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    VPI Tonearm VTA Adjustment

    No worries MAXPWR. Thanks for the pdf file. I have printed it and will find it very helpful. Cheers!
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    VPI Tonearm VTA Adjustment

    On my VPI Aries with a JMW 10 arm, turning the VTA knob clockwise, lowers the arm, and turning it counter-clockwise raises the arm which is what my user manual states. The opposite of what you state.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Now playing... Tiger - Goin' Down Laughing (UK, 1976) Possibly one of the most overlooked and forgotten albums in prog rock history. Tiger features Big Jim Sullivan, the greatest session guitarist ever in the UK. He apparently gave guitar lessons to Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore. I have seen...
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    I love jazzy Finnish prog. I'll have to check these guys out.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Now playing... Druid - Toward The Sun (1975) Many dismiss this band as a generic Yes clone. Although nothing too challenging or adventurous, but I think this a very enjoyable album. Lots of mellotron and beautiful vocals from Dane.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Back in the late 60's and early to mid 70's, CHUM-FM was one of those progressive stations that played all kinds of weird & wonderful stuff. The DJ's had pretty much free reign to play anything remotely related to rock. My young ears heard some amazing prog back then. I'll never forget when they...
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Another Italian prog monster is IL Rovescio Della Medaglia - "Contaminazione" from 1973. I have never heard a better union of rock & classical. This blew my teenage mind when I first heard it on a local Toronto FM station back in 1974.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    I have the recent vinyl reissue on Polydor. It's available from importcds for $18! http://www.amazon.com/Forse-Lucciole-Locanda-Delle-Fate/dp/B00IA9XTIS/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1457488720&sr=1-4&keywords=locanda+delle+fate
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    MadFloyd...you say "these two albums". Which other album are you referring to?
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Yes...that's the same store. Pop Culture Vulture. They just moved last week to the corner of Speers & 4th line. A much better location.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Hey John...yes, I have visited Ric on occasion over the years. I don't stop in regularly because it's rare you'll ever find a steal at Ric's as he researches every used vinyl he gets in so nothing flies under his radar. And I'm not prepared to buy a used MoFi for $150. But his used LP's are...
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Now playing... Locanda Delle Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piu (Italy, 1977) An absolutely gorgeous album. One of my favorite Italian prog albums. Beautiful romantic classically influenced compositions, rich instrumentation (flute, acoustic, 12 string & electric guitar, Hammond organ...
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    I wished I'd have grabbed your 2CD set years ago when I had the chance Ken. Any idea how the recent Esoteric reissue sounds? It's 2 CD set with the 1975 live album on the 2nd CD.
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    The ***Official*** Progressive Rock Thread

    Been a member here for a while but have only posted once. As I have lots of prog vinyl & CD's, figured I should contribute. Just finished listening to this great German prog album from 1976...
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    John Renbourn.... R.I.P.

    Sad news. I have several of John's albums and enjoy each one. A wonderful guitarist. I imagine he'll be hooking up with Bert soon.

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