August 9, 2013
There was a time when the only respectable color that you could have on your turntables was either Black or Silver. To get it in either of these colors, you had to buy it in one of these colors. Technics had both the SL-1200 and the Sl-1210 in black and silver. This didn’t stop people from customizing their tables as they saw fit. Some would sticker bomb the tops of their controllers, others would tag them with markers and spray paint. In the DIY painting world, these tables turned out to be a very good business item. Some would pay upwards of the actual selling price of their tables to have them customized in a color of their choice.
A custom paint job makes a pretty large statement, since it is not something that is done easily. Turntables have to be disassembled and even de-soldered in order to get it …
April 21, 2013
These days, the way your gear looks is just as important as how it performs. In fact, some will purchase controller A over controller B, simply because controller A looks cooler, or perhaps it comes in a color that controller B does not come in. Manufacturers are well aware of this too, and the color that they produce is always a considered before a product is released. Sometimes, they even hold back on giving color options, only to re-release the same product in a hard to get color like white, red, or blue. Even if you cannot buy something in the color you want – that doesn’t mean that you can’t have the color you want.
If you own a Technics 1200 turntable, you only get two choices in color: silver, or black. Since the time they were first released amateurs were finding ways to customize their decks – and …