Saturday, December 6, 2008

45 Adapters















Remember these?

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6 comments:

Alan Evil said...

The official name for these things is "the things you put in the hole of a 45rpm single so it will play on a regular turntable." I remember an article in Spin or another magazine about that when I worked in a record store and realized that that was, in fact, exactly what everyone called them.

airport_whiskey said...

Remember? I have several of them.

John M. said...

I had a buttload of these when I was younger, I don't ever remember calling them anything but 'thing' 'thingy', 'the record thingy', etc. etc.

I have one now. It's the one you get with the Technics T-1200, sort of a metal disc, no markings.

Years ago, I had a record player that had one built into the turntable, sort of a spring-loaded, twist and turn deal.

I also remember the plastic cylinder you could put over the long-stem record holder that dropped the next one down when the record you were listening to finished. Used to put big stacks of records on those things. Sometimes two would drop.

Wow, these are deep-buried memories...

Hillbilly said...

(chuckle) careful, when I do that, it leads to abreactions mostly having to do with my sister screaming at me and scratching me with her nails for having "borrowed" her Cheap Thrills album.

Alan Evil said...

Yeah, I had a light yellow, vinyl covered, fold out, "portable" record player with detachable speakers that was a changer and it had the big cylinder in a metal holder inside on the wall the turntable folded down from. What a completely different way to listen to music, especially if you stacked up a bunch of lps. You'd get 15 to 20 minutes of one album and then another would come on. Multiple lp sets often had side one and three on one lp and side two and four on the other so if you put the two lps on a changer they would play in the right order and you could flip both lps together and stack them on the changer and it would continue in the right order. I kind of miss the click, click, thunk of the machinery and record dropping.

John M. said...

both of you = awesome

Wasn't it sides 1 & 4 on one and 2 & 3 on the other? That way you could flip the records so that side 3 was on the bottom.