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HELP I WANT TO BUY A TURNTABLE!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Comp, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Comp

    Comp 12oz Senior Member

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    HELP I WANT TO BUY A TURNTABLE!

    Discussion started by Comp - Mar 3, 2003

    i'm looking to buy a turntable, yes just one, i just want it to play records. i don't need any fancy slipmats or scractcha tatcha stuff, just so i can play my records. what are some good brands and should i look for a direct driven one as opposed to a belt driven one (i think it's quite apparent i don't know anyhting about this shit, feel free to make fun of me as long as you answer my questions).

    where should i look? if i'm on ebay is there particular brand/model i should look for, i don't want to spend a huge amount of money, but i don't want to buy something that's crap. thanks for the help guys!
     
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  2. krie

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    krie - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    go down to the local pawn shop, im sure there wood be one there for u to play records on. nothing special but itll do the job
     
  3. FR8HOUND

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    FR8HOUND - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    there is only 1 turntable in mind...technics 1200 mk2..stanton, vestax, and numark, also make 1/2 decent turntables..i use to dj, so i swear by the technics...price new? = $399.00
     
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  4. Comp

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    Comp - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    hahaha 400 is like, way out of my range, i just want something that works, plays records and won't mess 'em up.
     
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  5. Melburnian

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    Melburnian - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    Ask your parents they'll have one. or even grandparents. Any older relative. Just be careful of the stories they will tell.
     
  6. Comp

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    Comp - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    parents got rid of theirs like 5 years ago, and i doubt my grandparents would keep any of their electronics in any sort of good shape. i am trying to ask some of my relatives, but i want to know what to look for in terms of getting one.
     
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    Melburnian - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    trading post is the answer.
     
  8. vinyl junkie

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    vinyl junkie - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    ebay, garage sales, pawn shops, goodwill, neighbor's attic...
    if you're not scratching or nothing you don't need to worry about how quick the wheel gets back up to speed, doesn't matter if it's direct link or cable drive, blah blah blah... any old fucker should do the job, and with a nice needle almost any record player can sound damn good... i've been through 5 turntables since i started collecting and i've never paid more than $40 for one... i've shelled out a bit for needles a couple times but that's it... the one i currently have is some no name brand and was given to me by my grandfather, and it's the nicest one i've ever owned... and i get complements on how good it sounds all the time from "profeesional dj's" with 1200's and fancy ass battle cartridges...
     
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    ana - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    I got my old record player at a garage sale for 5$ (3$ US) and he was the sweetest thing ever. His name was Hank. To be honest-record players a lot of time are luck of the draw. Some no name ones are amazing, other brand name ones suck. It's more the needle than the actual player. Buy a cheap player, get a pair of nice needles.
     
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  10. Born Loser

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    Born Loser - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    pawn shop all the way
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    i got mine at a thrift store. granted, it cant be on for longer than 30 minutes at a time otherwise it smells like burning... but what records do you know of that hold a full 1/2 hour of music on them?
     
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    kido - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    ride around on junk day this is how i found mine
     
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    sneak - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    i was bout to say 1210's if you were djing, but for just the one, head down to argos (or the equivilent) and buy a cheap one
     
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    westy - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    mmmmmmm

    SL-1210MK2's......black, nuff said.
     
  15. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Mar 3, 2003

    are you people not listening ????

    he doesn't want tech12's.
    he just wants to play records.
    If you dont need to back cue, then dont waste the $$$

    you can get a decent player for well under $100 at the pawn shop.
    Just make sure that the stylus and cartridge looks clean.
    It wouldn't hurt to play a record in the shop to test it out.
     
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