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 Post subject: for the vintage pros
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Came across this pic of my favourite artist tinkering with his stereo.

if you recognize the equipment and not the artist, you're forgiven- it's Bobby Darin.

I don't recognize any of the equipment and figured this is the right place to figure it out.

the only thing I can pick out is the Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee Blues in my Soul LP :lol:

any ideas on what equipment (make/model) seen in the pic is?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Scott 399 integrated.


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Looks like an old Gerrard turntable on top.
Wow what a snapshot of Bobby.
I can't make out anything else.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:31 pm 
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Definitely a Gerrard turntable: the logo is blurry, but unmistakable.


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dupont62 wrote:
Scott 399 integrated.



Man, you're good. :wink:

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wow, you guys are awesome...

Looks like it's a lock on 2 out of 3:

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Garrard Lab Series Type A Turntable

HH Scott Type 399 Receiver

-- 26 Sep 2017 04:07 --

final mystery:

reel to reel...

Looks like an Ampex 960......??? Whattaya think?

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Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Looks like an old Gerrard turntable on top.
Wow what a snapshot of Bobby.
I can't make out anything else.


Wow, Good relaxed photo.
What an extremely talented and versatile singer he was!
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Hi,

Scott, Garrard, and an Ampex on the floor, for sure. Shag carpet - what a hoot! You got to wonder what speakers he was using. My guess - AR3a - popular with celebs at that time. Around that time AR used to show a picture of Miles Davis relaxing at home while listening to his AR3a speakers.

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David Neice

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I am very impressed with you guys!
Ok, now, can you tell what he is listening to while he adjusts the control? Looking at the Garrard, is the needle on the record? Seems to be in the rest position. Maybe the tape is playing..but he is holding the album cover.
Great photo, nicely set up. Photo op, or reality shot?

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the 399 is a receiver and he is adjusting the AM tuning dial so I am guessing am radio...


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the 399 is a receiver and he is adjusting the AM tuning dial so I am guessing am radio...

maybe the smile is he heard himself on the radio!!

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H.H. Scott, Garrard, Ampex. Where are they now?


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well,
apparently a legendary musical artist tinkering with his stereo is inappropriate for CAM and the picture was pulled.

I'm not making that up...I just got an email.

Not sure who exactly made that determination... it's hidden under "moderators"

There you have it.


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Perhaps a copyright issue?

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TGstring wrote:
well,
apparently a legendary musical artist tinkering with his stereo is inappropriate for CAM and the picture was pulled.

I'm not making that up...I just got an email.

Not sure who exactly made that determination... it's hidden under "moderators"


There you have it.

Sad..it was a great pic.

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