Loc: New York City
It's a VS840 EX, converted to take CF cards. It only works with older CF cards (I understand they're formatted the same as Zipdiscs were.) You have to have a VS 840 file on the card ready to receive any tracks you want to import from the computer if you're going WAV -> VS; Going VS -> WAV is easier.
I think, but I don't know for certain, that the BR8 reader plays nicely with zip disks.
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BR8 will work with a pc harddrive too. You have to save all the files of a song on the 840 disk to the C:\ drive and then use the BR8 pointing to the C:\ drive on your PC. I may be wrong. It's be years since I've been using the 840. I do recall the gx uses a different BR8 program and not sure it works the same way.
PS - I got an email from Jack Plaggenburg (Bassmusician) the other day. Still hanging in there, playing a little, thinking about recording again. Would love to get down MO way some day to meet him - but don't know when.