Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Drag Out The Vinyl. Dig Up Your 45s. Everybody Knows That LPs Sound The Best, Right? Status: My Bad, It Needs A Needle...But It's Available!
Sorry for the tease. I don't have a needle so we can't have a record playin' party. Unless of course you don't mind playing 'em on my modern Numark DJ turntable!
I've had this available on one or the other of my ads for a while now. I've had a few
interested people who wanted me to pack it up and ship it, but I don't do that. Too
much trouble. I've even sent an interested party a video taken on my phone to
assure them the unit works, to no avail. Eh, no biggie. I'm probably gonna order
me a needle myself and keep it! Won't it be fun to play records out on the Patio
I had looked around for a needle online a while back and had come across them,
but I hadn't saved the websites. It took all of 30 seconds to find the needle online
again. It's available at GEMM Needlefinder for just $18 shipped. Not too shabby
considering it's a vintage unit almost as old as Mr. Modtomic!
I picked up this GE Wildcat at what used to be the South County Value Village on
Lemay Ferry Rd. This store moved out to the Kenrick Plaza and is still a great
place to find undervalued vintage goodness. The Wildcat was filthy. I took it
completely apart and cleaned it up with a toothbrush. Except for a few boo boos
here and there, it looks like a new unit! I just wish I could play a record on it!
It even plays 78s!