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Re: 5" (was: some things (Re: plumtree)) (fwd)

i think that this was intended for the list.

and my answer to his question?  save your $$$ up and buy a good 
turntable.  one with direct drive that only turns on and off when you hit 
the "start" button or the "stop" button, and doesn't turn on when you 
move the arm or any of that crap.  a technics 1200 costs about $400, and 
it will last your entire lifetime.  your records are worth it.  


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 15:21:13 -0400
From: Patrick Wilkins <palwilki\!/undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Michael Damian Catano <mcatano\!/is.dal.ca>
Subject: Re: 5" (was: some things (Re: plumtree))

>8.  someone mentioned something about murder releasing a superfriendz 10" 
>ep, and how it would be cool to do a lot of these.  well, that probably 
>ain't going to happen, for the sole reason that 10"s are incredibly 
>expensive to produce, and they don't seem to sell very well at all.  your 
>unit cost is really high, because they are such A specialty item, plus 
>finding bags and making covers eats up a lot of $$$.  but they are
>the coolest looking of all formats, except for those cute little 5" records.

A warning to labels thinking of producing 5"s:


Many turntables in use these days have auto-return that brings the needle
back automatically at -- guess what -- 5 inches from the centre! Which means
that I picked up a 5" from the Red Aunts for review for the UW Imprint,
brought it home, and found out that I couldn't listen to it!

Fortunately the CKMS turntables are really ancient and don't have
auto-return, so I listened to it and taped it. But I will never buy a 5", no
matter how cute it is that they look like CDs. Why purchase something you'll
only be able to listen to on-air?

Patrick Wilkins              Proud Survivor of Shad Valley Acadia 1994
Imprint Staff (UW's largest student newspaper!)
CKMS Radio Board and Staff (Beautiful Music for Ugly Children -- 
                      100% CanIndie, Sundays Midnite-Two AM 100.3 FM)