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 A new craze in Butchering Radios and Tele's
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:35:48 PM on 4 July 2017.
Flukeoneseventyfive's Gravatar
 Location: Laidley, QLD
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This is one method I haven't seen before.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taree-south/cabinets/unique-music-box-vanity/1151792928

There is a bloke in Brisbane buying consoles and turning them into drinks cabinets and making a huge amount of money, even has a system set up for payment by installments.
He beat me to one radio on ebay, I went there to pick up some other items and he was there at the same time, told him not to butcher the radio as it was very rare, the concept didn't get through.

Just thought I would share.

Cheers
Peter.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:25:51 PM on 4 July 2017.
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 GTC
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Well, that's probably the ugliest sink I've ever seen. I wouldn't give $4.95 for it, let alone $495. As Darryl Kernigan would say: Tell him he's dreaming.

From what I've seen at HRSA auctions, consoles are pretty much unloved these days. IIRC, Brad had to take some to the tip not long ago because of lack of interest.

Nonetheless, I don't abide butchery. My favourite hate is seeing mantel sets turned into poor imitations of guitar amplifiers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:33:26 PM on 4 July 2017.
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 Location: Golden Grove, SA
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I do know what you mean, the practice of converting Valve PA amps has seen some rare examples gone forever!
The fact that they are not designed for continuous power has meant I have wound up with some wrecks with fried transformers.
And Some that have been done properly have found the limited tone not to their liking then found they couldn't recoup the
money has sunk into it!
I dont mind seeing a common Philips being redone as a practice amp but when you see a 1930's AWA completely destroyed
and no one wanting to buy it as a guitar amp, its a sad end!
Josh


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:47:55 PM on 4 July 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Now I can see why it's urgent that the Government pumps money into the mental health care facilities.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 4:05:36 PM on 4 July 2017.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Now, I'm still looking for a 30's console chassis, preferably with peephole dial....

Anyone?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 4:30:51 PM on 4 July 2017.
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I may be wrong but the shape of the dial speaks Stromberg Carlson.

Whether it is or not, that is the most idiotic idea I've seen in my life. Radios are made mainly of softwood and water will get into it sharpish and the cabinet will eventually fall apart. Secondly, the basin is too far back and you'd have to lean over to wash your hands.

Some people just don't get it. I'll bet my left one he doesn't sell any.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 5:36:01 PM on 4 July 2017.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes I thought Stromberg Carlson too.

I've posted a message for him on Gumtree saying I'm interested in the guts he pulled out.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:17:12 PM on 4 July 2017.
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Probably wants silly money for the guts cause at least someone has shown
some interest in something he's got Grin

Josh


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:50:06 PM on 4 July 2017.
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 GTC
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Wouldn't surprise me if he used the valves for air rifle practice and threw the chassis over the fence at Sims Metal.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:38:15 PM on 5 July 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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Utter utter UTTER Sacriledge! How could anybody do that??? I'd give a good home to any console, I might not have room, but can always find some room if I have to! That is just horrible to see such a lovely set heinously destroyed.


 
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