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    how much for a tascam 32, 42, or 42b

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    what is a fair price for one of these?

    There are a few on Ebay, but I have no idea what a fair price is.

    One 32 is advertised as "MINT" and has a starting bid of 375.

    There was a 42 that just expired with a starting bid of 700 described as "NEAR MINT"


    Any thoughts?
    Thanks again. I know I have a lot of questions and I apologize in advance.

    Also, why is the 42 so much more expensive?

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    also....

    if anyone on this board has an excellent condition stereo mixdown deck that you are looking to sell, I would be interested in hearing about it. Thank you.

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    Don't believe anyone's assessment of condition, other than your own (unless you trust the source). Look over the deck in person, look locally.

    The 42 is all direct drive, no belts, has better electronics and a more robust chassis. It's also a -10 and +4 recorder, via its xlrs in the back. It's not really why it's selling for more on eBay but that people know about its extended features.

    The 32's seem to be selling for around $200, obviously the better ones a bit more. The 42's I'm not sure about but around $400 would be a good deal and, again, more for better condition.

    Personally, if I were buying a used but clean, lower millage unit, I doubt I'd pay more than about $750 (for a 42) and about half that for a 32. I'd never look at shipping as an option, with a few exceptions.

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    great

    that helps me a lot, because you know a ton about these machines.

    And I appreciate all the info you dish out on this board... it helped me buy the 246.

    Anyway, about buying locally... I feel like I could wait an eternity for a machine like this to appear in great condition locally... they are not the most common anymore.

    And, I want to start recording and mixing down some stuff. So I'm feeling a little impatient.

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    or at least they don't seem to be too common from what I see.

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    You're welcome.

    Hey, there's a guy in Texas, who services / restores and sells decks and he always seems to have a few half track decks, the 32 / 42, so give him a shout:
    http://www.angelfire.com/electronic2/vintagetx/

    His name is Rolf and he's a very good guy, knows his trade well. Give him a shout and ask about availability. Yeah, his are a bit more pricey BUT you're getting a fully serviced plug & play deck and his packing is top notch. Maybe you can even pick up.

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    yeah, i checked out his site after reading one of your old posts I think. He has a couple of good ones, so maybe I will just go through him. Thanks a lot. I always appreciate the knowledge

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    vintage tx price

    OK, so vintage tx has a tascam 42 for $950. Do you think that is overpriced even if it comes from this guy?

    He also has a 32 but there is no price listed...

    Do you know if he is firm with his prices? Thanks again.

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    I lucked out and got (and sold) my 48 locally and now found a 42 a few months ago. It's a great series and are much better overall than the 30 series. Of course, the 50 series is better yet. prices are all over the place. If you can find a mint 42 or 42b, I would opt for that one, 400-500 is a good deal on these if in decent shape, if the machine is fully restored, then they could fetch much more.

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    holy sh*t. those pictures are sweet! Thanks man. ... those are awesome.

    So, how much did you pay for your 42... unless you don't want to tell me.

    what's the diff between a 42 and 42b?

    what models are in the 50 series for half tracks (stereo mixdown.. .whatever you call em)?

    sorry once again for all the questions... i'm kind of green with all this

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