RIP the walkman

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LouLou wrote:did anyone else rewind/ff their cassettes by sticking a pencil in one of the reel holes and spinning crap out of the bastards?
A Bic biro was a perfect fit IIRC.

I remember doing it once in the Sixth Form Common Room, and the cassette in question flew off the end of the pen and out of the window.

The second floor window.

Into the staff car park, where I managed to rescue it before it got run over. It was still in working order. :notworthy:

Try doing that with your iPod! :twisted:
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What was on the cassette :?:
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Hom_Corleone wrote:What was on the cassette :?:
Blimey I can't remember after all this time. :lol:
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:lol: 8) :notworthy:
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I dropped my cassette copy of Jennie's audience version of WAKE in Leeds uni Library a few days ago. If anyone finds it let me know!
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Maisey wrote:I dropped my cassette copy of Jennie's audience version of WAKE in Leeds uni Library a few days ago. If anyone finds it let me know!
Uhmm... nope, didn't spot it :innocent:

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mh wrote:Auto-reverse used to chew my cassettes to pieces. :evil:
Used to wake me up, as I was listening in my bed - drifting off to sleep to the fading sounds of side one, then *CLICK!* :evil: :lol:
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i can only miss cassettes because of sentiment at any other point they were rubbish.
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Pista wrote:
Sony Walkman (Senior) has reached the end of side two. Its batteries have run out. The rewind button is broken.
Sony announce the end of the line for the iconic walkman.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11618899

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What? Dead? I beg to differ....my walkman is still working properly, minus the duct tape. and my rewind button works fine. I have fresh batteries and after side two I just grabbed another tape. See, fine! What's all this nonsense about walkmen being expired and gone. Mine still heere alive and well. Not to mention cassettes are coming back too, depending on your geography. I guess when it's time to bury it I'll just go to the trusty pawnshop and find another. Stop all this negative audio propaganda. Never mind the digital, here's the analog.......
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boudicca wrote:
mh wrote:Auto-reverse used to chew my cassettes to pieces. :evil:
Used to wake me up, as I was listening in my bed - drifting off to sleep to the fading sounds of side one, then *CLICK!* :evil: :lol:
Especially if there was a 5 mins or so gap at the end of side 1! :lol: FALAA was a particularly bad offender here.
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Oddly enough, I unearthed my Walkman a copule of nights ago and momentarily considered giving it away. But then I found a space for it in my drawers (oo-er!) and found out about the discontinuation the next day. Mine has Megabass and Autoreverse. The in-ear headband style headphones for those Walkmans beat the crap out of most I've heard since and I still use mine these days for my MP3 player.
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Andrew S wrote:Mine has Megabass and Autoreverse.
Megabass rules. :notworthy: :lol:
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Hom_Corleone wrote:
Andrew S wrote:Mine has Megabass and Autoreverse.
Megabass rules. :notworthy: :lol:
Oh yeah! :notworthy: :notworthy:
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timsinister wrote:
paint it black wrote:still better than my mobile CD player though. Now they were carp
Christ yes, the only way to prevent skipping was to never move the damn thing. Mobile my entire arssse.
I still use one of those as my resident CD player :oops: :lol: (an ancient Sony with no shock stopper at all) :lol:
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Hom_Corleone wrote:
Andrew S wrote:Mine has Megabass and Autoreverse.
Megabass rules. :notworthy: :lol:
Oh yeah! :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Obviousman wrote: What would the world be without it 8)
Bass-less?


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