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Manufactured by:
Vestax, Japanese, 1977 - 2014  Search this
Used by:
Grand Wizzard Theodore, American, born 1963  Search this
plastic, metal, felt and rubber
H x W x D (2015.186a): 5 × 17 3/4 × 15 in. (12.7 × 45.1 × 38.1 cm)
L x W (2015.186b): 40 × 5/16 in. (101.6 × 0.8 cm)
turntables (sound device component)
Place used:
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Vestax PDX-2000 turntable made of plastic and metal.The body of the turntable is made of silver plastic. The top left corner of the turntable has a black and silver power button. The top right corner has a black tonearm with a needle that slides from the right side of the top of the turntable to the platter at the center. The lower right corner of the top of the turntable has red and black type that reads: [Vestax / PDX-2000]. Below the type are controls for pitch, reverse, quartz lock and speed adjustment. The lower left corner of the top of the turntable has three buttons for start/stop, 33 rpm, and 45 rpm. The back of the turntable has an output jack, ground terminal, remote control jack, AC cord as well as the model information. Black and white type on the back reads: [Vestax / MODEL NO. PDX-2000 / 120V ~ 60Hz 50W / MADE IN JAPAN / SERIAL NO. / 1YU300486]. The bottom of the turntable has two caution warnings and places for the turntable feet.
A black and red ground wire (2015.186b) is also found with the turntable.
A black felt slipmat (2015.186c) is on the deck, with white type on the felt reads: [SCRATCH DJ ACADEMY / SCRATCH.COM / [Facebook logo] ScratchDJAcademy [Twitter logo] @ScratchAcademy].
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Grand Wizzard Theodore
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture