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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:54 PM
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I really, really wish I had a record player.
I mean REALLY.



My brother is moving and he had a some of my parents old stuff stored in his garage, that he brought over yesterday for my mom. So I'm looking at all my parents old records, I had forgotten how cool my mom and dad were!


Tons of great albums; The Beatles, The Stones "Flowers", Janis Joplin "Pearl", U2 "The Joshua Tree", George Harrison "The Concert for Bangladesh", Simon and Garfunkel. And tons and tons more! They're all in pretty good condition too, considering they've been in storage for about 10 years and they were played a lot by my parents.


Now, were can I get a nice record player for cheap. :bounce:

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:59 PM
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1. Thrift stores (Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.) and yard sales are good
places to start.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:02 PM
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2. Good ideas!
:bounce:
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:07 PM
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3. It's worth the trouble.
You can find a new one for under $100 at a Best Buy type of place, or used for much less with some looking. Try looking on Craigslist- or even posting a wanted ad there..

It's really, really fun playing records. My kids were fascinated when I dug out the turntable and some old records. They loved the whole process of getting out the lp, starting the platter moving, lowering the tonearm, etc... The analog sound is different, too.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:11 PM
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5. I vaguely remember my parents old record player, but it broke.
:(



Oooh Bob Dylan and the Band! These are great.. must listen. :D
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:07 PM
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4. they're called 'turntables'...
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 01:09 PM by Breeze54
;) (for the really cool!) :rofl:

Musician's Friend
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/dj/navigation?N=100001+3...



Numark TTUSB Belt-Drive Turntable with USB Audio Interface
The Numark TTUSB Belt-Drive Turntable with USB Audio Interface
makes it super easy to digitize your record collection with plug-and-play...
Bring your vinyl into the digital age.
Price: $169.99 Item Ships Free!

I want one!! How very cool! ;)
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:13 PM
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7. :-P
Ooh, that sounds really cool. Hmm, I'll have to look into that. :D
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:42 PM
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9. Wow- a USB turntable! Is there a USB 8-track player, too? n/t
:wow:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:59 PM
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12. Looks that way....er....maybe?
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:01 PM by Breeze54
http://www.microcenter.com/random_access/newsletters/05...

In The Lab - Retro Music Capture
by chris



:shrug:
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:11 PM
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6. We have one in our garage.
My parents have a fair amount of cool stuff on vinyl at their house, too.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:14 PM
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8. I really wish my parents old one hadn't broken.
:(
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:43 PM
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10. You don't - you just ship all your records to me and I'll dispose of them
:eyes:

<<<<shush - don't tell her I collect records!!!>>>>
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:45 PM
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11. LOL
Naughty, naughty Lynne! :spank:


They are mine, all mine... well actually they are my moms, but that's just a technicality. :P
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:09 PM
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13. Try this
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:20 PM
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14. hehe! That's cute!
:D
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oregonjen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:51 PM
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15. I bought one at Circuit City a couple of years ago
I went in and asked the saleperson there if they had record players. The funny thing is he looked at me like I was a nutcase and showed me the two kinds they had. I ended up buying one and now my husband and I can play the records we have had since childhood. Definately a good purchase. Not only that, the kids actually know what a record looks and sounds like and that's priceless.
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