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recommend me a record player please
Old 15th December 2010
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recommend me a record player please

Hi everyone - I usually post in the electronic forum but thought this was a better place for my question. I'm wanting to start getting percussion sounds from vinyl. I won't really be using it for live djing or scratching. Can you guys make any recommendations for a record player? It'll most likely be going straight into my sampler, though a preamp I guess to make it audible.

Nothing fancy. Like there's plenty of old ones on my craigslist, but what should I be looking for, for a player that won't crap out/need too much maintenance? What parts should I be looking at to be in good condition? And what would sound good (if the sound can actually depend much on the record player itself)?

And I'm on a pretty tight budget too. Thanks guys.
Old 15th December 2010
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a record player... lol

you want a turntable, I use a beltdrive numark but you really want a want a direct drive one or else you'll have to adjust the pitch to perfection everytime you press record.
I think the cartridge you'll choose will have a greater impact on the sound than the model of the TT.

dont use an old phono receiver,just get somethin like the art dj preII and you'll be set
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