How to Play a Vinyl Record
|Photo by Matthias Rhomberg via flickr|
Have you managed to set your vinyl on the record player without breaking it? Great. Now reach out to the record player and flip that power button to the "on" position. Is electricity flowing through that bad boy? Sweet. Now turn the "speed" switch, which happens to be separate from the "power" switch, and spin it over to whatever speed you want your record to play. That should set things in motion nicely.
Step 4: Aim is everything.
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This can be useful in so many life areas, but especially so when it comes to playing a vinyl. Carefully -- carefully -- swing the tone arm, that handle-looking thing that touches down to play the record, and place it over the groove on the record that marks the song you want to play.
There should be a button to control the arm. See it? Now press it to lower it onto the record. If you've done this part right, you'll hear music playing. If you hear it, you're awesome.
Step 5: There is no step five: you're playing a damn vinyl. Congrats!
Now remember, our moustachioed, bearded, and skinny-jeaned friends, that practice makes perfect. Do the above steps often enough, and you'll be enough of an expert to teach the next hipster generation the ways of the wax. Good luck, and Godspeed.
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