Louisville Magazine

FEB 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 2.19 65 and paper," the 28-year-old says. "Which is endearing. People love that repair ticket. But it's hell on organization. We're always asking, 'Where's the ticket? Where's the ticket? Does anyone have the ticket?'" Hanna never met Marlene but sees her writing on some of the old tickets. He'd also like to see some organization amid, as Green puts it, "60 years of stacking up." e crew constantly digs through boxes in the store and the even messier warehouse next door. Sometimes they'll find some- thing magical: an old tube amp, or a mid- '50s amplifier Green bought at a yard sale for $20 and sold for $900 on eBay. Hanna wants this place as clean as the '60s photos of original owner Gene Dillingham, pic- tured answering the phone while smoking a cigarette inside. On this day, customers flow in and out. One talks about how "Doc" across the river just died, how Doc's daughter is slowly but surely learning some of the repair work, so she can potentially continue the business. Hanna says, "If there were other people out there, we'd send folks to them." Every- thing's falling on Magnetic Tape now. Han- na disassembles a speaker for a customer. It needs a replacement tweeter — the part that filters higher notes through a speaker, the opposite of a woofer for bass. Hanna recently "worked his keister off" trying to talk a guy into giving him the sentimental speakers, everything dead but the tweeters. Hanna told him, "Look, if you leave these with me, they'll save someone else's stuff." Kind of like being an organ donor. As for Green, he won't go far. He bought the duplex beside Magnetic Tape and has plans to "jack that sucker up 12 foot, put a garage under it, and make a house of it." Says it'll be the home he dies in, the last addition to what he calls "Charlieville." Hanna says, "Charlie World." Hall says, "Charliewood." Below, left to right: James Hall, Ben Smith and current owner Joseph Hanna.

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