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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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  • May 7, 2021 - 6:14pm
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    Looking for Tapes!

    Looking for any Dead or (gasp!) Phish tapes anyone wants to get rid of. Hit me up! wardellc@msu.edu

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    Yes!

    Yes!

  • April 12, 2021 - 8:56pm
    zainmor
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    Heya,

    I am wondering if anyone would like to have tapes of shows going back to the 70s. There are too many to count but I think there may be about 500 tapes, various quality. Essentially free, apart from shipping, but if you're in the Bay Area, I could even hand deliver them to you. Hit me up on my email: zainmor@hotmail.com

    -Zain

  • March 16, 2021 - 9:03am
    marye
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    Photos
    Paul. ARGH!!!!
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    edgeaddons
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    Cassettes Looking For A Good Home

    I've made the move to digital. Downsizing the space I take up so looking to pass along my collection of Dead and non-Dead concert tapes as well as some commercial ones as well.

  • March 12, 2021 - 1:41pm
    ajthompson510
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    Amigo!

    I live in Oakland and I'd love to take those tapes off of your hands! I can swing by and pick them up anytime.

  • March 12, 2021 - 12:30pm
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    Marye, you mention photos. I have a very sad story on that subject. Many years ago back in 70s I had the good fortune to be the recipient of some good ol' GD hospitality. I hopped over from London to stay for a little while with Alan Trist, then as now running Ice Nine but back then from an office at GDHQ in San Rafael. The business was about a big gig in UK that eventually never happened. My job involved hanging with everyone and chewing the fat. I had this beautiful dinky little Rollei camera with me, could fit in your palm but it had a Sonar 2.8 lens. It was very unintimidating. I didn't want to play the tourist too much so I very occasionally asked if I could take a couple of shots (Keith at the piano in Trist's house, Phil posing with his new wheels at his place in Fairfax, Jerry et al backstage at the Keystone, Weir with Eileen at the office, few shots of Alan, Rock and Nicky S etc.). I was so discreet that I used up only a single roll of film (36 shots weren't they? I forget). Long story short, I opened the camera on my return to London to have the film developed only to find that due to a glitch of some sort the damn film hadn't been winding on so I was left with nothing. Bummer, huh? Those photos would be well-known by now, I reckon.

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    Free: Around 100 SHN file CD-R's of Grateful Dead, mostly 1970's, a few 1960's. (I don't have a list and this number of CD-R's might come to about 30 shows. ) They are around 15-20 years old. I just converted one to WAV on my computer and it sounds great. As I recall from when I first made audio CDs out of them, the vast majority were fine with a very occasional corrupt file. They have been sitting in my house in a 3-ring binder with each disc in its own dust sleeve. The whole thing weighs around 10 pounds. Obviously if I could hand them over in person in central NC, that would be ideal. Otherwise, I'd ask you to pay the shipping cost only.

  • March 12, 2021 - 9:15am
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    Hello fellow head!

    Younger fan here, eager to get my hands on some tapes and add to my collection (currently only holding vinyls sadly). I’m not in the Cali area, but I would be more than willing to pay for shipping, and forever grateful to you if you were willing to send them to a burgeoning collector in Chicago. I look forward to hearing back from you, and if it doesn’t work out, no worries at all. Have a blessed and safe weekend

    Sincerely

    Bradley

  • March 9, 2021 - 2:55pm
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    130+ GD tapes looking for a home

    Like to find someone who would like these locally, so I don't have to box and ship. Oakland CA.

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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..

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Hello, if anyone out there has old cassette tapes that they want to pass on I am more than happy to take them. I have a group of near a dozen heads in my area from the ages of 19-27. We would all really appreciate the opportunity to enjoy the tapes of old.

We can work the details out if you are interested. Email me at gulatherogress@gmail.com

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Hey now, so I got a lab in NYC we specialize in taking old analog film, video, audio and producing high quality digital files from said media. Now normally I charge 25 bucks per audio tape to convert them over to digital. But as a younger fellow who found his way into the dead scene by benefiting from all the material recorded by the previous generations I'd be remiss if I couldn't lend my hand to the community of heads who want to update their catalogs. With that in mind anyone interested can message me and we will work something out. And if anyone in the greater tri-state area is interested you can drop by the lab. It's located at 115 East 31st street in Manhattan ( between park and Lexington). Just ask for Mike. Oh name of the lab is Imaging Coliseum.

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Hey Now Family! I am so surprised that there's no discussion here about tape cover art. (At least, I didn't find any with Search.) During my tape trading days I made tape cover art for almost all of my 600 tapes. This activity was --and still is -- a big part of my life journey; my identity. I would NEVER throw away my tapes!

I wrote an article about it a couple years back for Relix. Here it is: https://relix.com/articles/detail/tape/

And here are some examples:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719921922/puzzle-duke-42471-grateful-dead-…
https://www.etsy.com/listing/652791890/puzzle-boston-garden-5777-set-2-…
https://www.etsy.com/listing/714123323/avalon-ballroom-101368-grateful-…
https://www.etsy.com/listing/660263347/puzzle-fillmore-east-nyc-92070-g…

I am scolding myself for commercializing this post, but just so you know. I sell these on puzzles, shirts, mugs and posters. Please head over to Shmogger's Den to check them out! (You can also find me sometimes on Shakedown Street.)

Shmogger's Den: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShmoggersDen?ref=search_shop_redirect&section…

Or email me: shmogger@shmoggersden.com

Love you more than words can tell,
Shmogger

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is the Your Own Storefront page, for all your vending-of-your-wares needs, within reason... https://www.dead.net/forum/your-own-storefront
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Hi I also have a ton of Dead cassettes, soundboard and audience. I also have a ton of Dead reel to reel recordings.

I live in San Francisco. I am moving soon. These cassettes and reels can be yours.

I also have 2 cool library file drawer case ( think when you looked up a book at the library). These are perfect for storing cassettes, they fit great. Come pick them up!

email gratecat@gmail.com

thanks,
Scott

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I gave the reels to a happy guy recently. I gave the cassettes to another happy guy, too.
I have non-dead cassettes ready to go to someone locally in SF. Lots of great live stuff.
Also have a library catalog perfect for storing cassettes, pull out a drawer and there they are! Catalog for someone in SF also.

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Hi there, my portable hard drive recently died, I had over 300 shows on it, I'm heartbroken, can anyone send me on shows in a file format or whatever to replace them please?

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Like others here, I've made the move to digital. Downsizing the space I take up so looking to pass along my collection of Dead and non-Dead concert tapes as well as some commercial ones as well. If you're in the Michigan area we could meet up to hand off or if you pay shipping I'll send them. Fred

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this post is not for the faint hearted,I was an early participant here from way back when Mr. Hunter was the webmaster..bout 30 trips around the sun give or take ago. I want my big ass collection of dead shows on cds to find a good home. These shows are Auds,Soundboards and about the best versions out there,no commercial releases.all done by the hands of the fans and thier decks. Ive known most of the tapers from back in the early days. These discs have been well kept in paper sleeves labeled and organized and stored in cabinets for cds and thats how i want them to stay. list of course is avail and pics , but I dont want to piece meal this collection out. is this possible?..would someone want this? is it all about hard drives, terabytes and streaming now? if not you maybe someone you know? shipping would be humongous.would have to be a pick up thing.im in the NYC area.Im not looking to sell the music of course. i Acquired most of this thru vines and the gratitude of the people who spread it far and wide. but with the huge amt of media put into it and storage cabinets maybe a barter thing or rtn of it on a hard drive..all open for discussion, ..also have hundreds of ratdog and PLQ shows but thats another project... PM me if this not beyond yours or someone you knows wildest Dead dreams through another day.

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Hi. I have about 500 cassette tapes of ded shows. I mostly collected soundboards. Except late 80's and early 90's, those are mostly audience. The tapes run from, 10/2/66-3/5/92. They are free to a good home. Running out of room. I'm in the philly area. Thanks.

Hello fellow head!

Younger fan here, eager to get my hands on some tapes and add to my collection (currently only holding vinyls sadly). I’m not in the Cali area, but I would be more than willing to pay for shipping, and forever grateful to you if you were willing to send them to a burgeoning collector in Chicago. I look forward to hearing back from you, and if it doesn’t work out, no worries at all. Have a blessed and safe weekend

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Free: Around 100 SHN file CD-R's of Grateful Dead, mostly 1970's, a few 1960's. (I don't have a list and this number of CD-R's might come to about 30 shows. ) They are around 15-20 years old. I just converted one to WAV on my computer and it sounds great. As I recall from when I first made audio CDs out of them, the vast majority were fine with a very occasional corrupt file. They have been sitting in my house in a 3-ring binder with each disc in its own dust sleeve. The whole thing weighs around 10 pounds. Obviously if I could hand them over in person in central NC, that would be ideal. Otherwise, I'd ask you to pay the shipping cost only.

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Marye, you mention photos. I have a very sad story on that subject. Many years ago back in 70s I had the good fortune to be the recipient of some good ol' GD hospitality. I hopped over from London to stay for a little while with Alan Trist, then as now running Ice Nine but back then from an office at GDHQ in San Rafael. The business was about a big gig in UK that eventually never happened. My job involved hanging with everyone and chewing the fat. I had this beautiful dinky little Rollei camera with me, could fit in your palm but it had a Sonar 2.8 lens. It was very unintimidating. I didn't want to play the tourist too much so I very occasionally asked if I could take a couple of shots (Keith at the piano in Trist's house, Phil posing with his new wheels at his place in Fairfax, Jerry et al backstage at the Keystone, Weir with Eileen at the office, few shots of Alan, Rock and Nicky S etc.). I was so discreet that I used up only a single roll of film (36 shots weren't they? I forget). Long story short, I opened the camera on my return to London to have the film developed only to find that due to a glitch of some sort the damn film hadn't been winding on so I was left with nothing. Bummer, huh? Those photos would be well-known by now, I reckon.

I live in Oakland and I'd love to take those tapes off of your hands! I can swing by and pick them up anytime.

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I've made the move to digital. Downsizing the space I take up so looking to pass along my collection of Dead and non-Dead concert tapes as well as some commercial ones as well.

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Paul. ARGH!!!!
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Heya,

I am wondering if anyone would like to have tapes of shows going back to the 70s. There are too many to count but I think there may be about 500 tapes, various quality. Essentially free, apart from shipping, but if you're in the Bay Area, I could even hand deliver them to you. Hit me up on my email: zainmor@hotmail.com

-Zain