And speaking of LA Law, your latest in attic thrifting news: I just recovered the same painting that hung in Anne Markowitz's office way back in season one.
Stay tuned for hot pics, deets, and shout-outs when my camera returns...
So several months ago I posted some A/V stuff, and had this to say about my audio gear knowledge:
Used that knowledge today. Spotted this Technics SL-1700 Turntable at a thrift:
It was vintage Japanese made. It was heavy as fuck. I bought it for $13. I don't know why the store didn't price this higher... Normally they price any old electronics crap at $25-30+. Market price is in the multiple hundreds for these in good shape. It's got a couple issues... Needs a few replacement feet, needs a circular rubber "pad" for the playing surface and the cartridge is needle-less.
I was looking at sold listings for parts for these... and I could actually part the fucker out for like $250, but I want to fix it up and make it my main table. It works fine, but was really grimey with nicotine or something. That all cleaned off well with rubbing alcohol + paper towels. The existing cartridge is a SHURE M91ED, which is a fairly good / expensive cartridge from what I'm seeing... However the needle / stylus is gone. I'm reading that I may be able to just replace the stylus for about $30 instead of buying a whole new cart for $90+. So I should be able to get this baby up and running for maybe $75-90 + the original $13 I spent lol.
These are apparently really great turntables. When I have this running I will have a pretty goddamn good stereo system with my 1970's Kenwood Amp / Tuner and my Thiel towers. Man I love stacking high-grade audio gear!
Speaking of audio... here are a couple recent vinyl pickups:
Grabbed this tonight for $3. Original 1977 pressing. Some cool pictures inside. Vinyl is in great shape.
Had to grab this. Love the album, and the album artwork. First time seeing it at a thrift. Might stick this in a record frame. Vinyl is playable.
Pretty plain-ish outer album artwork...
So much detail.... Joint Teepees lol.
Crazy witch woman and turtle / tree hybrid creature with feet for arms harvesting mushrooms. WTF
The inner artwork is super fucking mint condition. Not faded out or stained... not bad for a 43 year old album. Going to have this framed at some point. Vinyl is mint too!
Clothing-y stuffs from tonight:
Nice Merino / Cashmere blend Johnstons scarf in a great plaid.
Knew this was Croc from about 10 ft away lol. Nice Cognac-y color, and in great shape.
Never heard of this brand... But I figured it was worth it for a few bucks... Maybe send to Spoo for his floor... Got home and checked sold listings for them...
Err... on second thought maybe I should hang onto it.
I don't think this ever got answered... This fabric and tag are reminiscent of Kiton. I've seen several Kitons that had the same style of fabric tag. Black with silver text like that. They were sorta up inside the thin ends of the tie. Kiton also frequently uses that silk with a horizontal ribbed sort of weave. Check the reverse of the large blade, right side for remnants of stitching or stitch marks from a small label.