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Ian Seaman

Record Middles - Seen One Of These Monsters ?

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had a set of 6 records turn up used as packing for 1 !, they all have these big heavy middles in them and i'm struggling to get one out as they clip in with 2 clips each side !

 

anyone seen them before or used them ??

 

New on me !

 

Ian.

 

 

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had a set of 6 records turn up used as packing for 1 !, they all have these big heavy middles in them and i'm struggling to get one out as they clip in with 2 clips each side !

 

anyone seen them before or used them ??

 

New on me !

 

Ian.

 

Has been a thread on here somewhere, with info on how to remove them, :thumbsup:   can't find it though.  :lol:

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I started the other thread, someone messaged me about how to remove them, still couldn't do it. I know someone who can instantly remove them but I still can't do it even after watching him.

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I've had a bunch of these and they're pretty easy to remove once you've got the technique.....and it's kinda tough to put it into words.

 

There's four 'connector' points to the 45 hole....2 are large, 2 are small on each side of the adapter. Hold the 45 so that there's 2 points on one side, 2 on the other. I usually go for the right hand side........slide the adapter across and simultaneously push down. They should flip straight out.....and you don't need to apply a lot of force.

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I've had a bunch of these and they're pretty easy to remove once you've got the technique.....and it's kinda tough to put it into words.

 

There's four 'connector' points to the 45 hole....2 are large, 2 are small on each side of the adapter. Hold the 45 so that there's 2 points on one side, 2 on the other. I usually go for the right hand side........slide the adapter across and simultaneously push down. They should flip straight out.....and you don't need to apply a lot of force.

 

yes... the key is to slide horizontally (along the plane as the record) and try not to apply force perpendicular to the plane of the record. even if you do it well, it still may leave a small "bite" on the edge of the inner hole (but it was probably made just by the center being inserted). 

 

i used to collect rockabilly/bluegrass/hillbilly/country 45s and got tons of these!

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:hatsoff2: HI ALL I used to think that the CHI CENTRE were really rare in the days before the  INTERNETT, mine initially all come in OKeh records from the 5ts :shhh: DAVE K

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About 10 years ago, I bought a collection of 1000 US 60's Soul 45's on ebay at a reasonable price all shipped from the US

When they arrived, not only were virtually every copy completely shagged, they all had those centres in them too!

Still got them in a box somewhere but of no use to man nor beast (but i can't find the heart to chuck them out!)

x

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About 10 years ago, I bought a collection of 1000 US 60's Soul 45's on ebay at a reasonable price all shipped from the US

When they arrived, not only were virtually every copy completely shagged, they all had those centres in them too!

Still got them in a box somewhere but of no use to man nor beast (but i can't find the heart to chuck them out!)

x

 

are you saying you have a box of the mental centers or you have a box of the 45s all with metal centers

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It's a while since i had to remove one of these, so bear with me...

 

It's tricky but if I remember correctly, you need to slide the centre as far as it will go diagonally in one direction, push down on the short tab, then push the centre in the opposite direction.

 

It should then just pop out.

 

There's a definite knack to it.

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are you saying you have a box of the mental centers or you have a box of the 45s all with metal centers

Hi Bob

A box full of shagged (VG- minimum) US Soul 45's with the mental metal centres attached  :yes:

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whoa i just got one of these out by sliding it and pushing it some way. i scraped up the inside of the label but didn't break the vinyl or anything. hopefully will become an expert soon...

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When you're over in the UK Bob, gimme a shout........................I've a 1000 shagged 45's that you can have (if you can get the centres out LOL)

 

I'll be over next week, Steve......I can get 'em out, mate....if ya like ;)

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