the differences between the jukeboxes you hire?
There are three main differences between the jukeboxes we offer
for hire. Firstly, some are digital and some play CDs and the second is
the look between the different models. The third difference is between
the Digital Video Nostalgia and the others. The Video Digital Nostalgia
comes pre-loaded with every top 40 hit since 1952 whereas the other models
come with a supply of 70-90 albums.
I choose the music pre-loaded onto my jukebox?
With all the jukeboxes except for the Digital Nostalgia you
can choose what music from our catalogue of music is loaded. If you want
to choose the music going into your jukebox, we ask that this list is
emailed to us at least three weeks before the date of hire. Our list of
cds can be seen via the Music paragraph about half way down on the hire
page at our website http://www.jukebox45s.com . The first two lists there
show all the artwork and track details. Once you have chosen the albums
you require, please then cut and paste the titles of the cds from the
third list (keeping them in the alphabetical order as shown there) and
email these to us. Please ensure you get an email back from us confirming
safe recipt of your list.
Please note that we will do our best to provide all of
the cds you have listed, but invariably one or two may be unavailable.
If any of the cds in your list are of particular importance (say for your
first dance at a wedding etc) , please make these known to us.
The Digital Nostalgia comes pre-loaded with every top
40 hit since 1952 - but this can not be edited.
should I hire a jukebox and not a DJ?
Essentially Jukeboxes look great and do what they are told.
All the reports we get back are that customers have a far more successful
party than they have experienced in the past when using a DJ. We really
don't like to be critical of every DJ; there are some very good DJs on
the hire circuit, but there are all too many that are not. With your guests
choosing the songs, they will more readily dance and enjoy themselves.
The jukeboxes also provide a great Wow factor.
will the jukebox be delivered and collected?
With weekend hires, we normally try to deliver the jukebox on the
preceeding Thursday or Friday and will collect the jukebox on the following
Sunday or Monday. If your party is being held at a function room, we will
contact the manager to discuss this. In any event we will arrange a convenient
delivery time for you.
what jukeboxes can I use the USB function?
This can be sued with the Jukebox In A Box, The Digital Silversmith
and the Digital Americana.
the jukeboxes be used in marquees?
Yes. If you are holding your function in a marquee,
then we do recommend that you have some extra speakers supplied. A lot
of sound can be lost through the fabric of the marquee and so it is important
that this is compensated by having the extra volume that the extra speakers
will provide. We also ask that when your marquee suppliers arrive, you
mention that you are having a jukebox and ask that a small flat area is
constructed aside the dance floor, so that the jukebox can stand level.
the jukebox loud enough? Will the jukebox need any extra speakers?
It all depends on the size of the room where your party is being held
and the number of people that are attending. The jukeboxes are very loud
and are usually loud enough for normal sized house rooms. If you are planning
on a very loud party we would recommend some extra speakers to avoid any
distortion being put through the jukebox.
the jukeboxes be easily moved?
Apart from the Silversmith
jukebox, each of the jukeboxes are on a set of castors and can be easily
wheeled about. The Silversmith can be supplied with a small trolley if
you think you may need to move it during the course of the hire.
venue are concerned about the level of noise. Will the jukebox be too
We hire to lots of
venues where the level of noise needs to be considered. In these instances,
when we deliver the jukebox, we can consult the venue staff and limit
or cap off the upper limit of the volume at the amplifier. The volume
control that you and your guests have access to will not then go above
this upper limit.
sort of lights do you hire?
are rope lights, lights that flash in time to the music, strobe lights
and rotating lights. . All of these are easily used and simply switch
on and off.
does the wireless microphone work?
This is a professional
microphone. With it being wireless the microphone can be passed between
people, such as the speech makers at a wedding. The speakers or the jukebox
need to be sited where the speeches are being made.
the Jukeboxes on freeplay?
There's no need to
put any money into the jukeboxes. They are all set on free play.
Are there gaps between the songs?
The CD jukeboxes
are programmed to play the songs selected in the order that they physically
sit within the carousel. This means that the gap between the songs is
negligible. With the Digital Jukeboxes there are no gaps.
are some hire jukeboxes more expensive than others?
All of the jukeboxes have the same sound quality - they all sound great.
The additional hire charge for some models reflects the actual cost of
the jukebox to us and its running costs and upkeep. All of our jukeboxes
look great and customers are always impressed with their look.
How far ahead should we book our jukebox?
recommend booking as far ahead as possible. It is not always logistically
possible to deliver and hire out every one of the hire jukeboxes. We have
some bookings a year or two ahead.
what order do the selections play?
CD jukeboxes play the selection closest to the current selection that
is playing within the carousel. This is the best way of having the selections
play as it means that the music is more likely to be of the same genre
and style. So if people are dancing and enjoying themselves they will
continue to hear similar music. The Digital Jukeboxes play the songs in
the order they were selected.
is the stereo inside the jukebox for?
The mini-stereo that we have wired into the jukebox can be used to play
tapes, cds and the radio through the jukebox. This is great for New Year's
Eve as Big Ben can be played through the jukebox at 12:00am. It also provides
the opportunity to play a pre-recorded tape or cd beginning to end as
background music. It is also there as a backup. If there was a failure
in the jukebox you would still have music at your function.
the smoke machine or fog machine any good?
These are both good fun. The bubble machine produces thousands of bubbles
and always puts a smile on people's faces. The same can be said for the
fog machine. The bubble machine can make wooden floors slippy if used
excessively and the fog machine can soon fill a small sized room. But
used soberly, or a little soberly, they add to the occasion and will prove
popular with your guests.
don't you hire Wurlitzer jukeboxes?
is by far the most famous name of a jukebox manufacturer. Unfortunately
this does not mean that they produce the best jukeboxes. We hire the Sound
& Leisure Manhatten and Digital Nostalgia jukeboxes. These area better
built jukeboxes and because it is made by a British manufacturer are more
readily repaired and kept running. In actual fact the Manhatten and Digital
Nostalgia are more expensive jukeboxes than their Wurlitzer counterpart,
but the running costs are less.Many people only know the Wurlitzer name
- but trust us, the Manhatten and Digital Nostalgia are better built dometop
are selections made on the jukebox?
For the CD jukeboxes the selections or tracks are selected by keying in
numbers at the keyboard on the front of the jukebox. The title cards are
viewed through by scrolling them with two buttons that move them left
and right. When the viewer sees a cd they like, they then key in that
cd number say 131. They then choose a track off that cd and key in its
number say 03. (If you select a track below ten then the number must be
preceeded by a zero - so 8 is 08, 4 is 04 etc.). For the digital jukeboxes,
the selections are made by touching the screen.
for longer than one night?
If you wish to hire for a longer period, then give us a call and we will
quote for this.
many Jukeboxes do you have for hire?
the time of writing we have seventeen jukeboxes permanently set up for
hire. These consist of two Silversmith jukeboxes, one Digital Nostalgia,
two Manhttan and twelve Americana jukeboxes. We have two vans on the road
delivering and collecting the jukeboxes.
do you describe your jukeboxes as full sized jukeboxes?
reason is because we are aware that some other hirers are hiring three
quarter sized jukeboxes. Basically small jukeboxes that were designed
for the home and were never intended to be used commercially. These are
perfectly good jukeboxes for the home, but are inadequate for commercial
use. Another reason is because customers are always pleased/surprised
as to the size of the jukebox, so clearly it needed to be mentioned somewhere
that the jukeboxes we hire are full sized machines.
reliable are the jukeboxes, do you ever experience any problems?
jukeboxes are very reliable. Essentially jukeboxes are designed and built
to stand in pubs and clubs to earn money. They would not be used by landlords
and managers if they were prone to breaking down. We take great care of
our jukeboxes and are confident in their reliability. During the past
two years and the hundreds of hires we have done in that time, we have
had just two problems arise. Both of these were solved over the phone
and were resolved in under 5 mins of telephone support.
hire for TV, Theatre and Trade Shows?
We have hired jukeboxes to Channel 4's Big Brother, ITV Quiz Shows and
other TV Programmes - Trade Shows (The NEC, Olympia, Earls Court etc)
and Theatre productions. We have also hired jukeboxes to opening days
for shops and school fun days.
tracks be cancelled/rejected?
until keying in the last digit a cancel button can be pressed and a different
track can be selected. Once a track is playing this can be rejected by
pressing a reject button that is on the volume control.
do we book a jukebox?
order to secure the booking we ask that a £50.00 deposit is made
payable and sent to us at Jukebox45s, 347 Billing Road East, Abington Vale, Northampton, NN3 3LL.
With the deposit we would be grateful if you
would confirm: the date of booking, your full name, home address and contact
telephone numbers; also a contact name for the venue (if different) and
their contact telephone numbers and address.
this page has been informative and helped you in considering the hire
of a jukebox for your party. But if we have missed anything either drop
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