Records playing slow pitch

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Records playing slow pitch

Post by faysalbennis » 07 Apr 2019 23:06

I have many house records just working fine but some play with slow tempo with proper rpm.
i have Akai APD-30 direct drive turntable

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by bernard1 » 08 Apr 2019 08:51

I once had the same problem with a 12" record, until I noticed it was to be played at 45 rpm...

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by philbrown » 08 Apr 2019 19:47

The 45 played at 33 is obvious BUT the lathe may have been running at the wrong speed. It is possible for the turntable motor to lock at the wrong speed. It happened to me once.
Only once.
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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by bernard1 » 08 Apr 2019 21:14

philbrown wrote:
08 Apr 2019 19:47
The 45 played at 33 is obvious BUT the lathe may have been running at the wrong speed. It is possible for the turntable motor to lock at the wrong speed. It happened to me once.
Only once.
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Has the record been released, in that case ?

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by Bob Dillon » 08 Apr 2019 22:01

bernard1 wrote:
08 Apr 2019 21:14
philbrown wrote:
08 Apr 2019 19:47
The 45 played at 33 is obvious BUT the lathe may have been running at the wrong speed. It is possible for the turntable motor to lock at the wrong speed. It happened to me once.
Only once.
Phil Brown
Has the record been released, in that case ?
I bet they caught it when they played the TP's.

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by circularvibes » 09 Apr 2019 04:02

I used to have a Harry Belafonte 45 from Canada that the B side played at 39 rpm. The speed was checked against an LP copy on an old variable speed RekOKut table. I forget which A side it was, but it would have been before 1962. The odd one does get out.

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Post by bernard1 » 09 Apr 2019 08:41

One weird thing I saw : a 7" single with one side at 45 rpm, the other one at 33. I think it was a single from U2.

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by philbrown » 09 Apr 2019 19:55

Bob Dillon wrote:
08 Apr 2019 22:01
I bet they caught it when they played the TP's.
No test pressing. It was a ref, thank God.
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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by Pikey » 09 Apr 2019 21:40

sounds like the Akai deck is playing up a bit? ... meanwhile ...
bernard1 wrote:
09 Apr 2019 08:41
One weird thing I saw : a 7" single with one side at 45 rpm, the other one at 33. I think it was a single from U2.
I don't buy many singles, but I have one of these which is as you describe? ... by no-man ...

https://www.discogs.com/No-Man-Dry-Clea ... se/1944406

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by noisefreq » 19 Apr 2019 15:46

Off topic, I always appreciate a record that sounds good at any speed.
https://www.discogs.com/This-Heat-Healt ... ster/86188

Perhaps the house records were designed for a particular bpm...

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Re: Records playing slow pitch

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 19 Apr 2019 16:02

Some records are mislabeled. I've had a couple of those. I also have one I can't decide what its speed is supposed to be... It sounds bad at both 45 or 33 :lol:

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