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#332691 - 01/22/16 11:06 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Retirement
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Keith from Oz Offline
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No, not me, I'm not old enough (or rich enough). It's a piece of equipment that has served me faithfully for over 40 years.

Back in 1975, I was young, and had little money. I'd moved out of home and badly needed something to play music on. I scrimped & saved and finally got enough money together to buy myself a "sound system." I opted for a Sanyo system, that included an AM/FM radio (FM virtually unheard of in those days,) a turntable, and two (count 'em) TWO speakers. And a microphone input AND headphone jack. It was a piece of furniture- imitation wood grain and imitation brushed stainless steel. (these days it would be called a gramophone.) The following year I saved up & bought the tape (cassette) deck that was part of the "system."

Over the next years I used it at every opportunity, playing vinyls, cassettes, recording, and listening to the radio.

Over the years, the tape deck died, as did the turntable, and I replaced the speakers with better ones. But the tuner still worked fine.

Years later when I got back into music and got into Band In A Box, I used the tape deck input as an amplifier. When I finally bought a "real amp" I only used the Sanyo to listen to the radio, or to listen to TV (a stone age "theatre system.")

However, today I decided to put it out to pasture. I had a spare sound system that I installed into my music room, hooked it up to the TV, and can now listen to the radio without any static or hum.

But I couldn't bring myself to toss it into the rubbish (just yet?) I put it into my rack where it can sit & enjoy its retirement.
Sentimental... yes
Hoarder yes.
But every time I look at it I can remember the many hours that it has served me so well.

Enjoy your retirement, Mr Sanyo.

Has anyone else got any old equipment that they use regularly? (pre 1970 Fenders or Gibson's don't count grin)
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#377515 - 11/27/16 12:17 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Keith from Oz]
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eddie1261 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Keith from Oz

Has anyone else got any old equipment that they use regularly?


For a 65 year old man, asking if I use my "old equipment" is a REALLY loaded question......

Oh, wait. You specify REGULARLY....

Okay then, so, no.

grin


Edited by eddie1261 (11/27/16 12:17 PM)

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#377563 - 11/27/16 03:01 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: eddie1261]
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I have a Yamaha TX-81Z, a Roland JV-880 and a Roland String Ensemble S-ME1 that I use occasionally.

I also am a 70 year old phart with a severe case of CRS and that is the biggest problem that I have with my system!
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#377585 - 11/27/16 04:49 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Keith from Oz]
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Yes. Most of my instruments do not go back that far, after many purchases and trades, except one: my vibraphone. This was used in Linda Ronstadt's band, and I bought it in 1974 from her drummer who needed the money.

As far as audio equipment, I still have two sets of Pioneer speakers I bought in the early 70s. The rest of the stereo system is updated except one thing: the Kenwood tuner. Where I live, to get FM radio of any quality, I need an outside FM antenna, rotor, booster, and a tuner with one terrific sensitivity rating, and that's my Kenwood. Still works a champ. The problem isn't the tuner, it's what's on the radio.

Just curious, why are we in THIS forum?

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#377596 - 11/27/16 05:48 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Matt Finley]
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VideoTrack Offline
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
The problem isn't the tuner, it's what's on the radio.

Hallelujah! Ain't that the truth.
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#377848 - 11/28/16 02:16 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Keith from Oz]
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David Snyder Offline
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What's that y'all were saying about 64 bit?






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#377852 - 11/28/16 02:21 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Keith from Oz]
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I have of those too, a 3340S. Do you have the sound on sound outrigger box?
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#377860 - 11/28/16 02:48 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Retirement [Re: Matt Finley]
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Naw man.

I ain't never needed to do more than one take.
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