Vintage Prerecorded Cassette Tapes

These are all factory prerecorded cassettes.  Most are 25-40+ years old; most will play fine but as with all the other tapes on this site, they are sold as-is, no returns. Old cassettes can be repaired but repair may be very difficult. Generally the Ampex tapes are quite sturdy and never break!

I am very interested in buying or trading for old prerecorded cassettes, especially tapes with "snap-box" cases (Ampex, GRT et al).  Refer to my wantlist for details.

USED TAPES: For any used tapes, grading is for the boxes / outer labels (for snap-box or paper-box tapes, which are noted as such) or for the insert cards (on regular plastic box tapes). Assume the tapes themselves look M- or close unless noted otherwise. All used cassettes will have felt pads intact and are in playable condition unless noted otherwise.

Finally, remember these are all OLD cassettes from the early years of the format. They are not going to sound as good as cassettes from the 1980s or 1990s did. These are pre-Dolby era! The sound quality, generally, is going to be similar to that of an 8-track cartridge tape or maybe worse as far as frequency response, hiss, distortion, and so on. However, cassette players (even old vintage ones in cars) are generally going to have more stable and accurate speed, lower wow and flutter, and better pitch stability compared to the "endless loop" 8-tracks and 4-tracks as they are, essentially, mechanically a miniaturized version of the professional-grade open-reel tape format! Anyway many early cassettes sound quite good but don't expect them to sound like CD's!

Only ONE copy available of each item unless a quantity is stated in (parentheses) immediately before the item price. Click on the links below to jump to a specific caetgory listing.

Rock, Psych, Oldies
Soul & Jazz
Country & Western
Classical
Easy Listening & Miscellaneous

Rock, Psych, Blues, Oldies

Chicago-18-Korea WB / Oasis-VG++ paper slipcover '86 Korean version w/ lyrics insert (paper outer box w/ Norelco box inside) $10

Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight-Get That Feeling-Capitol-M-; orig w/ paper labels, blue spine j-card & title tag on end of case $12

Magma-Magma Live-Tomato-SS; h; 1989 reissue of 1975 2LP live set on cassette! (4) $8

Three Dog Night-Naturally-Dunhill-VG++; tol; snap-box Ampex $4

Soul & Jazz

Sorry, nothing available at the moment!

Country & Western

Sorry, nothing available at the moment!

Classical

Sorry, nothing available at the moment!

Easy Listening, Soundtracks & Miscellaneous

Sorry, nothing available at the moment!

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