----- Original Message -----
From: "David Breneman" <[log in to unmask]>
> --- On Thu, 10/1/09, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For a long time, I had dreams of a classic 45-singles
>> jukebox, but then when I started shopping for a
>> well-restored one, it turned out they mostly sound like crap
>> due to both mid-grade to low-grade phono pickups and also
>> the fact that most singles sound like crap from Play One.
> Some of the best-sounding jukeboxes made were the AMI F and G
> series from 1954-1956. They had GE VR-II pickups (or similar
> GE models) and separate bass and treble horns that give
> really great sound. Probably some of the best sounding
> jukeboxes ever. They're still fairly reasonably priced
> because they are rather boxy looking compared to the
> "Jetsons" styling that came later. The G-200 has a bass
> speaker that runs the length of the cabinet to bounce
> off the floor. The F and G 80 and 120 have folded bass
> horns under the record changer that also bounce off
> the floor. A treble horn sits on top.
I own a jukebox (stored with my brother in West Allis,
Wisconsin...I HOPE, anyway?!)...Wurlitzer 6-somehing,
IIRC! Doesn't have the multi-coloured lights!
Steven C. Barr