Info The Community Tape Catalogue

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by flowersofnight, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Laurence02 -member- -member-

    Laurence02
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    Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:13 am

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    Could I ask for a few photos of the AE30? The design of the AE30 differs quite radically throughout the 90s which makes it fairly easy to date. The only image of a confirmed legitimate 1th Anniversary tape I've seen has a Sony HF10 (1993-type stock).
     
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  2. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:15 am

    Laurence02 wrote:
    Can you post some more information about this? I got a couple of books about tapes but neither of them is very useful in this respect.
     
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    Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:11 pm

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  4. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:54 pm

    Laurence02 wrote:
    I don't know why I never thought of searching for info in English ::teef:: Especially given that we're on a site inspired by the lack of good record-keeping in Japan.
    I'll have to go through and see how many of my tapes match up with when they were supposed to have been made.
     
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  5. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:56 am

    Laurence02 wrote:
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    Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:51 am

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  7. Cantavanda -member- -member-

    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:58 pm

    I decided to add more stuff. I also own some VELVET EDEN and Rudolf Steiner demo tapes. Also added HISUI and Klein Kaiser. Flowers, our music taste is so similar XD.
    Also checked out Silk and Flowers' new adds.

    Here's my commentary.

    Dear Silk, I was a bit confused at first when I saw 蜘蛛の巣・果樹園.
    The name of the tape is different than then the name of the two songs. The tape is actually called 蜘蛛ノ巣城・果樹園, so I corrected your entry.
    Sadly my copy has another tape, no label contact info... I don't have much trust in mine.

    About Rudolf Steiner, my two tapes of them are the same as Silk.
    I included a scan of my Rudolf Steiner Perfect Garden lyrics sheet.
    I also included some info on the type of paper that was in my Rudolf Steiner tapes.
    If you compare it to my 蜘蛛ノ巣城・果樹園 cover paper, that VE one is very normal papery, while the Rudolf Steiner ones were more "plasticy" high quality paper. Don't know how to explain it.
    I cannot wait for my newly bought MALICE MIZER THE 1TH ANNIVERSARY tape to arrive, since I'm almost sure that the one I have now is fake.
     

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  8. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

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    Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:10 am

    I didn't realize I wrote the wrong title! (I was at work, so I was a bit stressed XD)
     
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  9. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:24 am

    Cantavanda wrote:
    This forum created taste ::ash::
     
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  10. Cantavanda -member- -member-

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    Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:43 am

    Exactly!
    You introduced me to so much good stuff!!!
    Thanks so much flowers-sama!! ::dix:::cool:
     
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  11. Cantavanda -member- -member-

    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:54 am

    Flowers, did you have the time to check it out?
    I think you maybe forgot to update the original topic. If anyone else would like to contribute, the latest version will be needed.
     
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  12. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:01 pm

    Re-merged and re-sorted in the original post.
    I adjusted the ratings, let's not use "plus or minus".
     
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  13. Cantavanda -member- -member-

    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 am

    I have a fake and a probably real THE 1TH ANNIVERSARY tape.
    I checked the texture and printing quality on the paper of both.
    The fake one has a lot of contrast: The black is pitch black.
    The one that the seller claimed to be real (and has the same stock (cassette) type as the one of flowers) contains some differences with the fake one.

    Difference 1:
    Some of the smallest of white dots in the "distorted" part of the artwork are not present in the fake one. These are really minuscule white dot details that apparently didn't make it through the photocopy process.

    Difference 2:
    On the real-claimed one, the texture of the black background is a little variable, it contains some grey dots, it's not completely pitch-black printed.

    Two pictures:
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    Fake one:
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    How do these compare to yours?
     
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  14. Js_klaus -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:02 pm

    Mine looks like the "real" one
     
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  15. Cantavanda -member- -member-

    Cantavanda
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    Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:21 am

    Js_klaus wrote:
    That's great! Is yours on a SONY HF10 too?

    @flowersofnight , how does yours look? Sorry for bothering so much lol. Thanks!
     
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  16. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:25 pm

    Mine has that sort of "grain" to it too if you look at it in the right light.
     
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    Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:56 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Thank you for taking the time! That's good news.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 7, 2021 6:26 pm

    Oh god. I don't even want to check out now if my tapes are legit or not. I paid so much for those that I'm gonna have a stroke if they turn out to be fake.
     
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