page updated Feb. 2009
- Malcolm Riviera's "8-track Tapes for Trade/Sale"
page is located here. Large selection
of Rock/Folk/Pop, Soul, Disco, Jazz, Reggae and Soundtracks.
- Kate's Track Shack, Home of the
75¢ 8-Track, is a great place to stock up on carts without mortgaging
your jet ski. Buy any 10 8-tracks at 75 cents each, and they will include an
8-track FREE OF CHARGE! Folks, this is what 8-tracking is all about.
- 8-TRACK BARGAIN
BASEMENT by TC8trax and Webdaddy!
- Suzy's 8-track Flashback was created
after Suzy saw So Wrong They're Right. Suzy on 8-tracks: "It's
like heroin, once you start collecting, it's hard to stop." http://members.tripod.com/~Suzy116/8trackin.html
- Fred Willer's "The Wild World Of 8
- Terry Acomb's 8-track website: http://www.uc.edu/geology/geologylist/8track.html
- Jerome Tomko - Check out my website, many
8-tracks, 4-tracks and reels, separate pages for dollar tapes, soul &
jazz, blues, rock, oldies, and a page of overpriced 60s psych rarities. All
tapes are priced (most are $1-$3) and graded, though I would prefer to trade-
large wantlist posted as well. Go to:
- John Canfield has a new page with
8-tracks for sale:
- ClassicAudio.com has 8-tracks
players and vintage equipment:
- BK'S Vintage Audio has 8-track Tapes, Albums,
Reel to Reel tapes, Vintage Audio Equipment, Accessories, and more!
- Planet Oranj - 20th Century Artifacts. Located in
Mount Vernon, WA, this place has 8-track players and all the 70's furniture to
go with them! http://www.planetoranj.com/
- 8.TRACWORK featuring Richie Cunningham's
Working 8-track tapes is here:
It Ain't 8-Track, But...
- Lava Lamp Syndicate http://oozinggoo.com/
A Web page and mailing list for analogue synthesizers and
- Alan Bainbridge's Naff Kaff is a U.K.
site with absolutely fabulous sections on the 70's and the 80's, including
artist of the month, archives, and More More More: http://www.naffcaff.co.uk/
- Angela Instruments
is the last word on tubes, amplifier kits, and all things analog. Steve
Melkisethian is the head tweek in charge of this site, and built custom amps
for everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Fugazi before deciding to go into the
mail-order analog goodies business full time. Tell him Malcolm sent
- The Black Circle is a great site by Paul Grebenc,
a guy who's committed to keeping analog formats alive. http://music.blinkenlights.org/
- Mark Grim's VINYL ONLY page sez "LPs not
CDs"! Tips on LP collecting, etc. Check it out at http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/VinylOnly/index.html
Time-Warp http://www.time-warp.org/ is the
Archive of Vintage Technology Through the Ages. Cool
interface where you can dial up the decade you're interested in (e.g., the
1970's) and see tech for that era, from music to toys to computers, and of
course they have a nice 8-track player on display.
- The Lost 45s with Barry Scott features Top
40 records from the 60s, 70s and 80s that no longer receive airplay. The show
has been on radio in the U.S. for 20 years, in syndication for 6 and is now
also heard on the web. The Lost 45s features America's largest record library,
as well as the largest library of interviews and sound clips found anywhere.
Barry Scott has released a best selling book and a CD series based on the
program and has appeared on VH-1's "Behind The Music." "The Lost 45s" can be
heard at http://www.lost45.com/
Books & Magazines
- Al Hoff's Thrift Score zine has been around
for years, and is now on the web. This zine harkens back to the pre-Internet
days of thrifting, when you could actually find good 8-tracks for a dime
apiece. Visit Al at http://members.tripod.com/~Al_Hoff/
- "Why did the world do that to me? I was just sitting
there, minding my own business and the music said something to my shoes. I had
to leave the room." . . . . And so it goes. Not so welcome to Sled Bag where
by we spend our days contemplating the music of our age and of days gone by.
Look in and read the words as they have been written for you, just you.
Brendan deVallance and friends created SLED BAG for
your amusement and confusion at
- 8-Track Mind
zine that started it all. After publishing this seminal tracker's zine for
over 10 years, Russ hung up his hat at issue #100. For more info, click here
- The Book of
Zines, edited by Chip Rowe, one of the co-founders of 8-Track Heaven.
"Here's your chance to peek through the keyhole of a basement room filled with
secret truths and private obsessions" -- Paul Krassner, The Realist.
Available from Owl Books
- Dr. David Morton has a book out:
Off the Record: The Technology and Culture of Sound Recording in
America. You can order it from Amazon.Com by clicking here
- Kate's Track Shack offers tape repair services:
they do great work at a reasonable price. Check them out here: http://www.katestrackshack.com/servicesoffered.htm
Dan and Kathy Gibson
- Win-Gib foam pressure pads, metal pressure clips, splicing tape, sensing foil, splicing blocks, splicing kits: http://www.katestrackshack.com/suppliesforsale.htm
- Studio Sound Electronics has a large selection of
various belts (among other electronics parts) at affordable prices.
Studio Sound Electronics, 3404 Greenview Drive, New Albany, IN
- Mark Tidwell can repair most 8-track tapes, even
if they have been broken or eaten. He can also repair tape decks. E-Mail your
problems to firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Magnetized or completely unwound tapes MAY not be
- 8-track Heaven's Repair page offers tips
on fixing many tape & player problems.
- Grand Canyon Tube Radio is a small family business
that repairs, restores and sells old radios -- they also repair 8-track
players. Check out their web site: http://www.grandcanyontuberadio.com/
Dyna-Tronics buys, sells, and repairs
4-track, 8-track, and other vintage and modern electronics. With over
in business at the same location, you can trust us. Repair work done by
Certified Electronics Technicians who have been working technicians since
8-tracks were popular and will repair your unit with the loving attention it
deserves. Located in Phoenix, AZ, but will take repairs shipped from
1610 E. Maryland
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Email - email@example.com
- SENSING FOIL and SPLICING TAPE!!! Tape Warehouse
has 150 foot rolls of 1/4" sensing foil for $13.57, and 100 foot
rolls of 7/32" splicing tape for $4.33 (this is the perfect width for 8-track
tape, just slightly more narrow than 1/4" for a pro fit).
their web site http://www.tapewarehouse.com/. I had
trouble finding the tape on their site, so here's a tip: click on SHOP, then
BROWSE (New Customers), then at the bottom right corner of the page click on
"View Catalog By" and choose SEARCH. Then search for item # 9199A
(sensing foil) or item #9154B (splicing tape). This will take you directly to
the sensing foil link. You can also call them at
1-800-659-8273 (they're in Atlanta in case you're in
- George Butts features a great "Answers
To Frequently Asked Repair Questions" at
8-track FAQ has quite
a bit of good information on 8-track repair.
- Another source for Sensing Foil! Success
Specialty Sales in Babylon, NY. The cost back in Oct.' 98 was $8.00
per roll, measuring 1/ 4" x 108 feet. It's actually slightly narrower
than the tape so it works great! Contact Ray at (516) 798-2311 or FAX (516)
888-7105, P.O. Box 787, Babyon, NY 11702.
(thanks to Bob Schermacher
firstname.lastname@example.org for this lead)
- Mr. 8 track Guru (aka Jim Hathaway) has lots of 8
track stuff, recorded tapes, blank tapes, sealed tapes, car players, under
dash, in dash after market am/fm players. Home players, home recorders,
portable players, cassette to 8 track adaptors. 8 track tapes repaired. Melted
rubber repair tubing available for Ampex and others. Has replacement belts and
I can get player heads. Repairs & parts, let him know what you are looking
for, he may have it or be able to get it! Postage rates can be figured from
zip 95843 at USPS.com. http://pitrod.tripod.com/mr8Tguru.html
- Jimmie Hathaway II - Tapes repaired for $2 each,
cassette to 8 track adaptors make offers, Ampex & GRT replacement tubing for
pinch roll repairs $5/foot, 4 track tapes for sale, quad 8 tracks for sale,
sealed blank 8 track tapes for sale. Player/recorder repairs & modifications.
Replacement belts, advice, etc. I live near Sacramento, California, USA,
- JRF Magnetics has 8-track heads plus almost
any other kind
- Two sources for belts: http://www.ceitron.com/ or http://www.mcmelectronics.com/
- U.S. Recording Media http://www.usrecordingmedia.com/
has a fantastic selection of all kinds of recording tape and supplies,
including spicing tape and sensing foil.
- In Your Ear, 957 Commonwealth Ave., Boston,
MA 02215 (617) 787-9755. REEDLAPPIN@aol.com
selection of better titles. Over 2500 many sealed orig., some quads, some
Beatles, sealed blanks, soul, blues, jazz, classic rock all at $2.00 each. In
store business only. Free 8-track repair for regular customers. Also, bulk
8-tracks available 100 different for $30 postpaid. Want lists OK at $2 minimum
- Earth River Records has approx. 1000 tapes, mostly
sealed, for sale. Contact:
Franklin Markowitz, Earth River Records,
Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105, 206.633.1954 email@example.com
- Gay 90's Village, Inc. sells 8-tracks 1
hour and 1/2 hour from their museum of the 60's and 70's. Write to Gay 90's
Village, Inc., PO Box 569, Sikeston, Mo. 63801 for price list. Carousel, Band
Organ, Nickelodeon, Caliope etc.
- 8-tracks to CDs:
Using state of the art technology and proprietary
methods, LP2CD transfers 8-track
tapes to CD, as well as LPs, 78s, 45s, cassettes, and
reel-to-reels. Their process removes pops, hiss and crackles caused by heavy
use or aging, improves the sound and transfer them to CD, a medium much better
suited for preservation. http://lp2cd.com/ . These guys do excellent work!
The CD quality is top notch, and they can do a custom color cover from the
8-track if you're interested. Also now transferring quad 8-tracks to
- Jack Berg Sales Company in El Paso,
Texas has a few items New-in-Box (old stock). http://www.jackbergsales.com/
- N.O.S. "FM MULTIPLEX STEREO TUNERS
plug into your 8-track tape player like a regular tape---convert your unit
into an FM STEREO RECEIVER. Price: $40.00 U.S. ea., ppd. to anywhere in the
U.S. / Canada.Questions / queries / orders may be directed to me via: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddy Swynar (Ontario, Canada).
- Oakhill Music deals strictly in factory
sealed vinyl, cassettes, cd's, and even a small quantity of 8 tracks. P.O. Box
55832, Little Rock, AR 72215 http://www.oakhillmusic.com/
- A Matter of Record in Hendersonville, N.C., has
8-track players, tapes, quad receivers and players, reel-to-reel decks and
tapes, turntables, LPs, 45s, and all kinds of cool analog equipment. Contact
them at (828) 697-9480. Ask for Jim Beason.
- Record Time in Rochester, NY has a large selection
of 8-tracks for sale. http://www.recordtimenow.com/Catalog/?search=advanced&format=8-TRACK
- 8-Track World has thousands of quality collectible
8-Track tapes, many still sealed. Send want list to
- Bump Recording Co.
Hudson, OH 44236-4714
Large selection of 8-tracks and
- P D Q Records & Tapes
2342 N. Dodge
Wide selection of used formats.
- Frank Hillman, 372 Jersey St., San
Francisco, CA 94114. (415) 824-5590. Search service for rare 8Ts, claims to
have the largest selection of sealed and clean 8Ts on the West Coast.
Specializes in mainly Rock, Country and early Art Box covers.
Odds and Ends
- If you're wondering what to do with all those middle of
the road, polka, big band, EZ listening, smooth vocal, classical and
International 8Ts, consider donating them to a senior citizen's group that has
a working 8T player and members who repair broken 8Ts. The address you can
send them to:
Morris Morris "the Music Man"
c/o Council of Elder Affairs
Revere City Hall
Revere, MA 02151
If you need a phone # it's 617-284-1862 or
which will get you speaking to the irrepressible Morris x
- A Javelin (the car) tribute
page with a picture of a factory AM/FM 8-track player. Scroll down the page a
ways to see it:
If you know of any web pages, dealers, publications or
other resources that should be added to this page, contact at
http://www.8trackheaven.com/contact.php Also, if you notice that any of these links are dead, please let us know.
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