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

  1. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    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!
  2. krie

    krie Guest

    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

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 21, 2001 Messages: 6,795 Likes Received: 38
    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
  4. Comp

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    hahaha 400 is like, way out of my range, i just want something that works, plays records and won't mess 'em up.
  5. Melburnian

    Melburnian Guest

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

    Comp Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 22, 2001 Messages: 2,134 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  7. Melburnian

    Melburnian Guest

    trading post is the answer.
  8. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    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...
  9. ana

    ana Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2002 Messages: 143 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  10. Born Loser

    Born Loser New Jack

    Joined: Sep 14, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 0
    pawn shop all the way
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    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?
  12. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    ride around on junk day this is how i found mine
  13. sneak

    sneak Guest

    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
  14. westy

    westy Guest


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

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    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.