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    Default General Electric setup/sampler 8-track (Quad?)

    Every so often I check out the 8-tracks and vinyl records at antique shops, thrift stores, yard sales, and whatnot. It's rare that I ever find anything "quad", so when I do I tend to get a little excited---probably moreso than I should, since there's little reason for me to write about this other than to say: "Hey, look at what I found!"

    With all that said, I'm just assuming this is "quad" since I don't have a player. Does anyone know for sure?

    Catalog# PRQ8-4000GE
    The cover indicates there are "balancing instructions" on each side.
    Songs are performed by Enoch Light; they appear to be covers/renditions of various songs.

    Attached are pictures of the tape w/ tracklist:
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    It's got the Quad notch and only has two programs, that would make it Quad.... not to mention 4 CHANNEL emblazoned everywhere

    The PRQ8 prefix on the catalog number means it's from the Project 3 label that Enoch Light started. All look like Enoch Light songs too.

    Thanks for showing this! I added it to the discography.
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    Default Re: General Electric setup/sampler 8-track (Quad?)

    I've seen this one before, actually quite a few times. However, I don't remember ever seeing a GE Q8 player, but there were probably a few of them out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q-Eight View Post
    It's got the Quad notch and only has two programs, that would make it Quad.... not to mention 4 CHANNEL emblazoned everywhere .
    LOL. Yep, the big "4 Channel" would seem to be a pretty big hint, huh? I guess I worried it maybe was like one of those "Phase 4" LPs. Oh so deceptive to those of us vintage quad novices!

    Anyway, the 2 programs thing makes sense to me when you mention it; but this is the first time I've heard about a "quad notch". I always just assumed they looked the same. Hmmm... Looks like I'll have to pick up a stereo 8-track and compare. Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    ....I don't remember ever seeing a GE Q8 player, but there were probably a few of them out there.
    Indeed, I had wondered if maybe these shipped with their players (much like Sony included those SACD samplers with some of their gear). Anyway... After looking at Mark Anderson's page, I noticed there is another G.E. 8-track with a catlog number of "5000", instead of "4000". It makes me wonder if there are some "1000", "2000", and "3000" series tapes out there, too.
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    Notice Quad notch in Top Left of Red Cartridge. This was to tell Q8 players that a Q8 cartridge was being played. It tripped the 2ch/4ch switch.
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    Thanks for posting the picts! I see what you mean.
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