Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 3 Spots For Turntable TLC Before Record Store Day
If you have an old turntable in storage collecting dust, it's time to bust it out and fix 'er up, because Saturday is Record Store Day! I did the same thing about two years ago, and I'm inanely happy about the decision. I'm now a complete vinyl nerd, spending hours each week listening to, shopping for and talking about vinyl. Here are a few places that can help you get your turntable back in working order:
Hawthorne Stereo - Seattle: When I fished two turntables and two receivers out of storage two years ago, Hawthorne came highly recommended, so that's where I took my equipment. One of the sets was more than 30 years old, the other closer to 40, and today they are both working like new! Their expertise was beyond impressive, and their service was top notch! Check out their Seattle Vinyl Map when you're there for all the best spots to shop on Record Store Day.
Turntable Treasures - Tacoma: When you bring your turntable to this magical music store, you'll be able to peruse their massive selection of vinyl records while you're there. Can you say two birds, one store - er, stone? Their staff is extremely knowledgable and will give you the best advice, all while keeping your budget in mind. Pete is the resident vinyl expert, and he's always happy to give you a history lesson and fuel your fire for vinyl collection!
Tech One Electronics - Bellingham: Up north, everyone with a turntable knows Phong! He has an incredible set of skills, and when it comes to older equipment, you can trust him with your gear. The service he provides is always honest and reasonably priced, and he's able to answer even the most unusual of questions. He's definitely the person to get your system up and running before Record Store Day!
Get out there and support Record Store Day this Saturday! Bring home the vinyl and break out the turntable to celebrate our local independent record stores and all they do for our communities!