Teac Tascam 144 Vintage 4 Track Multitrack Cassette Tape Recorder 1979 - 100V

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  • Regular price $1,049.00


Teac Tascam 144 Vintage 4 Track Multitrack Cassette Tape Recorder 1979 - 100V

The best way to add some nice analogue, grainy and warm vintage sound to your recordings. 

The TEAC Tascam 144 is a vintage analogue recording device, released in 1979. It was the first four-track cassette recorder and it was used for home recording studios and by musicians for demo recordings or small-scale projects. The Tascam 144 was part of the Portastudio series, which revolutionised home recording in the 1980s by providing affordable multitrack recording capabilities.

This 144 not only looks and sounds good, but is also a little piece of history!

Notable users of the Tascam Portastudios series include Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Four Tet, Mac DeMarco, Autechre, Tom Waits, Luke Prichard, Bootsy Collins, Wu-Tang Clan, Lou Reed, Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame, John Frusciante and Lady Gaga.


Condition:

  • This is a used unit.

  • This 144 has has a major service. The service included but is not limited to:

    • Deep clean inside and out.

    • Deep clean of the tape mechanism. 

    • Lubricated and greased all moving parts.

    • Installed brand new belts.

    • Installed brand new idler tyres.

    • Demagnetised the heads.

    • Replaced any faulty components. 

    • Thorough test of all functions. 

  • This unit shows some general wear from use and age. This includes some scuffs, scratches and nicks. There are lots of spot / dot marks in the finish around the sides.  The knob and button caps have turned a bit yellow. nothing major at all. Overall it is still a nice 144. Please see photos for further details. 

  • Please be aware this unit is 100V. This means it MUST be used with a step-down transformer. A high quality, isolated step-down will be included for Australian and New Zealand buyers only. If you purchase from overseas you may also need to use a step-down. Please get in touch before purchase or powering on if you are unsure at all. 

  • This sale is for the unit and step-down (AU & NZ only). No other parts, accessories or power supplies are included unless mentioned above. 

Postage:

If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Return Policy:

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.

Thanks for looking, please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.