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#1 Transistorized

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 10:10 PM

I post lots of videos and pictures of my boomboxes but none of my walkman. I only have one. My mother bought it for me when I was in grade school. I almost traded it once in school but she told me if I did she wasn't ever getting me anything else. It was 40 dollars new at Montgomery Ward. Well fast forward to now and I still have it and keeping it alive along with all my other equipment. It's funny how I can remember what the store looked like in my mind when I picked it out begging and pleading that I needed and would do extra chores to get it :-)

 

Recently I had an eBay seller get annoyed because I asked him (in consideration of purchase) if his 30 yr old item played as if new. He said that wasn't possible. One day I hope he stumbles across this video to see it is very much possible....even on a model that had poor reviews in the day (like my one and only walkman). The Panasonic RQ-V180

 

Also a question is posed within the video of how you pros clean your walkman and what do you do to guarantee it lasts and plays well. I go over in the video of what I do. 

 

Let me know if I am missing anything that will help keep my walkman alive. At some point I demonstrate its performance by plugging into my DJ Tech boombox

 

Video link: https://www.dropbox....221117.mp4?dl=0

 



#2 Fatdog

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 12:30 PM

Nice video - and I agree with you regarding the Maxell XL-II cassettes.  Their quality is top notch.

 

By the way, there are times that you sound like Josh McDermitt (Eugene on The Walking Dead).  :lol: :yes:  Which makes me wonder... are you Josh McDermitt?   :-D  :lol: 



#3 Transistorized

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

Nice video - and I agree with you regarding the Maxell XL-II cassettes.  Their quality is top notch.

 

By the way, there are times that you sound like Josh McDermitt (Eugene on The Walking Dead).  :lol: :yes:  Which makes me wonder... are you Josh McDermitt?   :-D  :lol:

I could be Fatdog  ;-) you never know  :-D  

Everyone in my neck of the woods had major withdrawal symptoms shortly after the season finale   :lol:

Thanks for the thumbs up. I really enjoy making videos. It's amazing how well that phone records 



#4 KandiKlover

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM

I love the Maxwell XLii. Anyone know how the TDK cro2 type ii ones are?