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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Don't be giving away your retirement fund, you're too generous for your own good But cheers anyway mate. I was thinking of coming over in the next couple of weeks if you're about - you've mentioned that record shop before, and it does sound worth a visit.

    Edit: just realised you will have meant sell not give So that's ok, we can work something out.
    will send you a PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    thats skiffle... was basically a british link between usa folk, blues, jazz and rock that was super popular in the day and many top players started there.
    Like Jimmy Page.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon Quintet Blue. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated.
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def, REL T9i subwoofer. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Arcam A75 integrated, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    thats skiffle... was basically a british link between usa folk, blues, jazz and rock that was super popular in the day and many top players started there.
    same basic idea but then I think proper music started with Jimi Hendrix and mostly finished not long after.
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    Skiffle ? Thought that was a pub game.

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    It started with the Yardbirds and with the Animals.

    My introduction to the blues was thanks to John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
    Barry

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    Funny thing is when I was young vinyl was an everyman thing, it seemed most homes had a record player - even folks who weren't really into music. Today, apart from those of us who kept our record collections all the way though and built up playing systems over time, it seems like it's restricted to people with plenty of disposable income.

    I wanted to buy the last Tool album and found the standard release in a shop labelled 54.99. Shove that! I get the economics of lower supply and demand but I can't forget that 1980's 3.99 new LP would equate to roughly 20 today.

    Everything seems to be a so-called limited edition, merely offering more coloured cardboard and multi-coloured vinyl with surface noise.

    The output of RSD is coloured vinyl re-releases for flippers to profiteer on eBay. Discogs lists a gazillion albums with asking prices over 50 and personally I'd feel dirty if I sold certain LPs that I bought for 10 in the '90s for their apparent present day market value of 250. And I've not seen a worthwhile charity shop find in years.

    I love records and there are good things about the vinyl revival, but not all this.

    My daughter asked for a turntable last Christmas, like many of her friends. Tough love - I got her a Denon CD etc player and 5 CDs to get started, since there's no point having a turntable and just one lonely LP gathering dust. She now picks CDs up with loose change and has a decent collection building.

    All reasons why it's worth keeping a CD collection going at the same time.

    Pete
    Last edited by Pete The Cat; 24-09-2023 at 17:00. Reason: typo

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    [QUOTE=Pete The Cat;1359081

    My daughter asked for a turntable last Christmas, like many of her friends. Tough love - I got her a Denon CD etc player and 5 CDs to get started, since there's no point having a turntable and just one lonely LP gathering dust. She now picks CDs up with loose change and has a decent collection building.

    Pete[/QUOTE]

    Quality parenting

    You'd have to be mad or seriously wealthy to be starting a vinyl collection from scratch the way things are with prices. CD definitely the way to go.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon Quintet Blue. Phono: Project Tube Box CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated.
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def, REL T9i subwoofer. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Arcam A75 integrated, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

    KICKSTARTER: ENABLING SCAMMERS SINCE 2009

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