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  1. Please quit following me around trashing my threads with your pro homosexual agenda Mr. Wibbles. You did enough of it at the old place. Not one person appreciates it.
  2. Found this on Wiki: "In 2016 Peterson released a series of YouTube videos criticizing political correctness and the Canadian government's Bill C-16. The act added gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination, which Peterson characterized as an introduction of compelled speech into law." Color me inspired!
  3. Yeah, and when you try to tell them that this the so-called "warm" sound is nothing but a bass bump that you can duplicate in digital recording with a slight EQ adjustment, they don't believe you. Cassettes never had that by the way. They didn't run at a high enough speed to generate that bass lift. Personally, I never liked having that bass bump. It worked great on some instruments but terrible on others like acoustic guitar and bass. Half the time you were cutting the bass EQ to get rid of it. There are still studio owners though who perpetuate the myth of "analog warmth" in order to manipulate people into using their studio. A pox on them!
  4. Well mine is useless. I just tried it, and fast forwarding and rewinding starts good but then slows to a crawl, so the DC servo motors are shot. They probably wouldn't have fit anyway. I was just reading up on these, and you can buy new servo motors all over the place, but apparently it's much more difficult to find one that will match your deck than I figured. (There are thousands of different ones.) Heck, I've owned and taken apart lots of cassette decks over the years, and those DC servos all look pretty much the same to me except some had a hole in them where you inserted a jeweler's screwdriver that turns a screw for an adjustable resister that regulates the tape speed. Others don't have it and instead have a pot somewhere on the circuit board for that. Well anyhow they aren't anywhere near being all the same, and it seems that nobody makes exact replacement motors for old take decks anymore. Your chances of finding a new one that has the right specs and physical dimensions are almost zilch. Your best bet is to get parts from an old identical deck, but then again, it will be hard to find one that the motors aren't half dead in---like mine---which is going in the trash today. . . .
  5. Jazz-rock fusion is life!
  6. Capstan motors should be easy to find. I doubt very much that it's specific to this machine. They were very similar in most cassette decks. Even several from consumer decks like NAD and Nakamichi will probably work. In fact, I've got an old NAD 6240 sitting in the basement that's got problems that I'd be willing to send you free of charge just to get it out of the house. It doesn't work anymore, but I think the motors are fine. God only knows if they're the spec you need though. Find the scats on both machines and compare.
  7. Who are you, and what the hell did you do with Carol King?
  8. Well, I'm getting to that age where I can't get any dumber, so orange, purple, crimson, or teal---I could be exposed for five years and no one would know the difference.
  9. Next stop for me is the old folks home at the VA. At lunch I'll show my fellow old codgers how to play Purple Haze with my teeth just like Jimi. If I can find my teeth. . . .
  10. Are dumb blonde jokes still allowed? If not, just insert your least favorite politician or celebrity, but don't tell us who it is or you'll get whacked. By the way, she's a bleached blonde. Everybody knows real blondes are the smartest people on the planet. ~~~~ Jack, a handsome man, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 pm. He sat down at the bar next to a young lady with thick blonde hair and stared up at the TV as the 10 o'clock news came on. The news crew was covering a story about a man on a ledge of a large building, preparing to jump. The blonde looked at Jack and said, "Do you think he'll jump?" Jack said, "You know what, I bet he will." She replied, "Well, I bet he won't." Jack placed $30 on the bar and said, "You're on!” Just as she placed her money on the bar, the guy on TV did a swan dive off of the building, falling to his death. She was very upset and handed her $30 to Jack, saying, "Fair's fair... Here's your money." Jack said , "I can't take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and knew he would jump." The blonde replied, "I did too; but I never thought he'd do it again."
  11. I had forgotten about the 688 till you guys brought it up. I wanted one of those so bad! In those days I thought 8-tracks was more than any normal human being could ever use. Kind of like Bill gates and RAM.
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