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    Tascam 38 for $750?

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    Local shop has a clean 38 with relapped heads and 2 DBX units for $750, no remote or takeup reel. The heads and guides look good and the machine overall is clean, it almost looked new but $750 seemed kinda high. Ebay has 1 on 'buy now' for $999. Is $750 'about right' for that machine? Kinda on thte fence here.

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    I've seen them go for about an average of $300, whenever they do pop up on Craigslist locally. Now whether or not they were in pristine shape (relapped heads and such), I have no idea.
    The interface said to use "Windows XP or higher"...

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    Jerry,

    If you are willing to pay $750 for a 1/2" 8-track then buy my 48 at $690...I'll throw in a generic takup reel and if they don't go on eBay here in the next couple days I'll include the RM-501 rack ears. I don't have the original box, but I have a cacoon of a box that a parts deck came to me in that is custom cut out for the 48.

    Double the deck for less with extras. PM me if you are interested.

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    Arrow $750 seems high.

    Maybe $450 for a 38 in excellent working condition.
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    Sweetbeats, NICE machine! Really NICE! I had one many moons ago and like a *&%@!!! I sold it. I have a bass for sale but the buyer backed out today otherwise I would definitly "chat" with you. One problem on the home front goes somthing like this:

    Me- Uh...gonna get a 8 track, it's really nice
    Wife- Don't you have one?
    Me- Yeh but it's not 8 track
    Wife- You have 3 tape machines....right? One is 16 tracks....right?
    Me-Yep...but it's.......
    Wife-How many tracks do you need just for yourself?
    Me- I just need 24 (under breath)
    Wife- What?
    Me- I said I'll feed the dog (we don't have one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    Sweetbeats, NICE machine! Really NICE! I had one many moons ago and like a *&%@!!! I sold it.
    I know exactly how you feel. I also sold a 58-OB many moons ago and still feel like a #%&@$ that I parted with it!! What was I thinking? I wasn't!!!

    The 48-OB is a superb machine and that's a very, very good price. Someone's getting a great deal!

    Pssst, gonna tell you a little secret: I paid $2000 for my 48-OB and still feel it's money well spent.

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    The 48 is a great machine, one which I should have kept as well! Mine came with a modified DX-8DS DBX unit, looked really nice as a set. Good thing I wasn't local to you SB, I think I would of have to "relieve" you of that machine!

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    The guy I sold the 48 to still has it. I called him up this weekend and asked if he wanted to sell it back. He said sure but it's been sitting in a storage shed (no heat or air) in Florida since I sold it to him about 6 years ago. Asking price is $300 with the roll around rack and a bunch of virgin Quantegy 456 that I gave him with the machine. It was in great shape the last time i saw it. Bought it from a company that made TV commercials and used it for just one then closed shop, low hours. Maybe I can stop kicking myself in the butt for selling it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard View Post
    The guy I sold the 48 to still has it. I called him up this weekend and asked if he wanted to sell it back. He said sure but it's been sitting in a storage shed (no heat or air) in Florida since I sold it to him about 6 years ago. Asking price is $300 with the roll around rack and a bunch of virgin Quantegy 456 that I gave him with the machine. It was in great shape the last time i saw it. Bought it from a company that made TV commercials and used it for just one then closed shop, low hours. Maybe I can stop kicking myself in the butt for selling it.
    Hopefully it's not trashed, that would be a heartache!

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