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Old September 6 2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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Re: Attention Vinyl-gang!

Might as well continue here...


Currently listening to this:




Oh, btw, I'm now putting rum in my tea... bit of a cold night out tonight...




ETA: A bit later...




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Old September 7 2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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Re: Attention Vinyl-gang!

And after this I quit taking snaps of them:


But by then it had crawled very close to bed-time anyway.
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Old September 7 2013, 03:11 PM   #18
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Compared to my one, your record player is bordering SciFi! Mine still has tubes, no transistors, and a second needle for shellack records and it can play at 4 different speeds: 76 (shellack records from 1890 to WW2), 45 (singles since 1949), 33 1/3 (vinyl LPs and shellacks pressed after 1945) and 16 rpm (certain shellack records and early vinyl singles from the 50s)



that arm in the middle is useful: you insert a slender metal bolt in the opening in the middle of the player and stack up to 5 singles or LPs on it. The arm holds the tower in place. When a record is finished, the next one will be released by a clever mechanism and the pick-up automatically gets set back to start position again. Handy when you're having a party. =)
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Old September 7 2013, 03:33 PM   #19
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Re: Attention Vinyl-gang!

^Beautiful machine you have there Rhubarb

I'm currently using the one dad gave me when he decided to go all digital:


Sharp Optonica from late seventies/early eighties (but that's just me guessing)

Before that I moved around a lot and had therefore invested in this model:


Sharp VZ-2500 w. BSLT record player.
(Both Sides play - Linear Tracking




ETA: right now I've put on this:


The World is [Wide / Wonderous / Strange]
by the then ONLY alternative to our ONE TV-channel.
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Old September 7 2013, 03:55 PM   #20
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stylish players! They look very good! The second pic reminds me a little of the first generation computers with the magnetic tape spools.

My player is from the early 60s. I pinched it when my parents got a new one and intended to throw this one away. I have a very small modern one (well, comperatively modern - it's 30 years old) but that one needs to be taken apart occasionally - it runs a bit too slow. I guess it needs a thorough cleaning and perhaps re-soldering of one or two contacts. I'll have a look at it tomorrow, perhaps, if the forecast is right and it does rain.
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Old September 7 2013, 03:59 PM   #21
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/.../ needs to be taken apart occasionally - it runs a bit too slow. I guess it needs a thorough cleaning and perhaps re-soldering of one or two contacts.


When I first brought it home I had to take it apart and remove a great deal of dog-hairs from the mechanical parts inside

I think it could do with a cleaning again: the speed fine-adjustment sticks a bit
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Old September 7 2013, 04:04 PM   #22
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Hmm, dog hairs are unlikely, but almonds and rolled oats are a definite possibility. My late pet rats ruined my old fax machine by filling every opening with peas...
My old appartment was a bit moist - some contacts might be corroded and there's propably a lot of dust inside as well. I've never opened it. Yet.
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Old September 7 2013, 04:16 PM   #23
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^That is such a funny story! Sorry, but I cant help laughing at the little critters

I used to have a (late model) VHS-cassette deck, I took it with me several times each week (I was the guy with the good machine). All these times, plugging and un-plugging SCART-cables, ended up with me having to re-solder the SCART-plug connections.

Back in them days you could actually do some repairs on media players right in your home


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tv-2: A Nice Thursay.
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Old September 7 2013, 06:33 PM   #24
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that arm in the middle is useful: you insert a slender metal bolt in the opening in the middle of the player and stack up to 5 singles or LPs on it. The arm holds the tower in place. When a record is finished, the next one will be released by a clever mechanism and the pick-up automatically gets set back to start position again. Handy when you're having a party. =)
Ah, I remember playing stacks of wax back in the 60s. The model we had was like a piece of furniture. If somebody from the 21st century looked at it, they'd probably think it was a cabinet or a hope chest at first.
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Old September 7 2013, 06:43 PM   #25
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This isn't the exact model-- I have no idea what the exact model was-- but it's the same general idea:

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Old September 8 2013, 03:34 PM   #26
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cool! My one is the portable version. You can clip the speakers to the player and carry it around like a suitcase (it has the same size and weight as one for a 2 week vacation )
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Yeah, I remember seeing those at the beach.
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Old September 9 2013, 07:25 PM   #28
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oooh, excellent keyword! *puts on Beach Boys singles*
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