Sunday, October 2, 2022


Readers tell us: Do you own a record player?

By Emily Woodbury

OK, I realize this isn’t the most thrilling of topics (or RV-related), but when I saw the results of this poll I was shocked!

On May 15th we asked you if you own a record player, and if you do, do you use it? Judging by past surveys we’ve conducted, most of you are older, so you probably grew up with a record player in your house. But even so, record-playing is a dying art and I didn’t think so many of you would still have a record player.

According to the poll, more than half of you, 57 percent, still own a record player and use it often or sometimes. Wow! That’s more than I would’ve guessed; what about you? Another 18 percent of you have one but never use it. However, all that being said, a quarter of you do not own a record player.

Reader Jay Allen Kaplan commented, “Almost 8,000 records right now but been collecting for over 50 years.” Wooooow. And I didn’t think anyone could have you beat but it appears Tom Jones might. He wrote, “I own 2 record players. I own 15 thousand records.” Well Jay and Tom, I’m hoping you don’t store all those in your RV… Wink.

There were 99 comments left on this poll, and if you’re a record-lover, I suggest you scroll through and read some of them. There are lots of you out there who share a love for music – you’ll probably enjoy hearing other’s stories.


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2 years ago

Vinyl has slowed down- almost to a halt. But it’s not dying! Most major recording artists-basically old-school rockers and outlaw country artists- if they’re true artists- always release a vinyl version of their new music.

2 years ago

We have two at home. A Brunswick wind-up “Victrola” style that plays 78’s, and a Technics turntable for 33 1/3 albums. I love obscure music, and finding records and albums in antique shops and thrift stores has allowed us to experience some unusual stuff.

Who knew, for instance, that George Jones, the country singer, and Gene Pitney (Only Love Can Break a Heart), once put out a duet album?

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

Vinyl is making a comeback. Can’t beat the quality of the sound.

Tom Smithbrother
2 years ago

I had an expensive turn table that I gave to my son when i downsized.

Adam H.
2 years ago

I have 3 hooked up that I use and one that I need to work on to bring it back to it’s former glory.

John M
2 years ago

Record Player

Well I have an old1902 windup Victrola with records , a reel to reel tape player recorder with tapes , a fish turntable with my old Fisher stereo with150 to 200 LP’s , a 12v eight track player with eight track tapes. a combination 12v eight track cassette player, a 12v AM/FM stereo with eight track car radio, an old 1920 Brunswick Radio, a base station and two portable 23 channel /sideband CB radio’s, two station wired intercom.
And they all still work Not to mention a number of other old electronics laying around the house.

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