my first 1200
what was your first turntable / setup?
It was a Pioneer belt drive from my parent’s console system + a gemini scratchmaster + records from Music Now in NE, and Tower on the pike
at what point did you get your first technics turntable(s)?
it was about 1995, the day couldn’t come any faster. I was gonna buy a pair of Linear Techs (worse than Gemini) from a college buddy, but i decided to wait for the real thing.
did you get the 1200(s) from a store? how did you get the money to pay for the 1200(s)?
my boy Shwan met a random dude at this club we used to go to called the Vault, next to Fifth Column in DC. Shwan’s the type of guy who instantly becomes friends with anybody. He told Shwan that he could get Technics cheap from a warehouse in Virginia. We were all skeptical, but I gave Shwan a couple hundred bucks that I earned working for the Korean American Olympics, and he came back with 2 new 1200s and a copy of Cypress Hill’s first album. One of the happiest days in my life.
how did you feel when you got your first technics turntable(s)?
The first couple nights i would go to bed, get up like 5 minutes later, turn on the lights, play with em, go back to bed, repeat… almost like when i first discovered masturbation…
what is your favorite feature or aspect of the technics turntable?
definitely the start/play. i love the click of the on/off button, and how quickly and silently the motor gets up to speed.