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BBQ and Grilling / Re: My new smoker!
« on: December 30, 2017, 09:07:13 PM »
What do you use Wi-Fi for on a smoker?

Contacting 911?

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List your system / Re: Few from the past
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:09:58 PM »
Welcome! Great seeing the original boxes.

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What's on your cranium??? / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 24, 2017, 05:23:13 PM »
Merry Christmas, I'm hoping Santa brings further sciatic relief for me.

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The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »
AVOID! Worst LP I've ever paid for. Horrible sources, horrible production, bad all over. The Who song is unlistenable, sounds like they recorded an AM station with a boom box, it's got feedback and static.


On to something much better. The Steeldrivers. '08 recording released on vinyl this year. Chris Stapleton got his start in the Steeldrivers, if you like his voice you'll love this. Excellent recording



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We went with a non smart 70". Smart just adds wifi, Netflix, Hulu, etc. I'd rather have a device that does that stuff- Apple TV, Blu ray player, Roku, etc. That technology changes too quick to have it in a tv. Easier to buy a $100-200 device than need to update a much more exspensive tv. Just my preference. That said, if the new tv had it and it didn't add cost, so be it.

Best Buy has their Black Friday deals on their website. They also show open box I box inventory, they do like moving that stuff and are sometimes open to offers.

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What size range are you looking at? Smart functions or just a "monitor"?

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What's on your cranium??? / Re: HPB coupon week
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:14:41 AM »
Is Bethel Park putting out cards for the new releases rather than putting the vinyl out?   On the one hand, I like that because they can fit twice as much stuff.   OTOH, you have to ask for the record to see if it is a legit version or one of those EU grey market jobbers you mentioned.

As far as I'm aware everything is out in the BP store. Unlike Monroeville, BP puts the "expensive" records in an open box on the counter as opposed to the lock box Monroeville uses. Haven't been to the Monroeville store in about a year, but they definitely seemed to have more selection the last time I was there.

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List your system / Re: Boys Toys
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:32:18 AM »
Love the jukeboxes, especially the wallboxes! Do you maintain or work on them yourself? I've got a '71 Wurlitzer Zodiac that I brought back from the dead and a '63 Wurlitzer 2700 that needs restored. The 2700 has to go, just don't have the time to work on it.

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What's on your cranium??? / Re: HPB coupon week
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:03:03 AM »
The Bethel Park store hasn't had a great selection lately. Lots of EU crap pressings in great abundance. i settled on Led Zeppelin III deluxe, already have 3-4 copies but have been searching for a clean quiet copy. Also got a German reissue Doors Morrison Hotel. Of the two the Doors record wins by a mile.

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General Discussion / Re: New Rack
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:53:40 PM »
Looks cool!  I am considering getting a Salamander Archetype 5 stand for my setup - looks like you built one yourself.   I am having a contractor pop by to give me a quote on removing the corner fireplace from my basement - never gets used and the brick wall is as acoustically ugly as can be,  want it gone.

If I took a hammer to the fireplace I believe my wife would take the hammer to me while I slept  >:D

The Salamander was my inspiration for this build. I really wanted to do a butcher block type shelf out of 2x4's cut, glued and planed down. maybe next time.

I did take all the components off and dragged it back into the garage for a for coats of poly, painted the rods and put some caps on the top nuts. I do not plan on adjusting the shelves so painting the threads wasn't an issue. For anyone who would like to build one of these on their own, McMaster sells black anodized rods in a variety of sizes: https://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-rods/=1a3ksmi Anything bigger than what I made would likely benefit from a thicker rod, 5/8 or more. 1/2" worked for me. The local price for 5/8 rods, nuts, and washers was a good bit more. Anyhow, here's the final (for now) version.



I like the poster behind the great new rack!

The Mario poster? Those are signs they handed out at his last game along with my ticket stub, I remember scouring the stands for a 2nd sign so I could frame it all. I've been meaning to make a shadow box type frame with a jersey I no longer wear, signs and stub.

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DIY / Re: Lascalla before & after
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:22:30 PM »
Very nice! Can you share what type of stain/finish you used?

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General Discussion / Re: New Rack
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:02:38 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'm lucky enough that my wife tolerates all my decorating and gear down there.

Nice job on the rack!  I'm thinking about making another rack that is lower and wider like your's.

Hey, I recognize those Tektons. ;)  Nice room you have there.

All said n done the rack was about $65. Tons cheaper than buying something I'd likely have to mod to fit. The Tektons still amaze me overtime they get fired up.

Nice job.  At  two sheets of MDF, plus 1/4 " plywood, I imagine the shelves can hold a significant load with out sagging

I had it all together without the plywood and the bottom shelf was a bit warped, only about 1/8" on each end when I stacked them all up. Seems flat now. The entire width is 47". If I notice any more sagging I may need to add another threaded rod, I really didn't want one in the middle up front. Another option is to route a channel width wise and add a 1x2 vertically. I really, really, really don't want to take it apart again.

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General Discussion / New Rack
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:26:42 PM »
Picked up another record bin and had to rearrange things yet again. The new bin takes the spot where I had a corner rack. I wanted to have two turntables set up, one for MM and one for MC. The old rack just wouldn't allow it. Decided to try out the flexi rack design. Used one sheet of MDF, 1/2" threaded rod and a sheet of 1/4" ply for veneer. Wasn't looking to build a masterpiece, just something solid to fill a need. I doubled up the MDF for each shelf, then glued the ply on top. The threaded rod is a bit of a pain when it comes to running the nuts when they stick, but it works and gets very solid. Yes it blocks the fireplace, no I don't care about the fireplace, it never gets used. The sub next to the rack is for the TV system, so it's not on when the TT's are running.




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Welcome Wagon / Re: New member in Pittsburgh
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:48:49 PM »
Welcome. Always hear great things about Linn LP12's. Never saw one in the wild yet. Start a thread with the problems/issues you're having and maybe someone can help. If the table hasn't been used in a number of years it will definitely need the mechanics cleaned and regressed, old grease can bring great tables to their knees. Vince at Galaxy Electronics may be a resource to help out as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Oldiesbutgoodies!
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »
Happy Birthday!

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