Sunday, January 10, 2010

Custom Turntables.

Customizing doesn't always have to be about cars. Just like everything else, if you have the same thing as everyone else - it's boring. This kind of thing could be done to almost anything: Computers, Video Game consoles, toasters, whatever.

Take for example these customized and upgraded Technics 1200 decks done in a red Alcantara suede (the stuff they use in Lamborghinis). What you can't see in the pictures are the electronic upgrades: the grounds both inside and outside were upgraded from the stock 22gauge wire to 12gauge, which improves both output and headroom if used conventionally. It also helps digital systems like Serato track the control records more precisely. As an added plus, it also makes turntables more durable and reliable. The tonearms on these were replaced, and the internal settings were syncronized for speed and braking.
If you'd like to check these out in person, check out to find out where they're going to be. Remember to ask before you touch.
The finish could be anything, really. As an example of something wilder, here's a set that was done in zebra fur (yes, fur). I still don't know if they're black with white stripes, or white with black stripes. If you want to be different...