is there any point buying my nipper some belt drives?

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My little un is an absolute don, and loves music, so like any dad i want to see if he is interested in things that are a little constructive (his latest interest in football, coupled with the fact he actually dribbles the ball now instead of just picking it up and running off with it have made dad very chuffed)

But i wanna see if he will have an interest in mixing (it'll wind his mum up a treat too - bonus!!!)

BUT.. is the humble turntable just dead now - i mean, by the time he's 15 (hes 5 now) will ANYONE still mix on decks - or do you think it would be a better idea to get him a cheap set of CDJs...
 

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I learnt on belt drives, gives something to aspire too aswell if he likes it innit.

I remember when I got my 1st set of Technics after struggling on belt drives for 10 years, feeling was immense!

Plus, I think it actually made me a better DJ, pitch chasing I already had down & those minimal touches on the platter served me well too...

Plus, I imagine forking out for Direct Drives whilst trying to support a family isn't too cost effective!

Also, because I couldn't fit the word TURT into those paragraphs, I just want to say TURT, so TURT.

Safe :teeth:
 

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personally id wait till he's about 10 cos you can really fuck his hearing up as its in a crucial developmental stage.
 
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yeah, i missed TURT tables - sorry..

yeah, thats it mate, the finance thing is very obvioulsy a huge drawback but like you say, you kinda have to earn your technics anyway eh? plus i got bout a hundred of old records that i dont want that he can practice on - i remember getting my decks and only having 4 records when i brought them home, so its gonna be easier and more fun to practice if you have more that a handful of records. I think Belt drives are the way forward, coz then if he does not enjoy it, its not much cost to me, and if he loves it, well, he can save up for the gear he wants (with help on his birthday/xmas or whatever..

---------- Post added at 11:16 ---------- Previous post was at 11:13 ----------

alz - good point man. you cant tell someone his age to turt it down either, coz he wont will he! but yeah, its the headphones that are most likely to cause harm i would have thought..
 

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at first glance i thought this thread was about buying your kid a dive belt. i thought he must be a pretty naughty kid if you didnt want him to surface.
 

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doesnt have to be loud, ive been teaching my sisters when they show some interest and i just keep the volume as low as possible. as long as they can hear what they are doing then it doesnt have to be banging out realy loud to learn.
 

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turntables would be more fun for a kid id imagine
if i had cdjs at 5 i would of put something in the disc drive like a frog or some mud etc
 

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Getting cheap decks doesn't mean you have to get belt drives. You can probably afford some 2nd hand direct drive turntables.

First decks I got were Numark TT2 from ebay... £100 including mixer. Great decks for learning on and far better than any belt drives.


Or you could just get him DJ Hero, might spark some interest for the future.
 
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