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Hi! My name is Mike. Welcome you to my Virtual PlayTape Museum! Here you may find some PlayTape related items and Links to learn more about PlayTapes. PlayTapes were the first tape cartridges released for portable use. Finally you didn't have to lug your favorite records or them messy reel to reels around! Because of the small size, 2 1/2" x 3" x 1/2" they're as collectible as baseball cards and don't take much room to store. Did you know Volkswagen even installed car players in their Bugs And Buses? It was the invention of the century! PlayTape2 Music Machines and tapes hit store shelves somewhere around 1967 and by 1970, portable 8 track players ruled the market. Most stores had sold out their existing inventory of 2 tracks. The end had come for the PlayTape. They instantly turned into collector items!
Artist included The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Steve Miller, Deep Purple, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, Traffic, Neil Young, The Animals, The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Wes Montgomery, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, George Jones, Buck Owens, Frank Sinatra, Nancy & Lee, Dean Martin, Herb Alphert, Sergio Mendez, Enoch Light, Arthur Lyman and thousands more!
PlayTape2 Cartridges play in the Discatron Tri Combo, Saphire, Mayfair, Valiant and many other mono 2 track cartridge machines!
We've added some new content to the site throughout the pages! Starting this week I'll be posting some tips on how to fix and maintain your PlayTape cartridges. They can be found at the base of the discography pages.
You know. Some people question the availability of Playtapes around the rest of the world because they have never seen PlayTapes from other countries. Well I believe throughout my pages we have covered the UK, Australia, Japan and now here is a new treat! The first Puerto Rican PlayTape! I thought this was just another tape till I noticed it had the Pueto Rican record company number instead of the normal playtape number! You can check it out here!
UPDATE! WoW, Check this out! The only known PlayTapes manufactured for sale in Japan! Thank you Shinataro Otsuka for your contribution to the page!
Ok For those that don't know, I have sold PlayTapes on Ebay for over 10 years under the name socalrecordexchange! I've sold hundreds of them over the years. Around two years ago I quit selling on ebay because of their bad policies for sellers! The problem now is I have hundreds of doubles in my collection! They have to go! Tapes for sale can be seen in my open PlayTape group on Facebook! Cash or US postal money orders please. I'm looking forward to seeing you there! ;O)
OH MAN! Google is penalizing us for not being mobile friendly! We've dropped back a whole page in the search results! So, pardon me if we try to make the site more friendly to all the one's not using a pc! LOL! I'm no web master but I'll try to comply!
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Other 2 Track Cartridge Players.