Monday, February 22, 2021

Age test

 


20 comments:

  1. Volume control for an MP3 player?

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  2. RPM settings for turntable of record player.

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    1. Most turntables of the era had a 78 rpm speed, because lots of people still had old 78 records, like my parents.

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    2. My Dad was a classical music fanatic - we still have those maroon colored vinyl 78 rpms in the library.

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  4. I haven't seen "16" in a dog's age, but I still have ever 33 and 45 I've ever purchased. First 45, "No reply at all" from Genesis, first 33, "Dark side of the moon" from Pink Floyd!

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  5. Bought my first 45 sometime around 1963, could be a year either way, The Beatles, She Loves You, i'd have been 8 years old in 63.

    My much older (late) brother bought a Dansette Bermuda record player home for Mum and Dad from one of his early jaunts overseas wtih the Royal Navy, i wore that player out and replaced it later with a huge Radiogram i bought from an auction, that played my first Alice Cooper records and yes i'm still a Coop fan at 65 have almost everything he recorded on CD, too old for fannying about with downloads.

    Lew, England.

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  6. 33? I thought it was 33 & 1/3rd

    My first 45 was Al Hibler singing "After the light's go down Low". Cost 89 cents. That was about a week's profit from my paper route.

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  7. I have a pile of old records, and nothing to play them on. I keep them for the cool album covers.

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  8. My first 45 was Sweet and I’m sure it was Fox on the run. My first album was Mott the Hoople All the young dudes. I don’t have any of my old records anymore.

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  9. My vintage Pioneer PL-570 has similar markings.

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  10. Yep...putting it on 45 means all the big records sound like the Chipmunks are singing!!!

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  11. Where's the reverse setting for checking out Beatle's conspiracies?

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  12. Of course I know what they're for. One setting makes The Mills Brothers sound like The Andrews Sisters, the other setting makes The Andrews Sisters sound like The Mills Brothers.

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  13. I knew what that was as soon as I saw it - a record player speed control.

    When I was a kid in the late 50's we had a stack of 78 rpm records a couple of feet high. They were all stuff from the 40's and early 50's that my parents liked. There were a lot of big-band hits and lots of singers like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. There was one song on each side.

    Later, we got 45's and 33's. (Yes, it was indeed 33 1/3 rpm, but most turntable speed controls were labeled 33 for simplicity.) The turntable on the stereo we had in the 60's and early 70's also had the 16 rpm setting, but I never saw a record that used it.

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  14. RPM. When young we had a twenties wind-up with the big heavy platters. (No electricity required). But later we had an old record player with those three settings. Dang I had some classic old 45's too

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