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Published on Jun 20, 2006
The Record Reverser is Top Quality Rock & Roll...'s totally sweet adapter that allows you to play records backwards -perfectly- on must pro turntables. Invented by mike d... (Mike Dereniewski) in 2005, The Record Reverser was a labor of love that spent nearly five years in the developmental stages, as the design was obsessively fine-tuned.
Having been the host of Skrockin' Yer Butow... at Dearborn/Detroit's 89.3 WHFR.FM at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan for the past 15 years, mike d... was exposed to many tricks of trade known by college DJs, including a method of reconfiguring a turntable to allow it play records backwards. The method did work, however, it was quite clumsy - you had to eyeball it to try and center the record on the turntable, and a heavy object such as an empty coffee cup was needed to hold the record down.
Knowing that there must be a better way, mike d... started working on a preliminary design in 1999. Through trial and error, the final design was realized in early 2005. Using discarded albums that were destined for the dumpster and a variety of other materials, mike d... started making Record Reversers at home and by the fall of 2005, offered them to several independent shops such as Stormy Records (Dearborn, MI), Aquarius Records (San Francisco, CA), Quimby's Bookstore & Reckless Records (Chicago, IL). They were an immediate hit and the demand for more Record Reversers began to grow.
TQR&R... is now producing Record Reversers on a daily basis. They are made from actual records, so each one is unique - you never know which titles will end up being on your Record Reverser. (We'd like to note that TQR&R... is whole-heartedly against destroying good records - we only use records that were rescued from being thrown away...)