8 Track Foam Pressure Pads (2 pieces)


You’ll receive two complete pads per order

Audiophile quality pads for your 8 track tapes at a price attainable to most.  These look and perform like they came from a factory.   

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).

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 centre 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.  

We always recommend opening up the cart to replace the pads, but we have had feedback 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***

37 in stock

Service Cart

Cart Cleaned Inside, New Foam Pads, Foil Splice Replaced & Playback Check

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The work famous 8 Track Cart Foam Pressure Pads are here – Direct from the USA, thanks to Jon at 8TA, we now carry stock in the UK

You can guarantee that if you purchase a non serviced pre loved 8 track, the foam pads would have deteriorated, causing damage to your player.

These foam pads are a fantastic replacement. Expertly crafted to the exact length and width with the correct foam and thin film tip cover.

You’ll receive TWO pieces per order. This will allow you to service TWO 8 track carts.

These sell faster than we can keep stock coming in from the supplier, so grab them today!


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