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  • Do any of you still play 7" singles?

    When I first started out buying vinyl in the mid-sixties I bought my fair share of singles, but it didn't last long...maybe a few years. I know several people who are still very much into collecting them and I was wondering if we have any of these collectors here. If so, do you buy them for their collectability, you just like playing that format or do they maybe sound better? Maybe you were a DJ and still have tons of them, but don't play them anymore.
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    Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
    When I first started out buying vinyl in the mid-sixties I bought my fair share of singles, but it didn't last long...maybe a few years. I know several people who are still very much into collecting them and I was wondering if we have any of these collectors here. If so, do you buy them for their collectability, you just like playing that format or do they maybe sound better? Maybe you were a DJ and still have tons of them, but don't play them anymore.
    I have original Beatles 45 singles and a few Eels singles related to "Electro Shock Blues" album and "Daisies of the Galaxy"

    Off topic, I have some wonderful 10" from early Jazz days, mostly Fantasy label titles.

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      Cool! Do you still play them?

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    If 33 1/3 LPs are a pain in the ass, 7" 45 RPM records are an infected hemorrhoid. Having said that, I have a bunch of really, really cool 7" 45 RPM records and every once in awhile when the planets align just right, I play some of them.
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      I have a bunch, mosty 80's w/ picture sleeves I picked up dirt cheap. I never play them.
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      • #5
        The collection I have would be awesome if you had a cool jukebox to play them on. Of course those tonearms tracked at 10 lbs and the records don't last long.
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Albert Porter View Post

          I have original Beatles 45 singles and a few Eels singles related to "Electro Shock Blues" album and "Daisies of the Galaxy"

          Off topic, I have some wonderful 10" from early Jazz days, mostly Fantasy label titles.

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          Johnny Vinyl commented
          03-29-2016, 03:41 PM


          Cool! Do you still play them?

          Yes, the Beatles are USA pressing so not as good as Euro but still fun. The Eels are amazing, far more dynamic than the LP, especially “Susans House” that one always gets comments from listeners.

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          • #7
            Smallest diameter my table sees are 10-inch. All rock albums like the RLJ Under the Boardwalk and say Dire Straits Private Investigations.
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