Friday, January 17, 2020

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday



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  1. those greasy fingers at it again

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  2. Ts that a Rusco TT? Love all the carts. Ed B.

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    1. It looks like it. I've always wanted one of those monsters.

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  3. Is there any chance the picture is of veteran BBC presenter Annie Nightingale, the first woman to work on the Beeb as a disk jockey? As her tastes are (emphatically) not mine, I don't know her face well enough to say but she is rightly held in high regard by her peers.

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    1. BBC would have had Garrard 301 401 but I could be wrong.

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    2. I just checked and that is indeed an image of A. Nightingail. He's got a good eye, huh, Iain?

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    3. Many thanks for checking. It confirms my suspicion that the BBC used a variety of record decks in their studios, not just 301s and 401s. Yesterday, I even found an Internet pic very much like the above but I can't, for the life of me, find it now or even recall the maker though I think it still makes cartridges. It'll probably come back to me sometime between two and three am. If so, I'll phone before I forget again . . .

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  4. The turntables are Gates CB-77 models with Gray 208 tonearms. They were special BBC versions with a different plate around the speed selector 'gear lever' that blocked off the 78rpm option.

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