Dave Matthews Band allows taping at almost every live performance. There are no soundboard feeds given, and it is therefore the responsibility of the taper to bring their own equipment. We sincerely appreciate all of our fans, including those not taping, so we ask that you please be considerate of those around you. Please do not obstruct anyone else's view of the performance.
Tapes should be used for personal use or trading only. Selling any recording is illegal and will jeopardize everyone else's taping privileges. Thank you for your loyalty and cooperation
Here are links to the tapelists of some newbie-friendly traders who will help you start your collection. If you're still looking, try DMB Trading Links.
First. Please confirm newbie deal via email with me. And if you don't know here is instructions on how to send blanks to be filled this will make life easy on you and me. These are standard rules.
Get yourself some maxell xl II tapes (usually 90 min). If a show has 180 by it that means it is 2 90 minute tapes. Then put the tapes (no cases saves on postage) in a padded envelope (size 5x7 or 6x9) self addressed back to you with postage either affixed or include money for postage in the envelope. Please do not use metered mail on the envelope that will come back to you. Next put that envelope in a larger one (does not need to be padded), and mail it to me. Email me to get my postal address.
Please include a piece of paper saying what the tapes are for (example tapes for 7/8/92 newbie deal) also include your email address on that piece of paper and make sure you have stamps or money for return postage (i am getting sick of paying for people postage, and i won't anymore) If you do not send that piece of paper with the above info you will get your tapes sent back to you blank.
That's about it WHOOPS one more thing please never do 2 for 1 deals as someone will always help you out with out charging you a extra tape or something, and never pay for DMB bootlegs.
First. When you say you are going to send please do so.
It goes from A+ to C-. I have tried as hard as possible to grade my tapes fairly and harshly. Some of my C tapes are as good as some A tapes I have gotten in from people. Please do not be scared off by tapes with lower grades. If you really want to know about a show please send me email and I will answer your questions fairly.
Most of you who are here already know how to send blanks but i have a few simple rules that will make life easier for me and will get your blanks sent back to you faster. First when you send me blanks please put a piece of paper saying what shows you want filled on the blanks or what i like is to put the tape labels on the tapes with the shows (example 12/31/96 tape 1 and so on) on each blank. Also i really like to have your email address put somewhere in that envelope on a piece of paper incase i need to get a hold of you for some unkown reason. I am usually very quick on getting blanks back to you. Of course larger quantities will take longer and amount of people i am helping at a present time. Please do not forget to include padded envelope for return with postage affixed or include money for postage.