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 Post subject: Califone record player ?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 04, 2019 3:09 am 
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I need some advice on a old Califone record player. I purchased the player mainly for the cabinet to convert to a guitar amp. I converted it over to a 3 prong cord and fired it up the mic input works great but the record player needs work. I would like to know if this particular model has any value as an vintage record player. It is a Califone 12MU Universal Transcriber. It sounds good as a guitar amp now but would need some more safety precautions (isolation transformer etc..) or option 2 restore to original. Any advice would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Califone record player ?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 04, 2019 6:22 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Califo ... 2905218291

Is that shipping price correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Califone record player ?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 04, 2019 7:14 pm 
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I never understood the whole guitar amp conversion thing that is all the rage nowadays. If you want a tube guitar amp, why not just buy one? It's already built for that purpose, and will likely sound far better than any conversion

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 Post subject: Re: Califone record player ?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 04, 2019 10:26 pm 
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The Ebay listing is not mine and ended last year. As far as the guitar amp conversion its just a interesting project and a way to re-purpose something that will probably never be a record player again. Already have a guitar amp so no need to buy one. Also a majority of the early guitar amps were based on radio and phono amp circuits.


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