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Old Nov 22nd 2019, 4:53 pm
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They were much less common than the fretted versions. When I bought this one I had to order it on spec, wait several weeks, and hope for the best..
Presumably it worked out

I have never played a fretless bass, but I would almost certainly need those markers if I did. Used to play the violin way back when I was in school, having no frets is hard when you're so used to them.
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Old Nov 24th 2019, 9:39 pm
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This might seem unbelievable, but this beauty arrived yesterday, thanks ultimately (in a slightly convoluted way) to HMRC.

Haven't Audessey'd it all up yet (been busy shifting furniture and speakers, not sure I'm quite right yet ), first checks were extremely promising using a couple of 'reference' guitar tracks.

Later on I thought heck just give "something" a proper run-out, so



"Shoes like dead pigs noses"

Bless him.

I'm burning for some King Crimson, but I have to wait until Tuesday when OH goes out for a couple of hours, which is normally 11:35 on a Tuesday
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Old Nov 24th 2019, 10:05 pm
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Oops!



This might seem unbelievable, but this beauty arrived yesterday, thanks ultimately (in a slightly convoluted way) to HMRC.

Haven't Audessey'd it all up yet (been busy shifting furniture and speakers, not sure I'm quite right yet ), first checks were extremely promising using a couple of 'reference' guitar tracks.

Later on I thought heck just give "something" a proper run-out, so



"Shoes like dead pigs noses"

Bless him.

I'm burning for some King Crimson, but I have to wait until Tuesday when OH goes out for a couple of hours, which is normally 11:35 on a Tuesday
What a beauty, the P3 is one of the finest turntables around well played. Also, New boots and Panties, what a scorcher of an album, enjoy the King Crimson
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Old Nov 24th 2019, 11:26 pm
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I'm almost embarrassed to post this but what the hell.

Not a hobby but my first, with my own money, in 1976.
My memory tells me it was £250 quid on HP and my take home pay was around £62 a month. Four months pay doesn't seem right.


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Old Nov 24th 2019, 11:34 pm
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I'm almost embarrassed to post this but what the hell.

Not a hobby but my first, with my own money, in 1976.
My memory tells me it was £250 quid on HP and my take home pay was around £62 a month. Four months pay doesn't seem right.


I love those things, that's a piece of history right there. I quite often get a lump in my throat when I play some of my old records on an older system. Life was way simpler when I was 16. These things are time machines
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Old Nov 24th 2019, 11:58 pm
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I love those things, that's a piece of history right there. I quite often get a lump in my throat when I play some of my old records on an older system. Life was way simpler when I was 16. These things are time machines
I don't have it anymore and I really can't remember how I disposed of it. After a few years it developed an annoying habit of jumping on LPs that didn't jump on anything else and it was always certain kinds of music it jumped on. I used to put an old tanner or NYC subway token on the arm to stop it happening.



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Old Nov 25th 2019, 3:26 am
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I don't have it anymore and I really can't remember how I disposed of it. After a few years it developed an annoying habit of jumping on LPs that didn't jump on anything else and it was always certain kinds of music it jumped on. I used to put an old tanner or NYC subway token on the arm to stop it happening.


the coin thing was always happening on the older stuff, even on some of the really high end ones.
I'm regretting getting rid of 2 systems I used to have . I shouldnt, not with all the record players I have but they're like children to me haha. Here's another couple I have.



i have to say I do rather love my luxman.
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Old Nov 25th 2019, 8:42 am
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Nice old TEAC amp in the bottom pic...
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Old Nov 25th 2019, 8:54 am
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Nice old TEAC amp in the bottom pic...
Cheers, she's a beauty. My next door neighbour passed it on to me after one of his customers gave it to him along with some other audio equipment. It's a powerful unit
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Old Nov 25th 2019, 9:00 am
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I had a very similar looking one to that back around 1980 when I first started recording although I can't remember which brand it was - I think it might have been a Sharp or maybe a Bush... I used it as a monitoring amp for the little device in the pic below which was the first ever portable 4 track recorder which appeared on the market at the end of 1979 : The TEAC 144 Portastudio. Cost me £600 of my hard earned at the time but was worth every penny. Recording was done on cassette tapes if you can believe that - I used TDK SA 90s and for each tape you could only get 22 minutes of recording time due to them running at double speed and using both sides of the tape simultaneously....Quality stuff..!



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Old Nov 29th 2019, 3:13 am
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I had a very similar looking one to that back around 1980 when I first started recording although I can't remember which brand it was - I think it might have been a Sharp or maybe a Bush... I used it as a monitoring amp for the little device in the pic below which was the first ever portable 4 track recorder which appeared on the market at the end of 1979 : The TEAC 144 Portastudio. Cost me £600 of my hard earned at the time but was worth every penny. Recording was done on cassette tapes if you can believe that - I used TDK SA 90s and for each tape you could only get 22 minutes of recording time due to them running at double speed and using both sides of the tape simultaneously....Quality stuff..!


I love stuff like this, I've still got a couple of tapedecks, a luxman and a nakamichi, there's something very special about tapes to me, well anything analogue really
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I seriously need a hobby. Hope I get some ideas here.
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Old Dec 7th 2019, 12:52 am
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​​​​​Some more of my tin can creations. Some more to be done over the crimbo period
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