Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Just In Time For Christmas! Something To Utterly Confuse Your Children With...A Phonograph! Hmmm...Some Of You Might Just Be Young Enough To Have Never Blown The Dust Off A 12 Inch LP Yourself. Status: Available.
C'mon, you know you wanna give your kid this Fisher Price record player and have the most ironically cool gift under the tree this year! You'd get to be all cool like the guys in High Fidelity and explain to your lucky lucky offspring how these fragile, delicate vinyl discs actually contain the most accurate audio representation of music...and then get the eye roll of the true keepers of the cool.
I don't think I ever had one of these, but my older sister might have. I do seem to remember listening
to LPs (Long Playing records) as a kid but just can't remember what we listened to them on. This
would be from just about the right time. I think these were introduced in 1971 but info on the web is
all over the place with this, so take that with a grain of salt.
This one totally works! I just played a bunch of Christmas songs sung by Sinatra on it. Sinatra never
sounded so good as when he was flowing out of that little two inch speaker. The needle was the first
thing I checked when I found this little guy. After finding the needle present and accounted for I
unwrapped the power cord and plugged it in. Turntable spun and the needle made noise! I was
Ain't it neat how the 45 Single adapter is built in to the turntable, pops up and down and cannot be
lost! This really WAS made for kids...or many of us adults who just can't quite keep up with all
those little bits and pieces. Don't ya just kind of wish your keys were as hard to misplace?!
So I've got this...and I've got a couple of "real" turntables as well. These being slightly higher end,
direct drive units for a slightly more discriminating buyer. Perhaps I'll dig a couple of those up and
take all of them to the new booth at the Creve Coeur Antique Mall. I've still got another load (or two)
of smalls to bring in from the (former) shop in St. Charles...so there'll be lots to choose from soon!