Please Note, These Are Now Sold By The Piece! This way you can choose how many pads you would like to purchase. Instead of them pre-packaged in 15 packs.
Also I am experiencing a high work load at this time, so these may not be "in stock" here. But if you contact me I can make up an order for you. And invoice you for the pads and any other products you would like. Jon@8trackavenue.com
Proper pressure pads are a must to getting the best sound quality you can from these tapes. And that sound quality is also going to depend on the quality of the recording tape itself, how it has been stored all these years and how it was recorded.
These pads give the proper amount of pressure needed for the best available sound quality from your tape. Without putting excessive strain on the motor and wear on the tape head. If a pad is to soft you will most likely get "double tracking" (though this can occur due to a bad pinch roller or just a badly recorded copy).
Good quality replacement pads for your 8 track tapes should not cost you and arm and a leg. And these don't! I make these myself and have chosen the materials carefully over the years based on my experience repairing this format. I have designed them to look as close as possible to the original stock yellow pads. Smooth glossy laminate is bonded to the top of the foam with heat activated glue.
High density, medium firm white upholstery grade foam is used for longevity and "springiness". Foam will yellow over time, this is completely normal and has zero impact on performance. Pads are attached to a thin piece of plastic and cut down the center just like the originals. So all you have to do is open up your cart, remove the old gooey pad. Clean any residue left from old pad and "drop in" this one.
I always recommend opening up the cart to replace the pads. But I have gotten feed back that these can be used in some carts without opening up the cart. They are simply "smooshed and pushed" through the opening where the old pad was.
Pads are a little over 5/16" thick, 1 and 15/16 in length and in between 1/4" and 5/16" in width (9/32" to be exact, just like the original factory ones).
***8 track tapes in picture are for demonstrative purposes only and are not included***
USA Customers ONLY, Shipping is a flat fee of $3.50
Orders $20 and over get FREE shipping via USPS First Class Mail.
Canadian Customers, Shipping is a flat rate of $14.00 via USPS First Class Small Package International Mail.
International Customers, I ship to most European Countries, and a few others. Shipping is via USPS First Class Small Package International and is a Flat Rate of $16.00, for up to 5 items.
Also, depending on your country, you may be charged an excise tax on the value of the item. This is not included in the price and out of my control.