4-Track Cartridge Tapes
You must have a 4-track deck to play these. Four-track was the precursor to the 8-track. These tapes do not have an internal pinch roller (it is contained in the player itself). Mechanically, this format is more or less identical to the cart machines and players formerly used in broadcast studios. In terms of track formatting they are very similar to a 3 3/4 IPS 4-track prerecorded open reel tape (except that the 4 tracks all run in the same direction).
I AM LOOKING FOR any high-quality 4-track decks: wide frequency response and low wow & flutter are a must. Even if you aren't selling, I would like to know the make & model of any such equipment! TOP 4-TRACK TAPE WANTS: West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band- Part One (Reprise / Muntz), Fugs- Tenderness Junction (Reprise / Muntz), The Savage Resurrection (Mercury / Muntz), GRT pic box versions of ESP label rock tapes (Fugs, Pearls Before Swine, The Godz, any others), GRT pic box versions of any Tower label 1960s rock titles (Pink Floyd, Chocolate Watchband, The Smoke, Davie Allan & The Arrows, biker soundtracks, etc.)
On to the listings...
IMPORTANT: Most are sealed. Any quantity stock is noted in (parentheses) before the price, otherwise only one copy avalable of each. Very nice items here; these 4-tracks are getting impossible to find used and finding NOS store stock like this is basically unheard of at this late date! None are cutouts unless noted "h" (i.e., cutout drillhole).
Solomon Burke-Proud Mary-Bell-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
Collectors-Grass & Wild Strawberries-WB-M-; LS; Muntz cart orig $15
Arthur Conley-More Sweet Soul-Atco-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
King Curtis-Best Of-Atco-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
The 5 Stairsteps & Cubie-A Family Portrait-Buddah-SS; LS/TT (2) $4
The Barry Goldberg Reunion-There's No Hole In My Soul (Only In My Head)-Buddah-SS; LS/TT (2) $10
Willie Mitchell-Oh Baby, You Turn Me On-Hi-SS; LS/TT; white Ampex cart $10
Phil Ochs-Tape From California-A&M-SS; LS/TT $10
The Sweet Inspirations-Atlantic-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
:-What The World Needs Now Is Love-Atlantic-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
Tams-Portrait Of The Tams-ABC-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
Carla Thomas-Best Of-Atlantic-SS; LS/TT; tan Ampex cart $10
The Young Sound Vol. 2-Scepter / Wand Group-SS; LS/TT; another tape-only soul comp w/ Bobby Hebb, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, Roscoe Robinson, Theola Kilgore (2) $4