Saturday, November 13, 2010

Carts And Playback Deck

Per eagle-eyed Dave M.: "Here's an audio tape cartridge, and a 3-deck cartridge tape player - some of the radio tools David B referred to in his recent post."

Yep, another glimpse into the studio...these are where all those commercials come from!

Thank you, Dave!

Bud S. (


  1. Ahem.

    Let the record reflect that the ScotchCart pictured in Mr. Montgomery's email is about 2 1/2 light-years advanced over what we used at KAAY in 1971! It also bears pointing out that Dave made (to use the technical term) a SHIPLOAD of improvements to cart recording and playback devices during his tenure at ITC.

    He is much too modest to point out the latter fact, so I am compelled to remind him of the words of that great philosopher, Waylon Jennings: "It ain't braggin' if you done it."

    Very Truly Yours,
    Mr. Treadway
    (No, wait. That was my Dad)

  2. Thank you, sir! May your family be large and may you live to 150!



  3. I second the opinion of Mr. Treadway on ScotchCarts and ITC machines. Nothing even came close to the audio quality and performance, thanks not only to the innovations Mr. Montgomery brought to ITC, but also the way he kept those machines at KAAY in the late 70's tuned up and working at the top of their game.

    Before that, we all were using the famous (or, should I say infamous) Spotmaster, often referred to as the "Spotbastard", and Fidelipac carts...which if memory serves, used pencil leads glued to the tape spool as weights to keep it from spinning out of control.