 years ago

    sorry for the how do you mean, didnt see all them comments lol, have you guys also thought about video tapes... I cant remember the last day I saw them lol

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have dozens upon dozens of video tapes. I have two video cassette recorders in my possession. smile

      1. Prokid profile image61
        Prokidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        woow smile

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I still own a turntable and hundreds of records 78's and 45's too. lol

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            tongue

  9. davidpaul-est88 profile image57
    davidpaul-est88posted 5 years ago

    Am i the only one who ues 2 record song off the radio, with cassettes?

  10. DIY Backlinks profile image57
    DIY Backlinksposted 5 years ago

    No but I remember 8 tracks too lol. I seen a pic once smile

  11. Alecia Murphy profile image84
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I'd go back to vinyl before cassettes. I grew up in the 1990s and I had a few tapes before finally switching to CDs and then six years ago iPods. I understand some people embrace simpler technology, but straightening the tape strings from a tape was and never will be fun to me.

  12. Polly C profile image87
    Polly Cposted 5 years ago

    I still have a couple of cassettes from my teenage years, I will never get rid of them for nostalgic reasons - I can't play them though as we have no tape deck, it packed up long ago.

  13. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    http://www.shibleysmiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/cassette-tape-and-pencil-li.jpg

    1. thegamer1 profile image58
      thegamer1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a funny one! I used to make decorations using a cassate and a pencil... My mother used to get so upset!

      1. TLMinut profile image60
        TLMinutposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's what you used to rewind them when they got tangled up in the tape deck!
        (This is referring to the picture of the cassette and the pencil)

      2. mtkomori profile image81
        mtkomoriposted 5 years ago in reply to this



        That is cute! Never knew there was such a connection. I thought that it would be writing down on the label (a sticker placed on the cassette)with a pencil, though I always used a pen..lol. Another thing I did was stick a pencil/pen
        into one of the holes of the cassette and rotate it several times so that the tape would move smoothly and not get stuck inside the cassette player when it was being played.

  14. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 5 years ago

    Yesterday I looked at all my old cassettes and decided to write the songs on a list and see which I want to try to find online to download or whatever I need to do to keep them.
    I still have videotapes and a small TV/VCR combo that works wonderfully. It's the one I used when traveling with my boys in our motorhome. Fourteen years ago.

  15. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago

    I used to put tape over the top of my moms country tapes and record snoop and dre off the radio on them.
    I remember one time dubbing ODB over one of her like Garth Brooks or whoever and she took it with her in the car and played it.

    Yeah, she was pretty upset.

    1. Prokid profile image61
      Prokidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I used to do exactly the same thing has you..fun times lol

 
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