Welcome to the EDLIS - Tape Boot Agency Page! It is here to help you understand what this Agency is all about.
PLEASE NOTE! These shows are NOT for sale; they are for trade ONLY.
visitors since January 1, 1998
Goal | How It Works | Sending Lists | Tape Info | Contact Us
- The main goal of the EDLIS - Tape Boot Agency is to help people like
yourself find copies (analog tape or DAT tape or CD-R) of live Bob
Dylan shows that you have failed to find from your usual sources and
from e-mailing likely new sources.
- The EDLIS - Tape Boot Agency is not your first port of call, but it
will go to great lengths to find anything circulating which you cannot
find easily with your present resources and contacts.
HOW THE AGENCY WORKS
- In order for us to do this we need input from yourself and others to make this Agency work (in other words: we need your tape lists so we can
help others like yourself find the show(s) that they are looking for and
vice-versa; so we can find the show(s) you are looking for. Your list will
be in a private file that only the EDLIS - Tape Boot Agency will have access to.
When a request is made to the Agency, an Agent will look through the
files and other leads and try to find the show(s) that you are looking for.
PLEASE NOTE! It may take a while to find the specific show(s) you
are looking for; so please be patient. It is very important that everyone
sends their list to us - that way it makes our job easier and the search
for your "desires" less time consuming.
Your first step in looking for a tape is to try likely e-mail addresses
on rec.music.dylan, or, search the archives (For example, anyone posting on a number
of shows in 1978 probably has tapes of 1978 shows).
When submitting your request to the EDLIS - Tape Agency please list
five likely e-mail addresses you have tried and failed to get this
tape from. That way we do not go over the same ground as you did
It would be rude to ask the Agency for a tape trading source if you
cannot be bothered to try obvious sources yourself first. But for
any circulating tape you cannot find, tell the agency what you have
tried, and we will do what we can to solve those pesky hard to find
SENDING YOUR LIST
- Please send lists as a plain ASCII file through e-mail (NO
attachments please - they sometimes do not get decoded and this
makes a lot more work for us).
- State whether you have analog cassette tape or DAT tape or CD-R.
- Please tell us if you are willing to help out newbies (par for par blanks
for shows), trade for blanks (2:1 etc.), or, no trades for blanks.
MISCELLANEOUS TAPE INFORMATION
- The prefered choice/brand of analog tape traders seems to be: Maxell
XLII or equivilant - IEC Type II -High Bias tapes.
- The analog tape Dolby/No Dolby debate is one of personal choice
(PLEASE NOTE whatever you feel the proper noise reduction methods are
for your personal taste may not be the same for others). Make sure you tell
your trading partner if you would like Dolby/No Dolby and respect their
wishes regarding this issue also.
- It is best if you record analog tapes from a system that allows you
to manipulate the recording levels (two separate tape decks, or, some
of the newer, more expensive models of double tape decks have dual
recording decks and you can manipulate the recording levels on these).
The problem with "ghetto blasters", "boom-boxes", etc.
is that they often have pre-set recording levels that may be very low
or high. Therefore reducing the sound quality; depending on the original
level of the tape you are copying. They also tend to tape with Dolby.
Thank You for visting the EDLIS - Tape Boot Agency Page!!! We hope
that we can be of some service!!!
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