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    marye
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    This came to mind because I'm cleaning out closets and coming across boxes and boxes of tapes and slides... Back when the boys started playing, cassettes were a big breakthrough. For years, mailing them around the country was a huge part of the scene. Now you can often download a show right after it's been played, or watch it in real time from thousands of miles away. Things we could only dream of a couple of decades ago are now routine--not just real-time setlists, real-time video for all to see. In the olden days you had to send your film to the lab and wait with bated breath to see if that great shot turned out the way you hoped; now you can not only tell then and there, but you can send it to the world. With special effects. What are you recording/listening/entrusting images to these days? Do you miss the old-school stuff? Are there devices you can't do without?

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  • November 9, 2018 - 9:50am
    newscarlet
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    hi all like some others on this forum i have tons of old school cassettes that id love to pass along if anyone is interested in them they can be yours..

  • September 11, 2018 - 9:44am
    rick corrington
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    Good Golly! Just received my 19! cd Box Set. It's absolutely awesome! Brings back such fond memories. If you haven't you NEED to get this set. Everything about it is beautiful. The artwork, the booklet, etc etc. Just fantastic! My order number was 7,202 out of 15,000. That was placed near the end of August, so if your lucky enough to get in an order before they are sold out DO IT! lol.For all you 'youngins', you ain't seen nothing yet till you catch a dose of some original good ol good ol grateful dead!
  • September 11, 2018 - 9:36am
    rick corrington
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    Thanks Marye. I'll check
    Thanks Marye. I'll check those links out,,,found plenty of 'flag sites' but nothing that i'm looking for,,,don't need dancing bears on a stealie white flag! Any thoughts of where to link up re Dave's picks. Thanks again. Rick
  • September 11, 2018 - 9:03am
    marye
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    Hi Rick
    For some of those older places, I'd at least take a look over at DeadNetCentral.com and see if what you're looking for is over there. This particular version of Dead.net launched in 2007, which is a bit after the time you're describing. That said, I think it's likely you'll find some good folks to trade with here as well. For that flag, you might try the In Search of Stuff thread. I personally don't know where to send you, but someone else probably does. http://www.dead.net/forum/search-stuff
  • September 11, 2018 - 7:39am
    rick corrington
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    rip van winkle wakes up!
    Hey all. My name is Rick. First show, Col. Ohio '72. Last show, still working on it. First signed up w dead net back in 2000 or so...Then went offline with all electronics. Still don't own a cell phone. Now working off this lap top. Got a few questions for anyone kind enough to help this dinosaur along the way. First, 'back in the day' there was a forum re '70's shows, tape/CD trading, Miracle tape giveaways, trees etc... Does that 'room' still exist? Where would I find it? Second, I'd like to find a gd flag, like the one hung atop the great pyramid in '78? Did the gd store ever sell one? Or another site where I could order one? Third, since I missed out on the 'new' Dave's Pick's shows I'm kinda dying to trade for the Dave's #16, 3/28/73 Springfield, Ma. Dave's #14, 3/26/72, NY. Dave's #27, 9/2/83, Boise, Id. Finally, Road Trips, Vol. 3,#2 11/15/71 Austin,Tx. Can't find what the other Dave's Picks were, but does anyone have any favorites from the '72-'74 period? They'd like to pass on, or trade for? Have hundreds and hundreds of first gen tapes, hundreds and hundreds CD's obtained from trades, trees, or Dick Picks offerings...anyone need a '69 Boston Ark CD? Anyhow, if anyone could email at ricomon1026@gmail.com I'd appreciates it! As Billy K. once said, "they don't have a note value, for the endless whole note"...pretty much says it all...to see infinity in a grain of sand, keep on truckin all!
  • September 11, 2018 - 7:39am
    rick corrington
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    rip van winkle wakes up!
    Hey all. My name is Rick. First show, Col. Ohio '72. Last show, still working on it. First signed up w dead net back in 2000 or so...Then went offline with all electronics. Still don't own a cell phone. Now working off this lap top. Got a few questions for anyone kind enough to help this dinosaur along the way. First, 'back in the day' there was a forum re '70's shows, tape/CD trading, Miracle tape giveaways, trees etc... Does that 'room' still exist? Where would I find it? Second, I'd like to find a gd flag, like the one hung atop the great pyramid in '78? Did the gd store ever sell one? Or another site where I could order one? Third, since I missed out on the 'new' Dave's Pick's shows I'm kinda dying to trade for the Dave's #16, 3/28/73 Springfield, Ma. Dave's #14, 3/26/72, NY. Dave's #27, 9/2/83, Boise, Id. Finally, Road Trips, Vol. 3,#2 11/15/71 Austin,Tx. Can't find what the other Dave's Picks were, but does anyone have any favorites from the '72-'74 period? They'd like to pass on, or trade for? Have hundreds and hundreds of first gen tapes, hundreds and hundreds CD's obtained from trades, trees, or Dick Picks offerings...anyone need a '69 Boston Ark CD? Anyhow, if anyone could email at ricomon1026@gmail.com I'd appreciates it! As Billy K. once said, "they don't have a note value, for the endless whole note"...pretty much says it all...to see infinity in a grain of sand, keep on truckin all!
  • September 6, 2018 - 2:03pm
    JazzyRuss
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    I'll take 'em if you still have 'em.
  • April 8, 2018 - 4:03pm
    dwlemen
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    Hey all. Question: Is there a reason to keep bootleg CD's anymore? I've got a ton of them from when vines were the thing. Now, with streaming, it's probably been 3 years since I've listened to a CD. It seems wrong to just throw them away, but not sure what else to do with them. They are in boxes in the attic at the moment. My store bought disks I'd keep, but all those AUD shows... I'm struggling to find a reason to store them. So, with the ease of streaming, does anyone listen to CD's anymore? Is there a reason to keep them? Thanks for any and all input! Peace, -Dave
  • April 7, 2018 - 8:44am
    drgarden
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    gd cassettes
    do you still need tapes? I can ship to you
  • April 7, 2018 - 8:43am
    drgarden
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    Going thru my collection and ready to dump all my cassettes. Any interest? Just let me know and they are yours.SP
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This came to mind because I'm cleaning out closets and coming across boxes and boxes of tapes and slides... Back when the boys started playing, cassettes were a big breakthrough. For years, mailing them around the country was a huge part of the scene. Now you can often download a show right after it's been played, or watch it in real time from thousands of miles away. Things we could only dream of a couple of decades ago are now routine--not just real-time setlists, real-time video for all to see. In the olden days you had to send your film to the lab and wait with bated breath to see if that great shot turned out the way you hoped; now you can not only tell then and there, but you can send it to the world. With special effects. What are you recording/listening/entrusting images to these days? Do you miss the old-school stuff? Are there devices you can't do without?
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preferably Mac-friendly, high res, scratch/dust correction, etc.? By "affordable" I'm talking less than $500 and preferably less than $300. I've got piles and piles of slides and film, like 4+ decades' worth. Including hundreds of Dead pics, of course.
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I have a Sony DTC-ES60 DAT Machine purchased new for a pretty penny, close to a grand paid back in '96. Carefully packed and stored. I have it listed on eBay with the original manual and remote. One owner, used sparingly.It has been personally tested and it works great! I also have a box of DAT tapes to throw in as well. Check it out if you are interested. I also have a Tascam CD-RW5000 Professional cd recorder and a Sony D-8 Digital recorder for $40 listed in my other items! P.S. *update* Sold!
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hopefully, I'm not being an idiot and replying to the wrong topic, but I came on here to ask for suggestions as to what to do with old tapes. I can't really bear to throw them away. but I never listen to them and they take up space. I'd probably give them away if I knew someone who wanted them. Now that I think about it, I should probably review each one to make sure there aren't any gems that aren't readily available on the internet or on an official release.
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You might check out online for a cassette to digital converter and put them on CD before you toss them. There are some inexpensive ones but it looks like they just convert to mp3 which won't impress the collecting world. Probably something out there that will convert to FLAC for you. Then you still have the music and can toss the tapes or stick them in the attic for some future archaeologist to find!
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I am a cassette enthusiast when it comes to Dead shows. If anyone out there has a surplus of shows on cassette that are taking up too much space, let me know and maybe I can help! Preferably Maxell II's (not sure I spelled that right). See you in Chicago!!
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hit me up have some great stuff just got a new casstette player off craigs keepin alot but have alot to give away to a new bee all free sacramento area
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Hey guys, I'm new to the world of The Dead on tape and I'm starting to develop a serious obsession. If any of you guys could help me go further down the rabbit hole I'd be in your debt. Please PM me!
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Hello, I am looking to build a collection as well. I only have 15 tapes to my name so far. I am looking for any era, any type tape (maxwell or otherwise), aud, sb, fob, etc. if anyone has any part of their collection or extras or duplicates that they would be willing to part with, please let me know. I am willing to pay s&h. I thought I'd ask here first rather than eBay or clist. PM if you like Thanks Mr Doots
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Look on the B&H Audio Video site online. Great deals, depending on time of year & seasonal sales, or on newness of which unit you're looking for. The slide and film units are also cheaper than the multi-format ones that will scan print & photos too. Most of these external special purpose devices are Mac/Windoze neutral, w the bonus that they'll usually work better on the Macs and don't require special driver files (dll) to operate. Probably in the $100-200 range for one that will do 35 mm slides & negatives w good resolution & reasonable scan times. There are many decent free-ware or one time pay photo & image editors for Mac as well. ;)
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Hi. I really hope I can get some help on this site. I have an iPod classic with about 20 Dick's Picks stored on there, as well as a few GD and Garcia albums. I would really like to get them into my computer. The iPod is now well over 10 years old and I'm not sure how long it's going to stay reliable. Is there anyone out there who can give me some instruction on how to transfer this music? Thanks. Please post or PM me. Forever grateful!
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try a company called leawo. i used their software to back up my potentially problematic ipod. this software worked well and was easy to use. it broke the apple 'lock' on transfer/s...about $30, if i remember correctly. called LEAWO ITRANSFER
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I'll try the free method first to transfer my iPod as suggested by rgergelis. Thanks a bunch for the suggestions both of you. As soon as I get a chunk of time I'll attempt it. I'll keep ya posted. MUST SAVE THE MUSIC!!! Peace all. Amy
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anybody have any good resources on taping equipment, etiquette?
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Hey There - I have a couple of hundred tapes that of all kinds (sb, aud, JGB, other music) that I'm happy to pass along! Am moving soon and need to downsize. If you can pay for shipping, I'll gladly find a box to send them to you. Let me know when you get a chance. Cheers!
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Going thru my collection and ready to dump all my cassettes. Any interest? Just let me know and they are yours.SP
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do you still need tapes? I can ship to you
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Hey all. Question: Is there a reason to keep bootleg CD's anymore? I've got a ton of them from when vines were the thing. Now, with streaming, it's probably been 3 years since I've listened to a CD. It seems wrong to just throw them away, but not sure what else to do with them. They are in boxes in the attic at the moment. My store bought disks I'd keep, but all those AUD shows... I'm struggling to find a reason to store them. So, with the ease of streaming, does anyone listen to CD's anymore? Is there a reason to keep them? Thanks for any and all input! Peace, -Dave
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I'll take 'em if you still have 'em.
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Hey all. My name is Rick. First show, Col. Ohio '72. Last show, still working on it. First signed up w dead net back in 2000 or so...Then went offline with all electronics. Still don't own a cell phone. Now working off this lap top. Got a few questions for anyone kind enough to help this dinosaur along the way. First, 'back in the day' there was a forum re '70's shows, tape/CD trading, Miracle tape giveaways, trees etc... Does that 'room' still exist? Where would I find it? Second, I'd like to find a gd flag, like the one hung atop the great pyramid in '78? Did the gd store ever sell one? Or another site where I could order one? Third, since I missed out on the 'new' Dave's Pick's shows I'm kinda dying to trade for the Dave's #16, 3/28/73 Springfield, Ma. Dave's #14, 3/26/72, NY. Dave's #27, 9/2/83, Boise, Id. Finally, Road Trips, Vol. 3,#2 11/15/71 Austin,Tx. Can't find what the other Dave's Picks were, but does anyone have any favorites from the '72-'74 period? They'd like to pass on, or trade for? Have hundreds and hundreds of first gen tapes, hundreds and hundreds CD's obtained from trades, trees, or Dick Picks offerings...anyone need a '69 Boston Ark CD? Anyhow, if anyone could email at ricomon1026@gmail.com I'd appreciates it! As Billy K. once said, "they don't have a note value, for the endless whole note"...pretty much says it all...to see infinity in a grain of sand, keep on truckin all!
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Hey all. My name is Rick. First show, Col. Ohio '72. Last show, still working on it. First signed up w dead net back in 2000 or so...Then went offline with all electronics. Still don't own a cell phone. Now working off this lap top. Got a few questions for anyone kind enough to help this dinosaur along the way. First, 'back in the day' there was a forum re '70's shows, tape/CD trading, Miracle tape giveaways, trees etc... Does that 'room' still exist? Where would I find it? Second, I'd like to find a gd flag, like the one hung atop the great pyramid in '78? Did the gd store ever sell one? Or another site where I could order one? Third, since I missed out on the 'new' Dave's Pick's shows I'm kinda dying to trade for the Dave's #16, 3/28/73 Springfield, Ma. Dave's #14, 3/26/72, NY. Dave's #27, 9/2/83, Boise, Id. Finally, Road Trips, Vol. 3,#2 11/15/71 Austin,Tx. Can't find what the other Dave's Picks were, but does anyone have any favorites from the '72-'74 period? They'd like to pass on, or trade for? Have hundreds and hundreds of first gen tapes, hundreds and hundreds CD's obtained from trades, trees, or Dick Picks offerings...anyone need a '69 Boston Ark CD? Anyhow, if anyone could email at ricomon1026@gmail.com I'd appreciates it! As Billy K. once said, "they don't have a note value, for the endless whole note"...pretty much says it all...to see infinity in a grain of sand, keep on truckin all!
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For some of those older places, I'd at least take a look over at DeadNetCentral.com and see if what you're looking for is over there. This particular version of Dead.net launched in 2007, which is a bit after the time you're describing. That said, I think it's likely you'll find some good folks to trade with here as well. For that flag, you might try the In Search of Stuff thread. I personally don't know where to send you, but someone else probably does. http://www.dead.net/forum/search-stuff
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Thanks Marye. I'll check those links out,,,found plenty of 'flag sites' but nothing that i'm looking for,,,don't need dancing bears on a stealie white flag! Any thoughts of where to link up re Dave's picks. Thanks again. Rick
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Good Golly! Just received my 19! cd Box Set. It's absolutely awesome! Brings back such fond memories. If you haven't you NEED to get this set. Everything about it is beautiful. The artwork, the booklet, etc etc. Just fantastic! My order number was 7,202 out of 15,000. That was placed near the end of August, so if your lucky enough to get in an order before they are sold out DO IT! lol.For all you 'youngins', you ain't seen nothing yet till you catch a dose of some original good ol good ol grateful dead!
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hi all like some others on this forum i have tons of old school cassettes that id love to pass along if anyone is interested in them they can be yours..