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  • Have you actually USED an 8-Track player?

    I mean - not just HEARD about them, but either owned or actually operated one.

    I had a 69 Mercury Cyclone that had an 8-track player in the dash, and we had a Sears Stereo Component Set that included an 8-track player along with the turntable for LP records, which also played 45s and 78s.
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    Yes, I owned one, and used it for music
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    Didn't own one, but yes - I have used one
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    I have never owned nor used an 8-track player
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    8-track? What's THAT?
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    We have one somewhere, but no the player. I actually have an Atari(one of the old ones) cartridge somewhere too. It's a Football game.

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    • #3
      IIRC my dad's '69 Pontiac Tempest only had an AM radio in it (with push-buttons!).
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      • #4
        I have never earned nor used an 8-track player

        What does earned mean in this context? I never used an 8 track they fell into a time in my life when I would have had no use for one. Were they not exclusively (or nearly) adjuncts of automobiles?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
          I have never earned nor used an 8-track player
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          • #6
            Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
            IIRC my dad's '69 Pontiac Tempest only had an AM radio in it (with push-buttons!).
            Yeah, the push-buttons were an advanced safety feature that supposedly let you keep your eyes on the road instead of "tuning" the dial.

            My '53 Oldsmobile has a button non the floor next to the dimmer switch that let me change radio stations without taking my hands off the wheel.
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            • #7
              My mom had one with a few 8 tracks. We used to listen to Eddie Rabbit and Kenny Rogers. I can't tell you how many times I heard "Two dollars in the juke box"
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              • #8
                My '65 Chevy Malibu had a standard AM radio, so I added an under the dash 8 track player. People were stealing them so much that I mounted mine in a quick disconnect frame so I could take it into the house at night!
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                • #9
                  My grandmother had an 8-track that we always used to use around Christmas time, since she only had Christmas tapes left. It had a radio and a record player too.

                  And we had an old Atari, although I don't specifically remember which model (not the 2600). I think we even had a LaserDisc player at one point.

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                  • #10
                    My Dad had a big old Chrysler Imperial with an 8-track in it. Best ever!

                    Until cassettes......and then until cd's.

                    I am not past that part yet......


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                    • #11
                      I had a old radio, as a kid, that has an 8-track player on it. I even used it once too, just so I could say I did.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        I mean - not just HEARD about them, but either owned or actually operated one.

                        I had a 69 Mercury Cyclone that had an 8-track player in the dash, and we had a Sears Stereo Component Set that included an 8-track player along with the turntable for LP records, which also played 45s and 78s.
                        Even recorded albums on to 8 track to listen to them in the car. Nothing like the loud Clunk sound mid-song as it changed tracks

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                        • #13
                          As a kid, I remember that one of my aunts had an 8-track player that I played with. I didn't care about the music; I just liked pressing the buttons to change tracks and see the pretty changing track indicator lights on the display. It was very short-lived, and the only time I ever actually used one.
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                          • #14
                            I had a '77 Chevy Nova Rally that had an 8-track in it. Loved it!

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