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Josh Billings

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Good source for Gaff tape?
« on: March 23, 2011, 11:35:37 pm »

Looking to place an order for a few rolls of 3" wide gaff tape and I see a lot of outrageous prices when searching through google...any suggestions?

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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 02:27:46 am »

Looking to place an order for a few rolls of 3" wide gaff tape and I see a lot of outrageous prices when searching through google...any suggestions?

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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 04:55:34 am »

www.thetapeworks.com

+1 for Harrison Brothers (www.thetapeworks.com)

Their newer website is a little easier to navigate, but I usually just call.

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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 07:22:24 am »

+1 for Harrison Brothers (www.thetapeworks.com)

Their newer website is a little easier to navigate, but I usually just call.

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I also use the Harrison Brothers
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 11:39:30 am »

Looking to place an order for a few rolls of 3" wide gaff tape and I see a lot of outrageous prices when searching through google...any suggestions?

Josh Billings

I just go to Guitar Center, tell them I want to pay $18/roll for 4" tape, and if I buy enough of it (say 10 rolls) they usually play along. Not quite 50% off the list price, but pretty close. Tells you the kind of margins on this stuff.

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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 01:08:41 pm »

I just go to Guitar Center, tell them I want to pay $18/roll for 4" tape, and if I buy enough of it (say 10 rolls) they usually play along. Not quite 50% off the list price, but pretty close. Tells you the kind of margins on this stuff.

Accessories and supplies are where music stores make their profit.  A guy gets an SM-58 for about $10 over dealer cost... how the hell does a store stay open on that margin?  They sell the mic stand for $50 and make $20 on it, make $5 or $10 on a mic cable...

That's also why a good salesman will try to load up a customer with supplies and accessories at the time of original sale.  It helps his commission substantially.
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 03:50:56 pm »

Prices are decent but for small orders shipping charges seem out of proportion to the order cost at both of those online sources. Someone had posted a source for gaffer tape with much lower shipping costs, I searched the old forum and couldn't find it.
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 04:06:40 pm »

Here's where I get mine:

http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/Tape/tapeframe.html

Check out the GAFFERS TAPE COMPARISONS chart
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 08:34:54 pm »

Accessories and supplies are where music stores make their profit.  A guy gets an SM-58 for about $10 over dealer cost... how the hell does a store stay open on that margin?  They sell the mic stand for $50 and make $20 on it, make $5 or $10 on a mic cable...

That's also why a good salesman will try to load up a customer with supplies and accessories at the time of original sale.  It helps his commission substantially.
Of course. And that's why you can usually talk them down. Especially if you've bought a bunch of those $50 mic stands already and they know you :-)
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2011, 02:05:16 am »

BTW I went with Findtape.com - the shipping seemed to be the best deal after everything. Got 3 rolls of this

http://www.findtape.com/product108/Scapa-125-Economy-Grade-Gaffers-Tape.aspx?id=108&cid=37&idx=1&tid=1&info=Standard%2bBlack%2b%2526%2bColored%2bGaffer%2bTape

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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 10:18:34 am »

Here's where I get mine:

http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/Tape/tapeframe.html

Check out the GAFFERS TAPE COMPARISONS chart

I get mine from Northern Sound as well.
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Re: Good source for Gaff tape?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 05:41:06 pm »

I get my gaff tape from atlasadhesivetape.com I always get their seconds and have been very satisfied.
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