my first 1200
what was your first turntable / setup?
2 belt drives, one was a technics 1800-something and it had a pitch knob, the other was some no name without pitch control. i can’t remember what mixer it was, but was just 2 channels and no EQs. i used to practice like 4-5 hours a day on that set-up.
at what point did you get your first technics turntable(s)?
end of summer ’93. I worked construction all summer framing development houses. the guys on the crew thought i was gay b/c i had those little silver hoop earrings in BOTH ears.
did you get the 1200(s) from a store? how did you get the money to pay for the 1200(s)?
I bought my first Technics 1200s set up used, at a pawn shop in North Philly. I went with an older skater friend of mine, and he talked the guy down to $550. They were European 1200s with a voltage converter on the plug. I also got this sick 4 channel Numark mixer with the deal, that had an 8 band EQ with volume faders. It was great for tweaking, but the fader was stuck like glue. That shit was like 2 feet wide and heavy.
how did you feel when you got your first technics turntable(s)?
so excited like i just shotgun’ed 8 Red Bulls.
what is your favorite feature or aspect of the technics turntable?
i used to trip out on the patterns the dots make on the platter. But definately the fact that they don’t stop working, and never lose there value. I sold that same set up 5 years later to someone for $500, and they were psyched.