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Tascam 388?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by handlestash, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    I'm thinking about trying to get a Tascam 388. Does anyone have any experience with these? Are they good machines? Does the mixer section sound good? Does anyone have one they want to sell? Thanks!
     
  2. BlueJayWay

    BlueJayWay Guest

    Tascam 388

    Hi,

    I have 2 of these, both given to me by a friend. One works and one he bought for parts. I am not a musician, I am an engineer. I know that one works well but has a light or two out. I have no idea what they are worth, so, if you are interested in either or both of them, just shoot me an offer. These units are heavy and probably won't go the usual UPS or FedEx route. Possibly DHL or Greyhound. TTYL:) :roll:
     
  3. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    Hi. Wow I've really been thinking that I wouldn't ever be able to get my hands on one of these things. Thanks so much for posting. If you still have them I'd like to get the one that works well. I don't really know what they're worth either...what would you say to like $150 or $200 dollars? Of course I'll pay the shipping too. Where would it be coming from? Thanks again!
     
  4. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    BlueJayWay,
    I was just wondering if you happened to still have one or both of your 388s available. Please let me know. If anyone else has one that they want to get rid of please do the same. Thank you.
     
  5. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    i have one but im not letting it go for $200...
     
  6. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    That's fine. Are you willing to let it go at all? If so how much?
     
  7. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    oh Im sure I could be talked into it for the right price... :)
     
  8. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    Like three or four hundred (shipping would be about 100 too)? More than that and I'm pretty sure I could find a Tascam 38 and an M-50 or something locally for less. What would your right price be?
     
  9. SeniorFedup

    SeniorFedup Guest

    I own one which I picked up at a Miami repa!r shop for two hundred dollars. my friend was very into wanting to buy one of these and was shocked that I picked one up for the price I stated..... he also tells me that alot of good reviews on these machines have been told...
    and yes.... they weigh alot
     
  10. BlueJayWay

    BlueJayWay Guest

    Tascam 388

    These Tascam 8-track studios are consistently going for over $400 on eBay in good working condition and low hours.

    While I cannot be sure of the hours on mine, judging by the physical condition it is about average compared to what I have seen. It does have a VU meter light out, but all channels and the tape machine appear to work correctly. I am not a musician and have no way to fully test. I am also not offering any guarantees at all. It will be sold strictly 'as-is'. With this in mind I would entertain bids of around $300.

    There is also the matter of the parts machine. It is not as nice cosmetically and has not been tested fully, either. I do know that the tape transport has a problem. It tries to engage but does not. It also has a VU meter light that is out. I'd guess it would be worth around $200. After all, it is complete and may work fine except for the transport thing. Could that be a belt problem? The capstan does not turn. This one is also being sold 'as-is'.

    If anyone wants to make a deal on both, that's okay too! Shipping will be a challenge!
     
  11. handlestash

    handlestash Guest

    BlueJay,
    I'm just wondering what state you are in to figure out shipping costs. Thanks!
     
  12. BlueJayWay

    BlueJayWay Guest

    Tascam 388

    Handlestash,

    This thing weighs 80+lbs. My ZIP is 42101 in KY. DHL, Greyhound? Take them both & have a spare parts backup!
     
  13. FloodStage

    FloodStage Active Member

    UPS Ground will ship it.

    I shipped a Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24 x 8 via UPS recently and the package weighed 121 pounds (including almost 30 pounds of packaging/padding)
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  14. 1511

    1511 Guest

    I have a 388 and it has served me well. They sound great. I have been in DAW world for the last 4-5 years. I keep thinking I will get it back into my studio for some cool analog sounds. What is your main use for the 388 going to be?
     

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