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Other Tube Console Brands / Re: Frank Sinatra's Custom Built Console Stereo
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:43:20 PM »
Roger the HSC1 from the mid 60's is all SS and 72" long!

Seeburg made a smaller unit that held 200 45's in the early 60's that is undoubtedly powered by a tube amp but I have never had the pleasure of viewing one in person.

Other Tube Console Brands / Re: Frank Sinatra's Custom Built Console Stereo
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:10:09 PM »
More common than you might think.  I have looked at at least 5 or 6 in the last three years and every one of them was either missing components or had some kind of problem with the transport mechanism that I deemed too big of a problem for me to tackle.

The fellow that is selling that Sinatra Seeburg is the best Juke guy around and he quoted me a ballpark figure for repairs on one of them that made me sit down. 

Introductions / Re: New From Houston
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:31:00 PM »
Welcome Aboard!

Other Tube Console Brands / Re: Unknown console
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:35:52 PM »
Don't think it's an SC they tended to have tops that open on the left side not the right.  Strikes me as more of a GE or RCA looking beast.

Sightings / Re: Beauty in Birmingham AL
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:19:30 PM »
Appears to be a Philco.

Sightings / Re: Blonde Magnavox
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:16:25 PM »
The listing is now dead.

According to the catalogs Magnavox called the light finish on this "oak". The "Antique White" finished used a little later on is more of a cream color and does not have the wood-grain look that this finish does.

Fisher / Re: Fisher in the Wild?
« on: February 15, 2019, 07:43:17 PM »
Well it SHOULD have a DUAL 1010 in it so it's been messed with more than just cosmetically.

Fisher / Re: Fisher in the Wild?
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:42:50 PM »
A buddy of mine that is an EMT for the movie biz owns one of the camera cars from Thelma & Loise, and that thing has crap welded all over it for mounting camera gear!

Fisher / Re: Fisher in the Wild?
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:39:46 PM »
My wifes Ford Mustang... a Triple Black 66 Convertible that she purchased from the original owner for $4000 when she was in high school (circa 1978, we were dating at the time) it had just over 44,000 miles on it at that time. Presently 68k showing on the ODO.

Wanted / Re: A "Public Service Announcement"....
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:13:40 PM »
Excellent advice, assuming of course that you actually have (or can find) a photo of the thing you are seeking.  :o

Tube Consoles / Re: V-M 557 Plate/Screen Grid Voltage Questions
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:07:00 PM »

It's important not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good enough, or even the barely acceptable, of you want to get things done. 

Chris Campbell

I appreciate what everyone has said here in this discussion but I had to stop and laugh when I read this Chris!

While I generally subscribe to this idea of not fixating on perfection, I also have this quote posted on the bulletin board over my work desk.

"Good is the Enemy of Excellent,
Talent is not necessary for Excellence,
Persistence is necessary for Excellence, and

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Confused About My Console with Remote Speaker
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:39:06 PM »
Should be the same setup as my 59 Belvedere. You will only have true Stereo when playing stereo records, but should be able to get sound out of both speakers regardless.

There is a stereo balance control on the amp. You can see it in this photo of mine.;sa=details;lid=348

Chat / Re: Can't upload schematic
« on: January 09, 2019, 06:25:38 PM »

I have had this problem before when uploading files.

How big is the file??  IIRC there is a 20mb size limit for file uploads.

If it's not that big try logging out and back in or restart your web browser and see if that helps.

Other Tube Console Brands / Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« on: January 09, 2019, 05:37:03 PM »
I don't have hands on with any other VM model but the one I have is very nice!

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