Tag Archives: vinyl

RetroTech: Sony Flamingo PS-F9 Repair & Demo

Sony’s portable battery-powered turntable from 1983 has become a highly desired and expensive collectors piece. However before I can demonstrate this one, I’ll need to get it working.

Sony Global Design History Pages

PS-F5 http://ebay.to/2jBcaTl
PS-F9 http://ebay.to/2mzsrJF

UPDATE: After uploading the video, it occurred to to that Sony have in fact revisited their back catalogue recently with the re-launch of the Aibo robotic dog. Hopefully this will continue and we’ll get to see some more modern reinterpretations of classic Sony products.

OMISSION: I forgot to mention that I pulled out any remnants of the old felt washer that was protruding from between the cogs before installing my replacement cloth tape.
Also perhaps I should have clarified that the gears unit was welded on at both ends, there were no retaining washers or e-clips that could be removed to disassemble it.

There’s also a fan website dedicated to the Sony PS-F5 that has some additional information – https://www.ps-f5.com

New MUSIC Pickups – 27 Vinyl Records w/ Metal Jesus & Troy Nelson

Metal Jesus & Troy picked up 27 vinyl records recently for their collections, mostly rock & metal…but with some surprises too! We also talk about Record Store Day, 8tracks, video game soundtracks and our love of the band Anthrax.

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtUjbS5Xr78tY7bGKiXCabrUGF9thzhqV

MUSIC SHOWN:
Streets of Rage
Shinobi
Panzer Dragoon
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Castlevania II
Goldenaxe I&II
Halestorm – Reanimated 3.0
The Def Leppard EP
Toto – Africa / Rosanna
Prince – Little Red Corvette / 1999
Khemmis – Hunted
Christian Mistress – Possession
Armored Saint – Win Hands Down
Anthrax – Among the Living
Steel Panther – Lower the Bar
Steel Panther – Feel The Steel
Steel Panther – All You Can Eat
Motley Crue – Too Fast for Love (original)
The Accused – Martha Splatterheads Maddest Stories ever Told
Twin Peaks – Original Score
Judas Priest – Stained Class
Judas Priest – Hell Bent for Leather
Charms – Human Error
Acid – Acid
Hellion
Exodus – Impact is Imminent
Diamond Head – Borrowed Time

** Background music by the guitar god : Ethan Meixsell **

Audio Formats & Turntable Recommendations

Jesper Frostgaard asks:
I would love to hear your opinion on what is best – vinyl, cd, streaming or maybe high-res audio (like HD-tracks). And about what you use and how?

Reese Riverson asks:
What turn table would you recommend to buy for those who don’t have a very good one or wish to get one to start collecting or expand upon their vinyl collection?

Buy the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB HERE: http://goo.gl/DIxqjd

Heavy Metal Vinyl Pickups – Record Collection & Recommendations!

Here are the new, re-issued and used records I have picked up in the last couple months.

Albums Shown:
Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare
Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
Judas Priest – Turbo
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Anthrax – For All Kings
Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six
Volbeat – Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie
Greenday – Revolution Radio
Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade
Mastodon – Blood Mountain
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

This RECORD is INSANE – 10 UNIQUE things about it!

Troy Nelson from KEXP joins me to talk about one of the craziest and unique vinyl records ever made: Jack White’s Lazaretto Ultra LP. There are over 10 unique things about it:

-180 gram vinyl
-2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
-1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
-Side A plays from the inside out
-Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
-Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
-Both sides end with locked grooves
-Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
-Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram the first of its kind on a vinyl record
-Absolutely
-Different running order from the CD/digital version
-LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version

What ROCK & Metal VINYL Records Do I recommend?

Metal Jesus recommends some awesome rock & metal records to new vinyl collectors. Drop the needle, grab a cold brew and throw up the horns! \m/

Recommendations:
Deep Purple – Burn
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
AC/DC – High Voltage (Australian Edition)
Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
Kingdom Come – In Your Face
Manowar – Fighting the World
Def Leppard – High n Dry
Scorpions – World Wide Live
KISS – Alive
The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
Ghost – If You Have Ghost (EP)
S.O.D. – Speak English or Die
Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
Kyuss – Sky Valley
Testament – The Gathering
Slayer – When the Stillness Comes (Single)
Judas Priest – 5 Souls (EP)

Heavy Metal Vinyl Records