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Buying the Best Used DJ Turntables

Mar 10, 2008
There was a time, decades ago, when the turntable was a staple of every household. It was where you would listen to the music of your favourite artists, while staring at the album covers and figuring out what the meaning of the album cover means. However, once tape cassettes, CDs and mp3s came along, the need to use turntables disappeared and they were sent to the junkyard.

That was, until the mid-1980s when hip hop and dance music starting to become popular. In this type of music, turntables are an essential instrument that helps to create the unique sound of the music.

Now, turntables are a popular type of musical equipment that is used by DJs all over the world in dance competitions and other types of music events. Since hip hop is so popular right now and dance/trance music is still making headway after its golden age of the 1990s, you can expect your kids may ask you for a turntable.

So, if you don't have one in the garage collecting dust since 1972, you are going to have to go to an online store or pawn shop to get what you want because they are not made anymore, except in certain places. If you think you are going to buy it in one of the specialty online stores, think again, they are far too expensive.

So, your option is eBay or pawn shops. It is recommended you check out the pawn shops first because there will often be tonnes of turntables there as people trade them in when they are no longer useful to them. In fact, you can probably buy ten turntables for $50 there because they are an obsolete technology. While you are at it, pick up a few VCRs too, they are going to be obsolete soon enough.

There is no point in buying an expensive turntable system unless you know that your child is going to take to using the turntable and not throw it into their closet after a month because they are bored with it at that point.

This is why a used turntable is the best option because it means that your child will not be under pressure to like using the turntable because you only paid five dollars for it. Another option to finding a turntable, other than online shops, is to go to a garage sale where people will sometimes sell them for between one dollar and ten dollars. Often, for the turntable enthusiast, this is a gold mine.

When you buy a turntable, you are buying a piece of history, and you are giving it a new life as an instrument in dance or hip hop music. Children these days probably don't even know that a turntable was once the only way to play music, thinking it is just something used by DJs.

Nonetheless, when you buy a turntable for your child, make sure it is a used one because the new ones are far too expensive and you do not want to spend money on something your child will bore of quickly.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for used CDs, autographed CDs, and used musical instruments. You can find the best marketplace for used CDs, autographed CDs, and used musical instruments at these sites for used 80s CDs, autographed 80s CDs, and used 80s musical instruments.
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