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Look what the cat dragged in (two Garrards)

Discussion in 'classic' started by sonddek, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Flimber

    Flimber Member

    A bit kitchen-sinky (!) but well nice :)
     
  2. jonnoshore

    jonnoshore physicist, engineer and healer

    Rasher,

    I got tingles down my spine when I read this. Would be a shame to split the kit up wouldn't it.

    Nice thread this. I've been getting similar vintage 'feelings' about my Leak Troughline this evening after plugging it in my 3X/Xpac1 to have a listen...
     
  3. gortnipper

    gortnipper loose nut

    Very very nice. Put some Rollerblock Jr footers on it - you can surely afford them now with the JS sale. They really are the best thing for the Garrards, and I have tried a few.
     
  4. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    I am very impressed how you have bought this on so quickly and it looks great
     
  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I don't think I'm that much older than most around here, but I think the tin is a tobacco tin. They were favourites for storing things in my youth - men had sheds and garages full of them housing nails and the likes, women adopted them for pins, buttons, and so on, and I and the rest of my 1970s schoolboy contemporaries adopted them for bike repair kits, survival kits (every self respecting 12 year old needs to carry the means of skinning and gutting a rabbit, and lighting a fire to cook it on, at all times, even if he is going home for his tea).

    Tobacco tins are a rare thing these days, now fewer people smoke. Those that do carry a pouch. Gone are the days when a ratty pair of jeans with holes in the back pocket where "the fag tin" lived were a badge of honour and displayed that even as an 18 year old you were a man of the world. I'll have to find one and use it to carry my bike repair kit.
     
  6. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Thanks Ian. It doesn't feel quick. I can't wait to have the painting finished and the deck back in operation.
     
  7. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Had a look at them. They seem to provide no vertical isolation. As such, a stiff platform suspended by three elastic bands would probably be more effective at isolation.

    My improvised squash ball feet provide good absorption and isolation in three axes, not just two. They also exhibit something close to critical damping, whereas the Rollerblocks look underdamped and inclined to horizontal resonance.
     
  8. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Look, I hear you, but bear this in mind: any part sold will very likely go to a loving home and meet lots of other interesting equipment. None of this kit, perhaps with the exception of the transformers, is particularly rare, so there's no harm in any of it starting a new life in a new system which may continue to give daily pleasure for another fifty years. It's better that the kit is restored, maintained and used regularly by enthusiasts rather than sitting there gathering dust in original but fossilised state. When I found it, the gear was together, but moribund and in some danger. It's best chance of survival is if each part goes where it is most valued.
     
  9. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

  10. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Lovely!

    Dare I suggest you'll need to wear a gingham dress and bobby sox to hear at its best in that colour though ;)
     
  11. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    ...or drive one of these:

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    That's the 1963 model. Same year as this deck.
     
  12. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    ...or better still, one of these:

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    And when I listen to the Beach Boys I dream of heading for the coast in one of these:

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  13. Zaphod

    Zaphod Member

    Nooo.. it's british.. in '63 this would have been the thing..
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    Fastest thing on the road at the time, and the prettiest car of all time
     
  14. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    No shortage of British pale blue and white from that era:

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  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

  16. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    It will sell well in Germany but I think you should hold on the blue fin thing.
     
  17. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    That's the spirit!

    I'm open to suggestions about what colour to do the next one...
     
  18. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    I've been listening to the pale blue 301 for several days now, and it absolutely rocks. Punchy driving bass is the key. I didn't think I would enjoy the deck this much. I've got a new Shure M97Xe on the SME 3009, which I've thoroughly cleaned and serviced. The SME looks almost brand new now, and there's no play, with all movements very smooth. In the balanced position it responds to the slightest puff of breath in all directions. In the morning I just can't wait to get back to the man cave and twist those great clunky levers to start a day of non-stop vinyl bliss.

    The other Jorgen Schous are up on a well-known auction site in case anyone is interested. I expect they'll go for less than the last pair.

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  19. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Yet more plinth porn:


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  20. beathunters

    beathunters Tamalpais high-at about3

    porn indeed!
     

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