ITT KB cassette recorder

supplied by Archie Lauchlan

Archie Lauchlan… I coveted this cassette deck when I was about 14 but my mum couldn’t afford to buy it – now I discover an ITT-KB Museum exists (coincidentally just down the road from my childhood home in Essex) and got one myself. Happy days.

Colin Bell… I had one of those!

Alan Esdaile… So did I

Alan Parker… still have one and still use it

Martin Richter… i had one with rotary controls – £12 in the early 70’s

Mark Hallam… I had one without the false wood. Was chrome

Yvonne Cleland… I had a Grundig one. It was excellent for audio-recording gigs.

Deborah Ewing… My dad bought my Mum that for Christmas one year. I loved it. She used to tape the charts and Jimmy Seville’s old Record club. I didn’t correct the autocorrect

Pete Houghton… I had one of these and used to try and record concerts on the Pier

Will Cornell… Supposedly a battery powered portable cassette player/recorder similar to this recorded Keith Richards’ acoustic guitar/intro part to “Street Fighting Man” and JImmy Miller and the Stones just added it to the multitrack process.

Jacqueline Marsh… My dad had one I always thought it looked beautiful

Leigh Wieland-Boys… My first car was a Moggy, no radio, so had one of those in the car….when the batteries started to go flat (more often than not) the tapes slowed down!

Andy Gunton… I had an ITT model very similar to that, loved it. ITT used to have a factory in Paddock Wood btw, which is where mine came

Jimbo Tipler… The scent of 1970’s electronic equipment should be bottled and sold

Kaz Baker… I wonder how many tapes were mangled in my one, it was quite a few, most were salvageable with some sticky tape though

Eddie Larnerd Lane… I still have one

Jeff Belton… I used to have one with the mic.

Dave Nattress…Honestly had exactly this model and others. Friends worked there and you could get the odd one out the back door – not nicked truly but sort of staff discounted or scratched etc etc Prior to getting the first cassette player fixed in the car way, way back, you’d have this on the front seat blaring away. A later bigger model was “stereo” Black/silver, used to use it to record band rehearsals – 5 pin din plug wasn’t it and cheap microphone. I had a Reel to reel but far too much messing around.

Jim Miller… I had one.

Tim Moose Bruce… Had a black and silver one. Had mains plug and 5 pin din socket. Had another Philips machine in the house. Knocked up a 2 channel mixer with some old potentiometers. Did a sort of multi track recording. Really muddy sound!

 

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  1. Honestly had exactly this model and others. Friends worked there and you could get the odd one out the back door – not nicked truly but sort of staff discounted or scratched etc etc

    Prior to getting the first cassette player fixed in the car way, way back, you’d have this on the front seat blaring away. A later bigger model was “stereo” Black/silver, used to use it to record band rehearsals – 5 pin din plug wasn’t it and cheap microphone. I had a Reel to reel but far too much messing around.

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