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Dinked 7″ Records

Dinked 7″ Records

The ‘dinking’ of a 7″ is the process used to punch¬†out a large centre hole in a record. ¬† The process was first introduced in USA so that dinked 7″ records could be played in Jukeboxes. Traditionally the large hole indicated that the 7″ was a 45rpm single. Jukeboxes were by far the most popular way to listen to music during the 1940’s and 50’s so 7″s pressed in the USA were by default pressed with a dinked or large…

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7″ Records with a 4 lug knocked out centre

7″ Records with a 4 lug knocked out centre

Something that’s becoming a lot more popular over recent months is the 7″ record with the 4 lug knocked out centre.     A 7″ cut adaptor is used to cut into the centre and notch out four ‘lugs’, resulting in the consumer having the choice between a standard hole, or a dinked hole. During the 1950’s Capitol Records released a series of 7″s using a tri-center or 3-lug, they named it the Optional Centre or ‘O.C.’ It proved extremely…

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