Anyone still listen to vinyl?

cat_lover Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020 1:15 PM

I have a Technics turntable with Boston Acoustics speakers. I have over 250 vinyl Lp's. Mostly classic rock.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020 1:20 PM
posted by Gardens35

^^^Speaking of Michael Stanley, his band recently did a live reincarnation of STAGEPASS called STAGEPASS REVISITED. It's not on vinyl, but it is on Youtube!

 

Spoiler........they did leave off a couple of tunes from the original.

The 10 minute intro is worth watching, some good info there.

 

 

Cool, will check that out – thx.  Saw him a few months ago for probably the 15th time

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020 1:29 PM

Anyone looking to unload any Dire Straits, let me know...

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:16 PM

Just ordered the following (new) from ebay:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - ...And Justice for All

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 12:57 PM

 

Rumours is one of the all-time greatest selling albums.  I am clutching my Dire Straits, but may trade for food in August if this situation keeps up.  A quick look last night, we might be closer to 400 albums than 300. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 1:00 PM

I wanted to pickup a copy of Fleetwood Mac Tusk, but they didn't have it new. I'll probably pick up an old copy locally once this is all over.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 1:35 PM
posted by justincredible

Just ordered the following (new) from ebay:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - ...And Justice for All

I've had Master and ...And Justice since they came out on vinyl AND they're two of my older ones that still work really well overall. That's a problem with a number of the ones I picked up in grades 5-8. Young Heretic was a LOT worse about taking car of his shit than Middle-Aged Heretic is. Lot of those older ones I own have scratches and marks on them that make parts of them impossible to enjoy. Especially annoying when it's, say, Ratt's Dancing Undercover that runs all glitchy because I played it all the time and didn't always pay attention to how I handled it...

Zunardo Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 1:56 PM
posted by QuakerOats

Technics – direct drive, SL-D2.  Still works well despite its age :)   Had to replace the stylus about 15 years ago when I resurrected the system. 

Just the mention of those components has me drooling for the time when we took our time shopping for a proper setup.  Don't forget the ambience - the soft glow of the strobe (adjustable speed control) on the turntable platter, and the backlit needle on the receiver frequency dashboard.  I guess the equivalent today is the big see-through PC housing with the cool LED lights, like both my boys have for gaming.

My system (all separate-brand components) is now 40 years old, packed away in my basement.  My father just gave me his system (he's deaf now), and I plan to set it up in my garage so I can crank some tunes when I'm working in the yard.

Whippersnappers will never experience that shopping thrill.  I went with a buddy to the old Sun TV two days before Christmas in 1983 to get that system for my Dad.  Horrible time to go, shoppers literally cheek-to-jowl, wanting to ask about every little thing, frazzled store clerks - ugh.  My friend got a clerk's attention, he looked at me, said "Whaddawant".  I yelled, "Turntable, receiver, speakers - $300!".  

It was like parting the Red Sea.  That clerk dragged me thru the crowd to his desk, and I was done in 10 minutes.  Greatest shopping moment ever.  Pretty decent system, too.  Dad played a plethora of polka albums on it over the years.

 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 2:00 PM
posted by justincredible

My listening corner in my office:

Nice!  Has a sophisticated 1970's college professor's room feel.  Points deducted for no huge receiver or speakers, lol.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 2:01 PM
posted by Zunardo

Nice!  Has a sophisticated 1970's college professor's room feel.  Points deducted for no huge receiver or speakers, lol.

Gotta start somewhere. If I continue to enjoy the hobby I plan to upgrade in a few years.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 2:24 PM

Spinning Abbey Road right now. Side A is fantastic.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Mar 26, 2020 3:34 PM
posted by Zunardo

Just the mention of those components has me drooling for the time when we took our time shopping for a proper setup.  Don't forget the ambience - the soft glow of the strobe (adjustable speed control) on the turntable platter, and the backlit needle on the receiver frequency dashboard.  I guess the equivalent today is the big see-through PC housing with the cool LED lights, like both my boys have for gaming.

My system (all separate-brand components) is now 40 years old, packed away in my basement.  My father just gave me his system (he's deaf now), and I plan to set it up in my garage so I can crank some tunes when I'm working in the yard.

Whippersnappers will never experience that shopping thrill.  I went with a buddy to the old Sun TV two days before Christmas in 1983 to get that system for my Dad.  Horrible time to go, shoppers literally cheek-to-jowl, wanting to ask about every little thing, frazzled store clerks - ugh.  My friend got a clerk's attention, he looked at me, said "Whaddawant".  I yelled, "Turntable, receiver, speakers - $300!".  

It was like parting the Red Sea.  That clerk dragged me thru the crowd to his desk, and I was done in 10 minutes.  Greatest shopping moment ever.  Pretty decent system, too.  Dad played a plethora of polka albums on it over the years.

 

 

Great post; great memories.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Mar 30, 2020 1:41 PM

Won a lot of 4 Billy Joel albums for my wife on ebay last night. Was bidding on a lot of 4 Dire Straits albums but they ended up going for $60 + shipping.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Mar 30, 2020 7:59 PM

Spinning Pink Floyd Meddle right now. The entire B side being one song (Echoes) is kinda cool. Fantastic album.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 2, 2020 9:58 PM

Picked up 6 new albums tonight with a couple 30% off sales I found through reddit.

Live - Throwing Copper (Collector's Edition) 2LP one gold, one red, kinda cool
Shooter Jennings - Shooter
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Vince Gill - Okie
John Anderson - Years
Metallica - Kill Em All

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 2, 2020 9:59 PM

I was planning on buying Black Sabbath - Paranoid but forgot after I had filled my cart earlier in the day and everything was cleared out when I came back to finish my order.

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sun, Apr 26, 2020 7:43 PM

Any of you have a recommendation for a somewhat “cheap” turntable? I’ve read some reviews on ones on amazon, but none seem to be all that great. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Apr 26, 2020 9:37 PM

How cheap? I do not recommend the suitcase style turntables.

Mine was $150, and it's been great so far. 

https://amzn.to/3eWyG1a

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sun, Apr 26, 2020 9:43 PM
posted by justincredible

How cheap? I do not recommend the suitcase style turntables.

Mine was $150, and it's been great so far. 

https://amzn.to/3eWyG1a

What kind of speakers can I attach it to? And does that work on the “new” colored vinyl that’s out? A lot of the reviews I was reading were saying that the new colored vinyl doesn’t play as well. Something with the needle bouncing too much. 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Sun, Apr 26, 2020 9:51 PM
posted by justincredible

 I do not recommend the suitcase style turntables.

 

Lol, took me a minute.  My parents used one of those from 1955.  It did look like luggage when closed up, but it was a solid piece of furniture.  The turntable was mounted on a "floating" surface, and it had the cool vaccuum tubes that glowed thru the grill next to the speaker. 

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