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Odd part question

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:47 am
by Confuzzled
So it's "colder than a witches tit" as my dad would say and there aren't too many garage sale/flea markets going on but I was wondering if anyone on the board knew of a place that still sold the playback heads from a cassette deck or walkman online?

Re: Odd part question

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:51 am
by frodog
I'm watching ebay right now, there are many but most are crazy expensive, hardly seems worth it. What model cassette deck do you have?

Re: Odd part question

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm
by Confuzzled
frodog wrote:I'm watching ebay right now, there are many but most are crazy expensive, hardly seems worth it. What model cassette deck do you have?



I'm not looking to repair a cassette deck, just looking to make some oddball noisemakers.

Re: Odd part question

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm
by crochambeau
Magstripe readers are another source for these pickups. I doubt they'd work well as a tape machine replacement, but for an oddball noise maker it'll do the trick.

Re: Odd part question

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:34 pm
by frodog
Ah, I see. Well then I guess you definitely don't need a $$$ head. I have many defunct cassette players around... I'll send you a head in the mail if you can't dig up one near you, mwahaha!

Re: Odd part question

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:22 am
by Confuzzled
frodog wrote:Ah, I see. Well then I guess you definitely don't need a $$$ head. I have many defunct cassette players around... I'll send you a head in the mail if you can't dig up one near you, mwahaha!



aw... you gave me the warm & fuzzies! thanks!