Pablo's Stereo Dream
Organized by: Pablo Best
I wrote out a beautifully scrawled description for this section and it got lost, BUT here's another go at it. My old turntable had issues I sought to fix through little fixes that didn't actually pan out well so I deserted it. I decided to look for an inexpensive replacement on craigslist and found one. 40 bucks got me a lightly-used Dual 1212!!! Sadly, the Dual was playing at an extremely sluggish pace. After oiling the right parts, it still was messing up and research lead me to the conclusion that the turntable's drive belt needed to be replaced. Simple fix, right? Not for this model, as the possible suppliers of the part are asking 90 dollars for it ( http://www.lpgear.com/product/DUAL1212.html ). For the moment, pushing the pitch shifter all the way up gets the records playing at the right pitch/speed, but I'm afraid my quick fix may not hold on forever. Essentially, I am asking for 125 dollars (pretty, pretty please!!!) because, in addition to the part I'll need to pay for shipping and it's likely that I won't have the know-how to install it, so I might need to hire someone to do it. I'm literally living paycheck to paycheck at the moment, so although I'd love to just take care of this myself, it isn't plausible. :( Despite my issues, I realize many people are in my position or not doing much better, so I'd like to offer a little token of appreciation to any help that is given in helping me get this table to a point where I'm not afraid it will one day just quit on me! I curate a zine that showcases the creative work of myself and my many talented friends. Each contributor of like, 5 bucks will receive a copy of their choosing of I'm Just A Teen: the Zine. I've put out two so far, and have one on the way. So between asking for an existing volume or placing a pre-order on #3, I will get it to you!!! If you contribute less, fear not for you will receive a personalized thank-you from me hahaha. Any-who, thanks for reading through all of this! I can be reached at abest (@) unca.edu. I'm hoping you will help me out if you can, thanks so much!!!