- Aug 18, 2011
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A bit perverse, to admit this here.
Found out tonight the used Beatles record i bought for less than $5.00 is actually worth like $1,500.
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I have the stickered over Second State Butcher cover (stereo). Pretty awesome.
Not selling it though, I put it on the turntable and listened to it.
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This is my turntable, a Technics SL-DD22 from around 1990. Still works great. The cartridge is an Audio Technica from the mid 90s. As mentioned a few posts back I just ordered a new stylus, should be here in a few days.
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At the end of February I was in Vermont on a ski trip and came across this in a bookstore so I had to buy it. My teenage son picked up a Gorillaz picture disc there too.
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I think the stylus should be coming today or tomorrow then I'll play my new Ozzy record. I have listened to it on my phone since it included a digital download. It's got some good songs on it.back in the80's i owned a similar Technics table. they are built like tanks. but as you are finding out, those plug in cartridges are not easy to come by. especially now. but if you've got a new stylus and it still sounds good....might as well enjoy it.
haven't heard the new Ozzy LP but i've seen it advertised. cheers!
Check Craigslist. They're regularly $400, most of the time with a cartridge. Though you'd probably want to swap. They're still beasts and still sound amazing. I bought an original MKii about a year and a half ago.I've always loved vinyl. Back in the late 80s, early 90's, my turntable of choice was the Technics SL-1200. It was a beast and sounded amazing. I don't recall the cartridge I was using at the time. That model was of course the DJ standard as far as turntables were concerned. I remember paying around $500 for it new back then. We'll add another $100 or so for the sylus.
I look on Amazon to see what shit's going for now and see this lunacy.
And maybe a little bit because you know someone that has one ?.... and yet I still think about a U-Turn Orbit,... because I have a sickness apparently, and the U-Turn Orbits look like fantastic turntables.