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    Ive been offered to buy a jukebox what I believe to be a rockola 481 (searched pics on the net) in working order with records for $800 ,I no zilch about these things but I thought it might compliment my gamesroom as I have a few 70s pinball machines. Would it be worth forking out the $800 or not . Cheers Les.

  • #2
    I think jukes look great but for less money you can make a PC based cab which will sound better, and give you the option of thousands of songs as apposed to 1 or 200 from an old juke.

    But thats just me, YMMV

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    • #3
      I have no idea what they're worth. I personally wouldn't pay $800.00 but then it might be worth a lot more

      Check these pages out:

      http://www.pinballrebel.com/archive/.../r481/r481.htm

      And if you do buy it I'd buy this too =)

      http://cgi.ebay.it/Rockola-481-Max2-...mZ330261034744

      Cheers,
      Brad
      My Projects - Space Invaders Bartop, Williams A-Go-Go, Galaxian Bartop, Jukebox Kiosk 1&2, Jukebox Kiosk 3, Virtual Minipin, Generic Upright, MultiCab, Rampage,

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      • #4
        these are great jukes

        they do however weight a tonne!!!

        I have a rock-ola ultra and it is a monster
        Ric
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        • #5
          hi pinfrog
          i have an r-85 rowe ami which has cost me all up around $2000. I think its the best piece of equipment out of my whole collection. If your into that old record sound & love old music, i would pay $800 for it, bare in mind though make sure its working properly if not it can very costly and difficult to find parts. My machine cost me $1600 before i had to buy & repair preamps, needles etc. I thought i had overpaid but looking at ebay & what they go for im not so sure. I was offered $2200 for mine from my uncle but declined his offer. I hope this answers some questions.
          daniel.

          by the way, they do weigh a tonne, so you dont want to be moving them very often.

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          • #6
            hey mate

            i got a 463 77 model

            i paid 1200 with arcade cabinets (all working) came with 153 records

            they compliment a games room nice.

            800 seems a good price and if you dont want it im sure you could make your $$ back easy enough.

            and you will be surprised at the sound quality too.

            and yes rockola is farking heavy

            took 4 guys to lift mine on the ute
            you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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            • #7
              Going by the info I can find a 481 is 1980
              http://www.kuijs.net/rock-ola/1980.htm
              as for parts and info there are a few good people here in Perth that can help

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              • #8
                guy around from joey is a jukebox guru
                you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                • #9
                  481 jukebox

                  Would that be an older guy by the name Iva.

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                  • #10
                    iva is one the other guy is simon crimp
                    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                    • #11
                      Knowing absolutely nothing about jukeboxes i'd say for $800 if it is in working order, grab it.

                      You couldn't build a MP3 jukebox for less than that, so even if it's completely stuffed you could pull it apart and hook in an ipod or even a PC to play MP3's. And you'd have a pretty cool bit of gear.
                      Retired

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                      • #12
                        just remembered my old mate mention back when they sited these also had the mechanisms swapped to CD to keep up with the times.

                        so being a record still is a good find
                        you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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