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Thread: I've fallen in love.... (301a)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Hmm. Well, the two, two-toned machines I own tend to have speedier or stronger motors than any of the other 301's I've owned. And I've owned quite a few . I don't know exactly why, other than they are newer machines than most of the blacks and mochas.
    I have so not noticed that.
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    that is one pretty machine!!

    side note: by many of the replies... i knew that someday i would find people who would understand me. i have 8 machines and everyone i know irl makes fun of me or calls me crazy. i think i'm home!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have so not noticed that.
    Maybe the motor isn't stronger, but they make a different sound to me.

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    I think that seller is a QB member.

    I would be tempted if the labels were silver. I know, I know... true to Singer... but I dislike gold. It's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amcatanzaro View Post
    I think that seller is a QB member.
    It isn't me - I already have points from something or other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Maybe the motor isn't stronger, but they make a different sound to me.
    It would be interesting to do a test between them and right now I have 3 - two Mocha and that other one... I think the older machine has a bit better feel of the 3. I just can't tell you what that feel is. It probably is just an opinion. Maybe you just got a hold of one that has a better feel. My mothers Featherweight has a feel to it and I have a couple 66s a couple 99 and a 15 with a 'feel' - I'm thinking the feel is some good wear and tear from someone actually using the machine a lot. Something is loosened up and they just want to go and go. My old Elna was like that until the motor died. I haven't found a new one I like yet. I suppose a new paint job would make them look good but then I would be worried about ruining the paint. For use, I'd get an old beat up one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    It would be interesting to do a test between them and right now I have 3 - two Mocha and that other one... I think the older machine has a bit better feel of the 3. I just can't tell you what that feel is. It probably is just an opinion. Maybe you just got a hold of one that has a better feel. My mothers Featherweight has a feel to it and I have a couple 66s a couple 99 and a 15 with a 'feel' - I'm thinking the feel is some good wear and tear from someone actually using the machine a lot. Something is loosened up and they just want to go and go. My old Elna was like that until the motor died. I haven't found a new one I like yet. I suppose a new paint job would make them look good but then I would be worried about ruining the paint. For use, I'd get an old beat up one.
    Both of my two tones are the same. Just a bit more zippy sounding? I currently have 6, 301's and have sold many more and it's strange to me that the two tones seem a bit different to me. But, I have very good ears. And an amazing nose. The eyes, they have let me down. LOL. Although I'm still in the middle or end? of repainting my 99 with daisy decals, usually the battered paint job doesn't bother me in the least. Unless it's truly gone and then begging for new life. But, there is obviously a market for the repaints or they wouldn't be getting done and sold. I don't have a problem bringing new life into machines and making them used for another 50-100 years.
    Last edited by Candace; 03-24-2014 at 09:55 PM.

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    UGH!!! do you really like this far out color??

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    Quote Originally Posted by libby2595 View Post
    that is one pretty machine!!

    side note: by many of the replies... i knew that someday i would find people who would understand me. i have 8 machines and everyone i know irl makes fun of me or calls me crazy. i think i'm home!!
    Libby, welcome Home. We can all relate.

    But, um, only 8 machines? ;-)
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