HomeHome  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 End of an Era

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Fat Freddy
Quantity, Not Quality
Quantity, Not Quality
avatar

Number of posts : 548
Location : New Jersey, USA
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:34 am

I had to retire my big-a$$ living room stereo system last week. My wife and I received it as a wedding present ten years ago and at the time it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. It had a 5 CD changer, double cassette deck, turntable and radio and I used and abused the poor thing for many years. However, in recent months parts of it had begun to crap out -- even if you loaded 5 CDs in the changer it would only play one and never skip to another one, the volume control didn't work unless you used the remote control, as the knob on the unit itself was busted, and neither cassette deck worked anymore.

The Wife and I decided it was finally time for it to go during a bout of house cleaning (it was taking up entirely too much space in our entertainment center to boot) so I disconnected it and took all the parts down to the town recycling center, where they have a bin to dispose of electronic equipment. When my son and I got out of the car I made a big to-do about it, like "Well, old friend, you and I have rocked many awesome tunes together and had a thrashin' good time but it's time for you to go..." before I heaved it into the dumpster. When we got back in the car my son said, "It's OK, Daddy, you can cry a little if you want to." Haha.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
MetalGuy71
Sexy Octogenarian
Sexy Octogenarian
avatar

Number of posts : 311
Age : 47
Location : On the hopper
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:49 pm

You hate to see a loved one put down, Freddy, but such is the way of the world and sometimes ya just gotta let go. You'll always have the memories.

In a very small way, I can relate. Last week my right stereo speaker died on me. I'm not positive what happened, but I noticed it shortly after a severe thunderstorm and our power went out. Maybe a power surge blew it out? I dunno. For the time being, I either have to listen to everything in mono, which sucks, or I plug in the big headphones, which is ok until the wife yells for me and I don't hear her, causing her to come downstairs and tap me on the shoulder, which scares the bejeebus out of me.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Phoenix Reign Drummer
Lil' Drummer Boy
Lil' Drummer Boy
avatar

Number of posts : 316
Age : 39
Location : Long Island, NY
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:31 pm

Thats a shame but ten years old its time to replace that with something real nice now. So many things have changed with stereos. Its crazy how small the speakers are now and the sound that comes out of them are just unbelievable. I must have gotten rid of 5 stereos in my life haha. I used to have one that would have a jack for a microphone and I could play a cd and then sing over it like kareoke and tape it so it sounds like im on the song. I did that a lot when I played drums to see how close I would get to the actual song. I probably miss that stereo the most. Then I started getting into the sperate things like cd changer, cassette player etc. I dont have the cassette player anymore that gave out years ago. My 200 cd changer I still have but I barely use it anymore. The receiver for that started acting up last year so I got rid of that. Luckily my gf's parents wanted to get rid of their surround sound so I jumped on that cause they got money and I know the system would be awesome and I was right. I bought it from them for $300 not a bad deal after I found out how much they just paid for the reciever which was $700 back when they bought it. Its a older Yamaha model but until this one craps out im more than pleased with it. I got Klipsch speakers 2 front, 2 rear, 1 center and a sub woofer. I still got more spots to add speakers which I want to do if I find them on ebay. My bed room is a mini movie theater haha. The neighbors know when im home =o)
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.myspace.com/waynethedrummerboy
exact33
The King
The King
avatar

Number of posts : 295
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:29 pm

its sad to say goodbye to old friends (i am still using my older than dirt technics system) but the upside is you get to make new ones (and louder too!)

Alex
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Phoenix Reign Drummer
Lil' Drummer Boy
Lil' Drummer Boy
avatar

Number of posts : 316
Age : 39
Location : Long Island, NY
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:29 pm

Louder is definetly better!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.myspace.com/waynethedrummerboy
SpectreFate
I Love The Dead
I Love The Dead
avatar

Number of posts : 590
Age : 43
Location : Bartow, FL
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:43 pm

I don't own a stereo anymore. It's all computer based for me now. Except the surround sound system in the living room. I can turn up the music there. Hmmm, I never noticed that we don't own a stereo.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.brianleemarshall.com
DeathCult
Disturbing The Priest
Disturbing The Priest
avatar

Number of posts : 855
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:07 pm

I still have all the original stuff for my stereo, except the turn table I had to buy a new one.

I think Ill still freak when the beta eventually dies.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.deathbythrash.com
SpectreFate
I Love The Dead
I Love The Dead
avatar

Number of posts : 590
Age : 43
Location : Bartow, FL
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:18 pm

The Beta? You have a Beta player?

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.brianleemarshall.com
DeathCult
Disturbing The Priest
Disturbing The Priest
avatar

Number of posts : 855
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:02 pm

I have about 6 of them.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.deathbythrash.com
SpectreFate
I Love The Dead
I Love The Dead
avatar

Number of posts : 590
Age : 43
Location : Bartow, FL
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:05 pm

Really? Do you have alot of movies on Beta? I'm fascinated. I used to have one in the early 90's. I always liked it better than VHS.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.brianleemarshall.com
DeathCult
Disturbing The Priest
Disturbing The Priest
avatar

Number of posts : 855
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:09 pm

My grandpa used to run an electronics repair business, so we used to get a bunch of the stuff for free people never came back for. I have about 100 movies left, most of em are 80's horror, I had a ton of tapes from a store that closed, but they were stored wrong and molded over so I had to toss em.


It definately looks better and runs better than VHS, but VHS was cheaper and it won out.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.deathbythrash.com
MetalGuy71
Sexy Octogenarian
Sexy Octogenarian
avatar

Number of posts : 311
Age : 47
Location : On the hopper
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:38 pm

I'm gonna need to upgrade my stereo system someday. I've got my original stereo with (broken) turntable and dual tape decks that my dad bought me in high school and a Sony cd player plugged into it that I got in the early 90's. The cd tray gets hung-up every now and then, but I do my best Fonzie impression and give it a swat on the side and it works like a charm.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DeathCult
Disturbing The Priest
Disturbing The Priest
avatar

Number of posts : 855
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:50 pm

I was extremely pissed off when my Atari broke.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.deathbythrash.com
exact33
The King
The King
avatar

Number of posts : 295
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:15 am

do you have an 8 track too?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SpectreFate
I Love The Dead
I Love The Dead
avatar

Number of posts : 590
Age : 43
Location : Bartow, FL
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:18 am

exact33 wrote:
do you have an 8 track too?

lol! That would be boss!

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.brianleemarshall.com
DeathCult
Disturbing The Priest
Disturbing The Priest
avatar

Number of posts : 855
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2008-10-13

PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:30 am

No, can't say I do, at one time I did have a stereo that had one in it. I think I had like 3 8-tracks altogether.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.deathbythrash.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: End of an Era   

Back to top Go down
 
End of an Era
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Long Live The Loud :: Long Live The Loud :: Everything Else-
Jump to: