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Dinogi

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Talk about old school, Weird stuff on Craigslist
« on: November 24, 2013, 04:22:07 am »

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/4163486706.html
Just thought you all might find this amusing.
For $300 it might look cool in the lobby of your studio.
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Re: Talk about old school, Weird stuff on Craigslist
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 11:02:11 am »

That is amusing... though I don't think there is much call for a mono lathe these days... amusing none the less.

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Re: Talk about old school, Weird stuff on Craigslist
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 11:54:55 am »

Thanks for responding Fletcher, If I weren't down here in Virginia, I would be tempted to take this off his hands. If only as a conversation piece. He mentions cutting to vinyl but wouldn't something like this cut to lacquer disks, not plastic?
Another blast from the past. http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/msg/4202876605.html
As the gentleman says, no one ever heard of these, or that there were multitrack versions used by Motown. I've read quite a bit about Hitsville but don't remember this brand name mentioned. If anyone has heard of these I imagine it would be you sir. Can you corroborate or refute this gentleman's claims? And no, I'm not thinking of buying it. When you get as old as I am (60), it's fun to hear the history of this stuff. Dean
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Re: Talk about old school, Weird stuff on Craigslist
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 02:51:04 pm »

I like how the second ad gives two different origin stories for this particular unicorn.
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Re: Talk about old school, Weird stuff on Craigslist
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 03:17:30 pm »

I just don't see him getting his asking price. Lightly used or not, you know it's going to need work. When machines like this get old there are so many parts that just dry out and crumble. Unless the parts are direct swap outs of the Ampex he compares it to, he's never going to find them. I'm assuming its a 1/4 inch, but it might be 1/2inch. I can't tell from the picture. I hope Fletcher or Mr. Williams can enlighten us to this things history. Dean
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