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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:49 pm 
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I have always hated playing this size record. It seems to spin at an incredible rate and i have visions of my needle being thrown off. Also , some of the lead in grooves are so narrow that i have always feared missing the record and dropping the cartridge on my rubber matt. For this reason i only have about 20 to 25 7 inch singles.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:10 pm 
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OK, I freely confess that I have never played a 7" 45 on my LP12, partly for the same reasons the OP notes, but also because they seem like a pain in the ass in other ways, too. Now, give me a decent jukebox and I'll sing a different tune.

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I collect funk, soul and r & B and some the best stuff was never put out on LP. However, I really don't like 45's. I feel them hard to clean, a pain to use and it is hard to judge their condition as I find their hotter mixes sometimes sound distorted.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:25 am 
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I have about 1500 7 inch 45`s.
I bought boxes of them cheap at garage sales and used record stores.
Some are collectible, some have picture sleeves.
I mostly have them as a novelty.

I have about 100 12 inch 45`s.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:26 am 
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I find this to be a fun way to listen to 45s.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:22 am 
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alicia wrote:
I find this to be a fun way to listen to 45s.

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That's a very nice Dual 1019 set up you have there. I like the plinth you have used/

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Well 45's can sound pretty good and if you keep them in good condition they can be worth collecting.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:01 am 
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alicia wrote:
I find this to be a fun way to listen to 45s.

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Thanks!

I bought the turntable with a smaller plinth for about $45 a few years ago and after servicing it, switched the plinth to one I had from a Dual 1015F. I believe the one in the photo is the CK-5 plinth in veneer.

The nice thing about this plinth is that it uses the standard Noresco smoked plastic cover rather than the bubble tops which you can never find in good shape. You need to remove the changer spindle to put the cover back on. I always completely remove the cover and set them aside when playing to help prevent cracks in the back of the cover.

I also have an LP changer spindle that was rebuilt by the late Klaus Z.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:05 am 
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Good thing you don't play 78's !. I have used 7 inch 45's for over 50 years with no issues that you are worried about.


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They are over way too quickly.


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This takes me way back but i played them every day as a teenager and would keep a copy of the "Top Ten" in my back pocket. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:13 am 
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Missing the lead-in groove and the short playing times are the issues for me. I have about a hundred 45s, mostly of songs that I either could not get on LP or where I only wanted that one song. Back in the day, 45s were cheap. I have one with a 39 cent sticker on the sleeve! It was a way for kids to buy a song and enjoy it.
Cds came along and the cd single never took off because the cost was nearly the same as the regular CD! Add to that, they were hard to find. That was the beginning of the end for the record industry.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:37 am 
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alcheung wrote:
I have always hated playing this size record. It seems to spin at an incredible rate and i have visions of my needle being thrown off. Also , some of the lead in grooves are so narrow that i have always feared missing the record and dropping the cartridge on my rubber matt. For this reason i only have about 20 to 25 7 inch singles.


Heh,
I've transferred 45's to Cassette Tape, or to CD (when I had a machine to do that).
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As a young girl my wife bought one a week for a few years and of course she saved them all. We haven't played them in a long time as I find the SQ sucked ( not to mention her aged 13 taste in music ).


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I don't mind them and have never had a problem with them I even have a bunch of 12" 45rpm.
The 12 inch 45's sound incredibly good, to my ear there is way more detail when 1 song takes the entire side of a 12" single


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:33 am 
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kvn63 wrote:
I don't mind them and have never had a problem with them I even have a bunch of 12" 45rpm.
The 12 inch 45's sound incredibly good, to my ear there is way more detail when 1 song takes the entire side of a 12" single

Agreed, we have several of those and they sound way better than the little ones.

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