thebes Posted December 20, 2007 Share Posted December 20, 2007 Basil Thebes here, Mssr. Thebes's cousin from across the pond. I've been mucking about with the odd valve, lifting the bonnet on the preamp, and fiddling about with the gramaphone. Now the gramophone's been a spot of bother. An icon of the British Empire don't you know. A Rega P3, RB 300 tonearm with that dashingly good looking glass platter. We may have abandoned Mr. Whitworth's scientific measurement scheme, but we still produce the odd invention now and then. However, since the cotton mills have shuttered we are somewhat lacking in record mats. We've been making do with platter mats reworked from the felt slippers used by powder monkeys on our old ships of the line. I do believe my particular felt mat began it's career in the Artemis, a 32 gun frigate commissioned in 1803. To put it bluntly I'm casting about for something more suitable in a mat. The current thing has a tendency to lift off with the record during dry weather. Of course, since we lost Singapore, rubber is out. Concerned about this new material, Sorbathane I think they call it. Can't quite fathom the utility of something that actually sticks to your records. Strikes me as somewhat gluey. So what do say chaps? 'Merican Thebes, dear cousin that he is, seems to think you colonials, er excuse me, habitants of these here Younited States, as he's wont to say, could lend a hand and provide an inspiration or two. I'm also quite sure my dearest companions Chelsea and Champagne would be ever most grateful. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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