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fiddlefye

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I'm quite relieved, I was worried sick about some sort of mishap that might mar the finish on that plinth, which in photographs looks great despite your only doing a quick once-over originally.
Ya know, the other side to that when you did the finish yourself you feel like you can be a bit more cavalier about it. ;)
 

Kpatch

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I'm quite relieved, I was worried sick about some sort of mishap that might mar the finish on that plinth, which in photographs looks great despite your only doing a quick once-over originally.

I too am relieved now. Thank you.

What kind of plastic cup was it?
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
I too am relieved now. Thank you.

What kind of plastic cup was it?
The cup is nothing audiophile, just the sort of little cup they given you to sample wine or something maybe? No idea where it came from, but I've had it sitting by the system for at least a decade now for those moments when I have to remove a bunch of bolts to take off a cover for tube changing etc. ;)
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fiddlefye

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Probably my favourite band when I was in high school. I hung in through the first five albums and then they kinda lost me. Bought this copy when it came out.

In an interesting aside on this - the current arm and cart play right through what was always (from new) a skip in the middle of Side 1 like it isn't even there - not even an audible cue it ever existed, but my memory hears it.
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Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
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The cup is nothing audiophile, just the sort of little cup they given you to sample wine or something maybe? No idea where it came from, but I've had it sitting by the system for at least a decade now for those moments when I have to remove a bunch of bolts to take off a cover for tube changing etc. ;)
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Well now that we have a semi-official audiophile paper cup thread crap, I feel compelled to show off mine. A gift from my daughter, who has a marvelous sense of humor like her dad's 🤪, it has sat near some of my gear a few years waiting for the perfect time to be revealed.

As of yet it has no audiophile grade materiel inside tho...

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fiddlefye

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The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem. I'm getting increasingly annoyed with my "dude with a planer" as he's not been returning calls and I'm WAY past ready to get the new arm mounted. Grr....
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fiddlefye

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On a little Joe Jackson run this afternoon. First came 'Look Sharp!' which turned out to be white vinyl.
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Playing currently, 'Body and Soul' which I actually prefer a bit, in spite of more "hits" being on the other one. This one is a really stunningly fine UK pressing that came over from Scotland with my ex. It was in filthy shape, but now plays like it is freshly pressed. Sumptuous.
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airdronian

Radar Member
On a little Joe Jackson run this afternoon. First came 'Look Sharp!' which turned out to be white vinyl.
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Playing currently, 'Body and Soul' which I actually prefer a bit, in spite of more "hits" being on the other one. This one is a really stunningly fine UK pressing that came over from Scotland with my ex. It was in filthy shape, but now plays like it is freshly pressed. Sumptuous.
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I have the domestic A&M release of Body & Soul, which is a fine pressing in its own right. I really like the hall sound they captured here - not bad for early digital. From what I've read about the new Intervention Records reissue, they are converting it to DSD for the remastering by Kevin Gray. This should be shipping right around now in 45 rpm, jacket by Stoughton. I have a copy reserved, it should fit right in with the Tone Poets.
 

Olson_jr

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Little Feat - Electrif Lycanthrope: Live at Ultra-Sonic Studios, 1974

Somewhat surprised to see this on the streaming services as I thought I had read it was only going to be an 'exclusive release' to RSD shoppers & thus the flippers.

I have had several different MP3 versions but it is very cool to have a proper mastering and at 94/24 to boot.

I was lucky enough to have seen Little Feat with Lowell George and if I had to pick favorite concerts it would have been one near the top.

Nestled between the classic LP releases Dixie Chicken and Feats Don’t Fail Me Now and performed for a small and intimate assembled studio audience, this recording finds Little Feat in its prime, live from Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, NY on September 9, 1974.

With excerpts of this performance only available previously as a legendary ‘70s bootleg, this RSD Black Friday release is the first time the full-length performance is available, directly from the original pre-FM broadcast master tapes, and serves as an excellent introduction to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s best – yet criminally unsung – outfits. The recording captures the band cranking out songs from what are arguably two of their three best studio albums, at the pinnacle of their chemistry.

The Fan
On Your Way Down
Spanish Moon
Skin It Back
Fat Man in the Bathtub
Rock and Roll Doctor
Oh Atlanta
Two Trains
Willin’
Oh Atlanta (Version 2)
Rock and Roll Doctor (Version 2)
Sailin’ Shoes
Cold, Cold, Cold
Dixie Chicken
Tripe Face Boogie


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