Not sure if tape trading is very active these days. Most of the better tapes have made their way to the Grateful Dead archives being digitized into FLAC's Oggs and MP3 VBR files.
Hello, I am a young Deadhead who is looking to get in to collecting live Dead tapes. If any one can help me out, that would be great!!!
I just ran across a large collection of unplayed second generation dead tapes. my neighbor just collects things. he is not a fan of the dead but copied someones tape collection and then put them away and never played them. 119 cassette tapes he say's he copied from a guy that new the deads soundman.
I have no idea what he has. the first tape I checked out is labeled
shrine 11-09-1967 and is an excellent recording, sounds like a soundboard (I don't hear the audience). after looking on the internet I am confused. the dead.net site says they never played on that date. the internet archive has 7 songs from the next day 11-10-67.
the first song on one side (not labeled with side one or two) is "the other one" and is not the version listed as unknown source on the internet archive from 11-10-67.
so I have no idea what he has, or how to go about even figuring it out. but they are all unplayed so I thought they might be of interest to the community.
let me know if this might be of any interest to anyone.
I don't visit forums often so if interested just email me directly
stephcab25 I just sent you a PM. Check your inbox
even if the most recent batch has been taken, stick around, because now that folks know you're looking they can keep you in mind for future stuff too.
Meanwhile, if you're set up to copy CDs and DVDs, look into the Vineyard, which has an amazing range of stuff from all eras. You sign up, copy the disc when it arrives, and send it to the next person on the list.
Does this offer still stand? I'm a young fan and searching...
Hey guys. Just joined the forum. I'm looking to start my own collection of tapes, but have no idea where to start. Anyone willing to help a sister out if I send B&P or tell me where online I should start for Soundboards, etc... NEW to all of this, just trying to make my way...
A year or two ago I decided that my collection of over 450 tapes was taking up closet space that I wanted back. I had since downloaded digital copies of most of those amazing shows so I knew I would be OK. Dark Star Orchestra was coming to play an outdoor venue in our town and I new they would host a large number of heads at their show. I gathered most of these tapes(I had to keep a few of the most killer masters for me) and toted them to the show I set up around my car the wall cases of tapes with a sign that said FREE, but please be kind to others. Most folks could simply not believe it and repeatedly asked, 'are you sure?'. Many traded stuff for them and I felt real good passing along to the younger heads -their first tapes. Fun, Fun, Fun
howdy so I hear you some aud tapes and youre trying to get rid of them. how can I arrange to get some? I will pay for shipping of course. my email: ZAPPAFACE68@COMCAST.NET
or call 267-441-2757 thanks mickey
and discovered boxes and boxes of tapes that had been thrown in there more or less at random a decade or so ago. It's going to take several bursts of energy to sort them all out. I also found two reels, which I have no idea why I have them, as I have never had a reel-to-reel. One of the Dead at the Hollywood Palladium, one of mixed Dead/Airplane stuff. The only thing I can think is I must have grabbed them at a yard sale, or someone else did thinking Hey, Mary Will Like This...
I suspect there are still quite a few of us with tapes, even though we rarely play them.
One thing that makes me really happy though is that the technology is now such that you can connect your cassette deck to your laptop with nothing fancier than a plain old patch cord and digitize your tapes. Whether it makes sense to do this with your music is debatable, as there are almost certainly better versions out there but hey, this is the one you imprinted on. But I've got a boatload of interviews that SERIOUSLY need this, painful as it is to hear myself sounding like a fool all the time. Usually the person I'm talking to doesn't.