Sarge, I recently picked up a Ninth Regiment New York State Guard bagpipe record from 1958. It was in an antique shop. I'll think of you while playing it.Even though of Italian descent, I have kilts in three different tartans that i am entitled to wear. I was born in California and lived there nearly seventy years. California has an official tartan. I served in the US Army for 29 years, Active and Reserve. The Army has an official tartan. My University's teams are called the Highlanders and UCR has its official tartan. Unfortunately, as Tweedlover points out, Highland Games have disappeared in response to the pandemic. Damn!
Sarge, I recently picked up a Ninth Regiment New York State Guard bagpipe record from 1958. It was in an antique shop. I'll think of you while playing it.
LOL, you missed my post some time ago about the various systems I have had and still have. I don't mean to hijack this thread, but maybe we can think of it as British Country Stereo Systems?Migosh, you have actual turntable? I'm impressed. I don't even have a CD player anymore. I used to but somehow in the move it disappeared (as so many things do when we uproot and relocate).
I suppose the brass bushings were perhaps less susceptible to vibration than nylon ones? Or maybe he just felt the brass fittings were more classy.You'd have greatly appreciated one of my music history professors. The department bought brand new reel-to-reel recorders for the theater and when he unpacked the boxes he glared at them. All the bushings were (gasp) nylon! So he proceeded to take measurements and head over to the Physics Department machine shop and make duplicates--in brass.
The same guy bought a Lotus Elan, drove it for a while and noticed a crack in the paint. Suspecting that the crack went clear down into the fiber glass body, he decided to sand off the paint and follow the crack and re-glass it. When he had all the paint off the entire car, he figured that since he was going to have to rebuild the entire body, he might as well do all the running gear and electrical as well. A serious hobbiest.
I suppose the brass bushings were perhaps less susceptible to vibration than nylon ones? Or maybe he just felt the brass fittings were more classy.
As for the Lotus Elan, I am not sure if he could have just re-glassed the crack. I worked with fibreglass once, on a friend's project-- building a water scooter, a small boat with a motorcycle engine driving an impeller, a kind or pre-cursor of modern jet-skis a couple of decades before them. We worked with bare hands, a big mistake -- the fibreglass gets into the skin, even the bloodstream, and your hands itch for days afterwards!
Indeed, We were young and ignorant about such things. Masks and respirators were pretty much unknown in my part of India in the sixties, LOL. Heck, people who were working construction jobs in those days had no helmets, barely a shirt and pants, no shoes (they were barefoot). I am sure things have changed now.