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12 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Transrotor……….officially jealous……..great deck and very cool looking as well …..deep respect…….I am trying to increase my collection of Stan Getz vinyl…

Good to have some great saxophone player on vinyl. You should try Archie Shepp's 'Trouble in Mind' a good interpretation, with perfect sound. 
I heard it first during a private presentation of stereo equipment in a Berlin hifi shop. They had some speakers from Acapella Audio Arts connected, which featured an ion tweeter. I never before had the sensation of living inside a saxophone :D. Nonetheless, the vinyl sounds great on my set too.
The Transrotor Fat Bob is only one of my three turntables and it does it's duty since fifteen years, without trouble. The only thing, it frequently needs is a polish of the aluminum, given the humidity here. That is always like a workout in a gym, with it's hefty weight. 
My second player is a self restore Dual from the early eighties. It was once the best deck Dual had in their lineup, but has it's troubles, with the speed control being electronical. Mine has actually a blown chip and I try to get a new one.
My third deck is a simple project deck, which is connected to a Marshall Woburn for having vinyl music on the terrace. It's astoundingly well sounding, maybe because of the formidable Goldring MM cartridge, but has slight humming with the internal RIAA amplifier. 
For some harsh sounding recordings, this set often sounds better than the more excact Transrotor set up.

Cheers Rob

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That’s one hell of a line up of equipment, I used to live near the Cyrus and Mission factories. Some serious audiophile guys around. Also did some product design work for B&W but never could afford what I really wanted…….the baby Missions I have do sound stunning though……

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British high end, you have to love it, pure understatement outside (well, except the B&W Nautilus), but that special sound. As a CD player, I use a Rega Planet (the old one with the starship Enterprise CD-tray), which is sounding absolutely great and I still own a small Rega Brio amp as backup. The Transrotor sports a modified Rega arm as well.
I spent a lot of money and effort into stereo fifteen years ago, but hey, I wasn't into modelling then and it had paid off. Even after some moves, the equipment is still playing flawless, with my Symphonic Line amp waiting for a trip to Germany for a revision of the transistors. These age with the years.

Cheers Rob

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Just lately i have got into a rock band from Texas called Blacktop Mojo. Highly recommended if you like rock. I've found them a very good background/driving music band. Now i just need to have more time at my bench instead of gardening and working.

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So out came the deck, only for me to realise the last time I used was 23 odd years ago………drive belt a pile of glutinous whatever…..so new drive belt from Amazon…….new drive belt on, we have spinning things……..album on …..sound on left, a squeak on the right……stylus I think is u/s….I think…..:wallbash:

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22 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

So out came the deck, only for me to realise the last time I used was 23 odd years ago………drive belt a pile of glutinous whatever…..so new drive belt from Amazon…….new drive belt on, we have spinning things……..album on …..sound on left, a squeak on the right……stylus I think is u/s….I think…..:wallbash:

Bummer Phil, before you trash it, you should check the four little connectors on the back of the cartridge. Sometimes they are corroded or a wire came loose. There is also the possibility that you didn't connect the ground cable, if there is one, but maybe you have only adjust the cartridge/stylus correct, to get it playing cleanly.
It's always good to analyze step by step, where the prob arises with turntables. Could be your pre-amp as well, if it wasn't used for a deck in 23 years.

Cheers Rob 

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Not exactly background music, but raw powered post punk electro clash by the Prodigy. I took out my DVD from this 2011 Concert and was blown away, not only by the music, but by the atmosphere of a long lost time. Sweaty, energy and whatever fueled concerts, which develop their own dynamic. Farewell good times of live music.

 

Cheers Rob

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9 hours ago, DocRob said:

Not exactly background music, but raw powered post punk electro clash by the Prodigy. I took out my DVD from this 2011 Concert and was blown away, not only by the music, but by the atmosphere of a long lost time. Sweaty, energy and whatever fueled concerts, which develop their own dynamic. Farewell good times of live music.

 

Cheers Rob

God that brings back some good memories. Mostly when i was based in Germany and went around Europe to the various nightclubs. RIP KF. Will be sorely missed

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Actually, due to recent events, my mind has been on world events. Because of that I've been listening to a new play list:

 

- Mike and the Mechanics: Silent Running (on Dangerous Ground)

- Tears for Fears: Shout, and Everybody Wants to Rule the World

- Toto; Home of the Brave, High Price of Hate

- Dixie Chicks: Better Way, Not Ready to Make Nice

- AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

- Alice Cooper: Go to Hell, and No More Mister Nice Guy

- BonJovi: Blaze of Glory

- Breaking Benjamin: I will not Bow, Never Again

- Def Leopard: Undefeated

- Eddie Money: Peace in Our Time

- Extreme: Rest in Peace

- Evanescence: Bring me to Life

- Fireflight: Unbreakable

- Halestorm: I Am the Fire

- Lacuna Coil: Die and Rise

- Little Texas: Kick a Little

- Muse: Uprising

- Nazareth: Hair of the Dog

- Pat Benatar: All Fired Up

- Richard Marx: Don't Mean Nothing

- Scandal: The Warrior

- Seal: Crazy

- Starship: It's Not Over (Till It's Over)

Still working on this list, it's a WIP.....

Ben

 

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53 minutes ago, DRUMS01 said:

Actually, due to recent events, my mind has been on world events. Because of that I've been listening to a new play list:

 

- Mike and the Mechanics: Silent Running (on Dangerous Ground)

- Tears for Fears: Shout, and Everybody Wants to Rule the World

- Toto; Home of the Brave, High Price of Hate

- Dixie Chicks: Better Way, Not Ready to Make Nice

- AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

- Alice Cooper: Go to Hell, and No More Mister Nice Guy

- BonJovi: Blaze of Glory

- Breaking Benjamin: I will not Bow, Never Again

- Def Leopard: Undefeated

- Eddie Money: Peace in Our Time

- Extreme: Rest in Peace

- Evanescence: Bring me to Life

- Fireflight: Unbreakable

- Halestorm: I Am the Fire

- Lacuna Coil: Die and Rise

- Little Texas: Kick a Little

- Muse: Uprising

- Nazareth: Hair of the Dog

- Pat Benatar: All Fired Up

- Richard Marx: Don't Mean Nothing

- Scandal: The Warrior

- Seal: Crazy

- Starship: It's Not Over (Till It's Over)

Still working on this list, it's a WIP.....

Ben

 

I too have been preoccupied with world events and no longer listen to music like

I used to. So much of contemporary music is distasteful to me now. I now, when I'm

driving, listen to a Chicago classical music station. The station my dad listened to. My

father was really a fan, and expert on classical music. His knowledge on the subject was

astounding. I now enjoy listening to it and listen to the station when I'm not listening to the news. Last night, while reading a book by Herman Hesse, the character in the book

spoke about A composer named Buxtehude..... never heard of him. I looked him up.

He was Dieterich Buxtehude, A composer from Denmark. I had Alexa play his music for

A while before I went to bed. I'm finding that classical music is good stuff......but then

Dad was right about A lot of things.

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Not quite music but I'll put a movie on and just let it play while I'm at the bench. 

Generally it's something I've seen before so I  don't have to pay close attention. If I hear a particular scene I want to watch I'll pause what I'm doing, watch the scene and then continue on with my modelling. Mostly it's background noise for me. 

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9 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Not quite music but I'll put a movie on and just let it play while I'm at the bench. 

Generally it's something I've seen before so I  don't have to pay close attention. If I hear a particular scene I want to watch I'll pause what I'm doing, watch the scene and then continue on with my modelling. Mostly it's background noise for me. 

I do that sometimes. I can't tell you how many times I've listened to Stalag 17 ! I watch, or

rather, listen to it every time I find it on tv. It's the same with the original Star TrekTrek episodes.

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The other day I listened to the Bob Dylan thirtieth anniversary concert. Good stuff.

Especially Dylan's My Back Pages performed by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger Mcguin,

Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and George Harrison.

 

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23 hours ago, GusMac said:

Oh no, Rammstein all the way. One of the best live bands I've ever seen and the stage shows are spectacular/ridiculous in equal measure.

Totally agree. Saw them in Manchester on their 'Pussy' tour. The pyrotechnics were amazing. Slayer also put on a decent show too

 

Listening to Spiritbox quite a bit at the moment.

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