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jeya
14-06-2004, 11:27 AM
Kindly do me a favour if you are disposing your records to the garbage disposal or wishing to sell please call me at 0133424629 and i will come to collect or buy them. Listening to vinyl is my pastime. Thanks

Firefly
14-06-2004, 11:41 AM
Hey don't you know them Black plates now is worth a fortune!!!!:D

isarahim
14-06-2004, 01:31 PM
I got more than a 1000 of them stowed away somewhere. But I wanna keep them for my kids....and maybe grandkids....Rolling Stones, Beatles, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Genesis, King Crimson, ELP, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, Slade, Sex Pistols, Clash, The Jam.....those were the days....

janelim
14-06-2004, 02:42 PM
hey, you guys must be as old as those vinyl black plates, something like vintage wine....
:)

Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts !!

in
14-06-2004, 02:44 PM
Wahh....!!! The whole Beatles singles collection..!!?? Must be worth quite a bit now.

Firefly
14-06-2004, 03:12 PM
I too have a few stacked somewhere. like a 33.3 "Rock around the Clock" a 45 "White Cloud" not to mention lots of music ones.

Now if only I can afford to buy a player to play them classics :D

ginaphan
14-06-2004, 07:31 PM
My husband and I won't give up our collection. Once, a DJ wanted to buy them off us but no way!

Naka
14-06-2004, 07:41 PM
I used to have 'heaps of them'. Over the years, we keep moving and moving and 20 years ago, we just gave them away to some lucky friends.

I like to think they are in safe hands!

fonzie
14-06-2004, 07:48 PM
Wow!.....admire you guys still have these gems...! My collection has gathered fungus over the years...sigh...

Wonder if anyone still has the Curved Air's rainbow coloured LP or any Vertigo label LPs.(Black Sabbath? I think...)

Like the name suggests, if you look at the logo on the spindle too much, you're gonna get dizzy...!

Oooh.....King Crimson...;)-......
Welcome back....nostalgia..!!!

A big Thank you neighbours for the memories..!

Cheers!
FonZie

jeya
14-06-2004, 09:26 PM
Hi all
Thanks for informing us about your record collection, yeah those records sure bring ole memories. Keep them of all means. So for those who are not using or playing them and only allowing dust and fungus to collect on them dont you want to sell them. Please see my first tread. Thanks

Chermaine
15-06-2004, 11:09 AM
Hi Jeya, you can go to Amcorp Mall if you are looking for record. Last Sunday I was there, and saw most of the stalls (flea market) are selling records at Lower Ground. You can check it out, some even selling the record player.


Cheers, Cher

pcyeoh
15-06-2004, 11:31 AM
I notice that the modern generation ( I know Charmaine is still very young) always refer to the player of records as record player while we in the older generation call it a gramophone which is an unheard item in todays' world. You get fleeced when you buy those records from the flea market as these people know that these are now collectible items. I am sure if you care to venture into the kampong in the city and tell the makcik and Ah Soh that you can get rid of them, you may even get them free and a big thank you. That was what my mother-in-law did when this man turned up at her door step. She gave away the whole collection of my father in law. She has every reason to because for umpteen years, she noticed that her children never played any of them and since it was taking up so much space and they were all black (pantang) she was so glad that someone was so kind to get rid of them for her for free. When she told me that, I don't know whether to cry and whack her.

jeya
15-06-2004, 11:34 AM
Hi Chermaine

If only i new how you looked i would have spotted you and invited you for a drink with my wife at the amp corp.I have a player and some records and i know where all are records joints are. All i am requesting is for friends who have no need of them to sell them to me, thats all. Thanks for your kind information .

Regards

Chermaine
15-06-2004, 11:43 AM
Hey Jeya you are most welcome.

Thank you pcyeoh, from you I always get to learn something new :p Oooooooooooooo now I know that is called gramophone instead of player :o
My mother in law has a box of records collection. We saw the other time when we cleared up the cabin before moving to USJ. We were hu ha over the collection she has from children birthday songs...till......her favourite. My husband also has a few like WHAM.......

Cheers, Cher

orchipalar
15-06-2004, 11:51 AM
Hi Jeya:) - Besides the vinyl, what else do you collect? Orchi has not been to AmCorp mall on Sundays. Do you run a shop there?:)

jeya
15-06-2004, 11:56 AM
Hi Cher
Its me again, nowdays the record player is call a turntable and records are refered as vinyl.. Those days it was called a gramophone as these old record players had a large horn shaped speaker.

Cheers

Chermaine
15-06-2004, 12:01 PM
Ooooooooooooooooooooo.......see I learnt something again. Thanks~
So you were shopping with wifey there on Sunday as well?

Cheers, Cher

jeya
15-06-2004, 12:06 PM
Hi Orchi
Yes i run a teh tarik stall and the same time buy records for my listening pleasure. Please come try my teh tarik and roti cani

Cheers

Chermaine
15-06-2004, 12:13 PM
which stall, I was sitting infront of a teh tarik shop...near the fountain.....beside the washroom exist...:p

Cheers, Cher

pcyeoh
15-06-2004, 12:21 PM
I hear you loud and clear. But I am not that old. What I saw were nice rectagular speakers and not that long shaped horn thing which has become the logo for "His Master Voice"

You didn't say whether we have to pay for the tea and the roti canai when we patronise your stall. If free, can consider. I don't mind paying for the music and songs. It would be a great previlege just to listen to His Master Voice.

jeya
15-06-2004, 12:23 PM
Oh dear no , Chermaine that statement was for the other guy, I am no buisness man lah.just hooked on music only. By the way my wife shops for braclets and i browse for records.

We will meet up one day at Amp Corp.

Cheers:)

Chermaine
15-06-2004, 12:28 PM
hmmmmm.....meet ar.......I doubt so la....just see what happened here......is better to meet then not to meet. Anyway nice to meet you Jeya

Cheers Cher

Firefly
15-06-2004, 01:12 PM
I wonder how much would one of them turntable cost nowadays??:D

sundaygirl
16-06-2004, 01:49 PM
hey all,

know anyone who can fix the gramaphone thingy?
my mom has one with double-tripleXL size speakers but no horn
i think the needle (?) broke or missing

.. and she has lotsa, lotsa those black round things but no player, so cannot listen to them. still hoping some good soul could fix it.
but sorry, jeya, we don't want to part with the albums just yet :eek:

jeya
16-06-2004, 02:38 PM
Hi Firefly
If you could care to call me i would explain to you the costs and other related issues to play your records.For your infomation a second hand one can cost aboutRM350 (from flea market)and a new ones could cost between RM1000to RM10000. Even the cartridges could cost alot too.

Cheers
Jeya

isarahim
16-06-2004, 05:02 PM
If it is only for listening, there are connaisseur turntables still manufactured, e.g. Thorens, where you can switch the pickup between turntable mode, i.e. 33 or 45 rpm, or grammophone mode, i.e. 78 (?? if i recall correctly) rpm. The grammophone needle is also much thicker than the needle intended for vinyl.

Unfortunately Thorens and the like are quite pricy, they're mainly manufactured for HiFi wankers. I think there are some shops at Ampang City Square (the one next to Empire Tower) who have them.

isarahim
16-06-2004, 06:00 PM
Oooh.....King Crimson...;)-.

In the Court of the Crimson King...with vocals by Greg Lake, who later went to Emerson Lake & Palmer.

Well, none of those bands exist anymore...though I have heard that Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson - the two keyboard heroes - are planning a tour together.

Yes is still going strong though. I went with my daughter to see them in Suntec Singapore in October last year. A fantastic show! It is not often you get to see five pioneering rock legends at the same time.

Rick Wakeman:
- invented multiple keyboard playing
- pioneered lead keyboard
- arranged and played the piano behind the breakthrough original 'Morning Has Broken' with Yusof Islam Cat Stevens.
- arranged the mellotron and space sounds in David Bowies breakthrough 'Space Oddity'
- arranged the piano for David Bowies 'Life on Mars'
- arranged and played the keyboards for Black Sabbath's 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'.
- wrote 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' - the most successful attempt ever to combine rock band and symphony orchestra. Performed it with the LSO.
- appointed best rock keyboard player for five successive years by Melody Maker and numerous times after that

Alan White
- was John Lennons drummer after the Beatles until the Plastic Ono Band.
- played with numerous well known names
- appointed best rock drummer by Melody Maker
- also drummer for post-Beatles George Harrison

Jon Anderson
- Yes vocalist
- Wrote, with Vangelis, the hit songs/albums 'State of Independence', 'Friends of Mr Cairo', 'I'll find my way home', 'Chariots of Fire'.
- Wrote, with Rabin, the Yes hit song 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'

Chris Squire
- Although he has never done anything major outside of Yes, he has been considered the most innovative bass player for ages.
- Fender Esquire and Gibson Squire are named after him.

Steve Howe
- Pioneered the use of classic guitar in rock music
- Appointed Rock's best guitar player by Melody Maker for at least 6 years consecutive
- Co-wrote several of both Yes' and Asia's breakthrough hit songs
- Contributed to the break through album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood 'Welcome to the Pleasure Dome'

jsu
17-06-2004, 11:33 AM
I bought an AIWA turntable (new) for RM 180 two years ago. Vinyls were never "out of fashion." You will not get 'fleeced' at the flea market at Amcorp Mall. I bought an original Loretta Lynn for less than RM10. The stall owners there are soft hearted blokes who'll give you the shirt off their backs if they find that you are a genuine music lover and not one who is buying 'for investment' or 'because it is a steal.'

bslee
17-06-2004, 12:00 PM
I used to frequent the flea market at Amcorp Mall soon after it started. Prices of vinyls were very cheap and value for money. I was lucky to get many titles to replace the damaged ones I have already. The obtained them were excellent condition to near mint, few of them even unplayed before. Got them for about RM5 to RM10 each. Perhaps I'm lucky that the records I want do not appeal much to others that the price was dirt cheap.

There were not many people and demand was low then. As time went by, as demand grew, prices of the vinyls shot up to what I felt was rediculous. Some so called rare or collectible was asking for 3 digit or mind boggling figure. I actually took a plunge once and bought an album privately from one of the vendors for RM200. This album was a limited release and brand new/sealed. Title was Cai Qin "Lao Ge". I heard it could be now worth double what I paid for. The cd version is easily available here. Vinvl playback has it's own charm and delectable sonic character that cd's cannot produce. Coupled with tube or valve gear, it's certainly a warm and nostalgic experience for the ear. Nevertheless, the cd format is still the best invention for sound reproduction.

Now, where did I put my Garrard 301!...