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post #26041 of 51066
Quick stop today while I'm in SF for business. Nothing amazing. Everything good was either damaged or orphaned, with no trousers to be found. FIE fencing tie bought as a gift.



Hopefully tomorrow is more fruitful.
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

I wanted to defile Amy Grant so bad in the Baby Baby era.  

I'm glad I'm not alone... I was listening to her in the late 80s, before the world noticed. The album I played today was Lead Me On (1988), which was my favorite cassette in 8th grade (88-89).
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Sorry for the double post, and to prattle on about this - vinyl peeps:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Decided I want to play the infrequent 78, and am not willing to buy a separate 78 turntable because of dumb.  Also decided to be practical instead of extravagant.  AND, I'm not sure which receiver I'll be using yet so wanted a switchable internal phono amp.  This rules out the Thorens and a few other turntables I was looking at.  But I think I'm narrowed down to the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB, with a street price of $250 +/-.  Yeah, not the $$ stuff I was looking at, but it's got some very good reviews and everything I want.  Anyone have any experience with AT?  Or reasons NOT to buy?  Appreciate hearing if so.  TIA.

 

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For the record heads... is there a reasonable way to get into the stuff for cheap? Not trying to throw thousands and thousands at it, but I'd love to pick up a few jazz/blues records to spin at home. I'm open to getting a system that I can upgrade with time so I guess the turntable would be the most important thing to start with? If I had to, I guess I could play the music out of my guitar amp or computer speakers to start with or is that aural blasphemy?

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Weathered but still pretty sick

 

 

 

post #26046 of 51066
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

For the record heads... is there a reasonable way to get into the stuff for cheap? Not trying to throw thousands and thousands at it, but I'd love to pick up a few jazz/blues records to spin at home. I'm open to getting a system that I can upgrade with time so I guess the turntable would be the most important thing to start with? If I had to, I guess I could play the music out of my guitar amp or computer speakers to start with or is that aural blasphemy?


I wouldn't. It'll sound awful. Search CL and pick up a cheap set of Infinity, Altec or Bose speakers. You can get a decent pair of bookshelf speakers for like $20-$40 and you'll thank yourself once you get spinning.

Turntables and good vintage stereo equipment is really hard to come by in thrift stores these days. You're better off looking on Craigslist, post a want-ad in the paper (yes, I said the paper. Older folks who typically have this stuff and would probably get rid of it for cheap generally don't look at Craigslist) or even better, pop into your local recycling center during their "free drop-off" day. My local centers have a free drop-off day once a month. People dump off old stereo receivers, turntables, etc because they think new is better and nobody would want a 40 year old receiver. The workers here don't care one way or another if you take something someone else dropped off. Less work for them.

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

Sorry for the double post, and to prattle on about this - vinyl peeps:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Decided I want to play the infrequent 78, and am not willing to buy a separate 78 turntable because of dumb.  Also decided to be practical instead of extravagant.  AND, I'm not sure which receiver I'll be using yet so wanted a switchable internal phono amp.  This rules out the Thorens and a few other turntables I was looking at.  But I think I'm narrowed down to the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB, with a street price of $250 +/-.  Yeah, not the $$ stuff I was looking at, but it's got some very good reviews and everything I want.  Anyone have any experience with AT?  Or reasons NOT to buy?  Appreciate hearing if so.  TIA.
 

Never even knew AT made turntables. Checked it out and it basically looks like a knock-off of the Technics SL-1200 (which isn't a bad thing. The SL-1200 is a very desirable TT). Looks decent (S shaped tone arm with removable headshell, counterweight, etc) with good reviews. Worth trying if you'd like the 78 speed. I'd try and buy from a brick and mortar store if you can to make a return easier if it ends up being junk.
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Originally Posted by dukedishin View Post
 

 

Careful what you write on the internet, good sir.

Opps, what I mean to say was "I'm gonna TALK to people." 

post #26048 of 51066
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

For the record heads... is there a reasonable way to get into the stuff for cheap? Not trying to throw thousands and thousands at it, but I'd love to pick up a few jazz/blues records to spin at home. I'm open to getting a system that I can upgrade with time so I guess the turntable would be the most important thing to start with? If I had to, I guess I could play the music out of my guitar amp or computer speakers to start with or is that aural blasphemy?


i don't have a TT and i likely never will, but i do have an older receiver with a phono input. when i connect my CD player or TV or DVD i can use basically whatever channel is handy except for the phono, since it uses a completely different preamp circuit to account for the voltage and voicing that a TT introduces to the circuit. I very much doubt that the voltages/impedances/whatever would match well with say a guitar amp and i actually think that you stand a great chance for a blown speaker. tbh i'm not sure what you would need to go into a computer but an interface would be involved since you're going analog->digital. of course, if you're output would then be digital and you're using tiny monitors what would be the point?

 

my unsolicited opinion? think about starting with an older receiver with a phono circuit and some speakers that you like. my JVC is from the mid-90s and can basically do anything (and has for the last 20 years!). the upside is that it has CD, TV channels etc that i can use for other media. or not. and the TT option is easily available so i can go straight in and become lo-fi hipster.

 

vinyl is so impractical but really analog sounds better plus the mastering is often very different and it can be a treat to hear different things in familiar albums. honestly i just can't be bothered but to each their own.

post #26049 of 51066

So, last week I was talking to @Jompso about thrift related stuff and he told me he has a ton of shirts he need to unload. So, I jokingly said to him if I could thrift his shirt racks?! 

 

He then sent me a box full of goodies today. I like how each piece was nicely wrapped in plastic bags. 

 

 

BoO, Brioni, CDG Shirt

 

:slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove::slayer::fistbump::fonz::bounce2::inlove:

 

AND

 

 

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was super jelly and drooling over these showroom selvedge when he showed me these last year!!!!!!! 

 

I know he's had some differences with folks on here but in my book, he's a stand up guy. Bro, I hope you much success in your business ventures! I can't wait to see your hauls and your future endeavors. I'm sure it would be epic as fuck and will be positive during the process you would have pissed off many people. You can then write books like your usual self. :D 

 

Oh, and for kicks, he told me these are mine and I can do whatever I wish unlike "oh, if you are gonna sell these, we split the profit" or some shit like that. :fonz: 


Edited by barrelntrigger - 1/12/16 at 12:12pm
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^those are fucking awesome
post #26051 of 51066
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Originally Posted by Cj52racers View Post

^those are fucking awesome


Bro, I'm wearing the striped pair right now. It fits me so well, high rise, roomier thighs, tapered legs, and light weight! These are the perfect summer jeans which I've been searching for days!

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

@vexco any recs for getting that style of comfy jogger sweat style pants? I need some for lounging and studying.

Also, the astor and black stuff is awesome. Definitely pick up if it's in your size. My favorite jacket was thrifted and made by them. Almost wanted to message the guy who it was made for on fb to ask if he was getting rid of more lol.

Uniqlo, they got some fluffy lined sweat pant  Radness, bought to wear under my Overalls, but am now wearing on the sofa. love these.

 

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Originally Posted by Woofa View Post

I had a thrift tease today. Stopped in a thrift during lunch and saw this.

And it's a bar.

Unfortunately on closer inspection and with some research you can get something similar on Amazon for $150 new. They were asking $70 firm.
Not the globe I am looking for (wood but not great and not hand painted) but still, a fun piece to see and for a minute it got my heart beating like finding a Kiton.

OMG! It's perfect!!  

 

Hmmmm... If I won the Lottery?   Apart from being the bankroll behind the next ground breaking Tuning and Custom shop this side of the pond. similar to how Dennis Collins Finances Richard Rawlings. i would buy a farm in the mountains, with a VERY large shed. and an apartment in the City. then ration out drinking/partying money into $200 lots which will last every friday night for many years to come.

After that? I'd probably travel, walking around various Thrift stores with John Lobbs/NWT Bazinga's in my hand. and doing my best to weird out Thrift members like one of those TV shows where they prank people, only i get hysterical laughter on the inside while trying to keep a straight face. and before i leave, i would instruct the cashier that the member (identified by description) would get their items free of charge. when they ask why? the Cashier will slide a piece of paper towards them, that says : Vader was here. :lol:


Edited by Thrift Vader - 1/12/16 at 3:23am
post #26053 of 51066
Sorry to post again but hopefully someone can help. Don't want to flip a fake:
Can I get an auth check please fellas?
post #26054 of 51066
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Originally Posted by thebuddahman View Post

Sorry to post again but hopefully someone can help. Don't want to flip a fake:
Can I get an auth check please fellas?

I think you're good to go but show a pic of the manufacturers tag to be sure

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post

I think you're good to go but show a pic of the manufacturers tag to be sure

Thanks - 'feels' legit but appreciate the expert eye smile.gif
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