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In Reply to: RE: Pessimistic about price declines posted by TGR on July 29, 2016 at 17:37:13
As has been mentioned, volume is the key - but enough to bring down prices significantly will never come.
Consider that new 10 1/2" tape ON PANCAKES costs in the $40 range, Then put it on a metal flange for another $40. Now pay for the rights to use (if you care). Maybe even try to amortize the cost of your dubbing equipment. And pay for your dubbing time and MAKE A PROFIT??? Believe Yarlung makes every copy to your order in real time!
Chad Chassem (sp?) of Acoustic Sounds indicated that they will begin releasing material on RTR tape - and he has a HUGE catalog to choose from. At an Axpona seminar he mentioned another problem - that the record company's exec's have no experience with tape and don't have a clue of its "worth" or what to charge for rights - especially considering the potential "volume" - maybe reaching into all the way into the hundreds! Whoopie
But the results can be absolutely STUNNING!
I don't listen to my tapes as often as I should - lots of rewinding for what is essentially an LP side of music - but Friday night I put on TP-27, which is the Garcia/Grisman collaboration, and wow! Everyone was tapping their toes, included my 13 year step daughter. Great music is fabulous sound. But......$450 per copy on the Tape Project web site.
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain
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