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  14th Apr 2012, 10:13 PM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  

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There is a wonderful forum page here. It ostensibly is about the dimensions of early 45's, but has some stunning pictures of early autochangers, some in colour with a stack of differently coloured vinyl records. There are some examples of cheesecake promo adverts too :))))

  15th Apr 2012, 12:10 AM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Lovely stuff.

Now, if only British record companies would start pressing 7" singles with ring-grips around the outer edge of the label again...

(I'm not joking. I own a stacking record player and it would be nice!)

  24th Apr 2012, 10:00 AM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  

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That's the one.
Lovely weather today.
Thanks Keith.

  16th May 2012, 9:16 AM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Did the ring grips actually help , I still get slippage , particulary if the raised bits meet and dont interlock.

  23rd Nov 2012, 10:22 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  

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Lovely piccies for my screensaver... :heehee:

  24th Nov 2012, 4:31 AM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  

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I have a few of those 45 changers, the ones with an amplifier built in, a suitcase portable, and a couple of the attachment ones that were connected to a radio or separate amp. They can sound quite good if fitted with a magnetic cartridge. The earlier ones with the metal tone arm are my favorite, but harder to work on. Like any player that age they need new drive rollers and motor mounts to be functional, and new grease. Most of them have crystal pickups which have died, although I do have one that is still good and plays fine. The metal tonearm version can track as low as 3 grams. The spindle on these rotates with the record, so there is no slippage. The worst offenders for slippage Are those cheap 70s BSRs with the flat spindle adapters and heavy stylus force...
Eric in Milwaukee

Edited by Olorin67 on 24th Nov 2012, 4:32 AM

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