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    "Consumables" The stuff we will always have to buy at one time or another.

    So I'm in the middle of nightly scratch practice and realize that after less than a couple months the xfader on my new mixer is starting to bleed.
    No biggy, we all know these WILL wear (unless you never use them) and we will need to replace it, not once, not twice but like oil changes in our cars we will need to replace them when we wear them out.

    So then this got me thinking what else?

    Needles for sure
    Vinyl/Control


    Stay at home dj's, pro gig and mobile dj's
    What are your consumables?

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    Earplugs
    cables/Cable Adapters/splitters
    1/8 to 1/4". lol.
    Laptop chargers/batteries

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    Faders can be cleaned and lubed up. Any decent mixer will have non-contact faders.


    Vinyl, carts and headphones can only take so much abuse.

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    CDs are a lot less durable than the manufacturers would have you believe.
    Hard drives do wear out over time. You don't want to be the guy who hasn't made a backup when the 1Tb goes pop.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    Quote Originally Posted by monomer View Post
    Faders can be cleaned and lubed up. Any decent mixer will have non-contact faders.
    Is the inno mini a non contact fader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblade View Post
    "Consumables" The stuff we will always have to buy at one time or another.
    Music - the only true consumable that we just can't get enough of.
    -KLH
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblade View Post
    Is the inno mini a non contact fader?
    all of the innofader range is non-contact of the highest quality.
    the only ones that come close are Rane faders on their scratch mixers.
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    No one mentioned headphones yet. I had my old technics that I loved for about 6 years, they were rock solid and sounded great, but I only played gigs once or twice a month, so they stayed in great condition. Until I went DJing in Spain, for 6 months every night, by the time I got back they were a shadow of their former selves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andymunro View Post
    No one mentioned headphones yet. I had my old technics that I loved for about 6 years, they were rock solid and sounded great, but I only played gigs once or twice a month, so they stayed in great condition. Until I went DJing in Spain, for 6 months every night, by the time I got back they were a shadow of their former selves.
    I have never replaced headphones.

    Protip: Sennheiser HD25
    bored, curious, deaf or just bad taste in music?
    finally a mix by me
    and what's this, another shoddy mix...another dull mix

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    How long have you had them for? It was the ear pads that had just fell to pieces, from months of me sweating on them 6 hours a night and they weren't replaceable, I kept them going for about 18 months afterwards, but finally the arm snapped holding the cup onto the headband and I had to give them a funeral.
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