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Why European 7" 45s are not dinked and sound better?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by 12" 45rpm, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. DrGoon

    DrGoon Active Member

    St. Petersburg, FL
    From the UK originally, so I may be biased, but my experience is that comparable period UK discs - both 7" and 12" tend to sound better then the US equivalents. I think this is a factor of no more than consumer economy. We paid more, largely because of labor costs, so material and QA overheads became less tangible.
  2. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Forum Resident

    North West England
    Yes, but it can be altered for just large or small holes 45s only. The twin gear that attaches to the top of the turntable motor spindle by means of a grub screw can be removed and replaced by a single speed one, as was mine long before I bought it over ten years ago. The turntable still has the three pins, but the operating meechanism below the turntable was removed. I was going to try to find the parts, but in the end I didn't bother as it's fine as it is.

    I don't like messing with it unnecessarily, just give it a lube job every six months and give the switches a spray with Servisol now and again and polish the chrome.


    Many Wurlitzers can play large or small hole 45rpm records too.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021 at 6:08 PM

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