I dont have that many, but have a lot (couple hundred). They all move freely and "work" properly, but time has not been nice. I gave up trying to play them because they sound horrible and keep snapping. I dont think the tape itself does time well. All the plastic is still fantastic lol.
yeah..I would imagine most of mine have deteriorated over the past 40 years or so... it wasn't like the plastic they used for the tape itself was the best quality
When Punk and Hardcore bands were releasing recording on cassette tape, the phrase I kept hearing was "No respect till vinyl." Even back then, cassettes were seen as grossly inferior. So I can't understand at all why cassettes would have a resurgence.
yeah..but...I also remember a TON of punk and hXc bands totally relying on tape trading and mix tapes to get their sounds out too. Hsl the un of a show was going to the parking lot afterwards and buying/trading tapes.. That is where you met other bands to play with as well