• The February Vinyl Thread - There's a single eyelash on my record? IT'S NOT NEAR MINT ANYMORE
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all i can do is fantasise about what i'll be able to buy when I have a job
[IMG]http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o202/akayz_people/553808_10151004559651465_84494175_n.jpg[/IMG]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/HeGdP.jpg?4102[/img] My shop's bag :smugdog:
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;36650146][img]http://i.imgur.com/HeGdP.jpg?4102[/img] My shop's bag :smugdog:[/QUOTE] I may have bought records from there before :v:
The webshop is pretty big supposedly, the shop's in Edinburgh
My Mum does estate sales every once and a while for old folks, and every time she cleans out a house she gives me all of the records that were left behind. So I now have about 8 45's, 50 78's (Which includes collections ect. ect.) and around 100 53's. Anyway, we went to a place today and I ended up picking up a shazload of 78's, one of them was a Billie Holiday collection and I'm finding that some of the records stop about 30 seconds before they should be... I have no manual function for my player so I'm not quite sure how to fix this, having Easy living stop 30 seconds too early is really really annoying... So any solutions you guys can think of?
Just started my vinyl collection. Got [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubular_Bells]Tubular Bells[/url] and [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Head_(album)]Machine Head[/url].
oooh here, my dear in mint condition, and i snagged it for a cool 5er
[QUOTE=flamehead5;36657563]My Mum does estate sales every once and a while for old folks, and every time she cleans out a house she gives me all of the records that were left behind. So I now have about 8 45's, 50 78's (Which includes collections ect. ect.) and around 100 53's.Anyway, we went to a place today and I ended up picking up a shazload of 78's, one of them was a Billie Holiday collection and I'm finding that some of the records stop about 30 seconds before they should be... I have no manual function for my player so I'm not quite sure how to fix this, having Easy living stop 30 seconds too early is really really annoying... So any solutions you guys can think of?[/QUOTE] if your record player has auto return (nearly all do), it's because its configured to return earlier/further from the middle than your records are made. See if you can configure or switch it off. i got this today, sealed. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/OcDMM.jpg[/IMG]
yeah that looks like something you would listen to
I've never had a record player with auto-return, is it a more American thing?
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;36661479]I've never had a record player with auto-return, is it a more American thing?[/QUOTE] They're pretty much a standard with most conventional record players. Technics pretty much never use auto-return, but most pioneers do. It's usually the belt driven tables that have it.
yeah, mine auto-returns, and surprise surprise it's a belt-driven pioneer
I've got a Thorens and had a Numark, guess it must be a brand thing
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;36661827]I've got a Thorens and had a Numark, guess it must be a brand thing[/QUOTE] I got a fully manual Thorens aswell (TD160). Which one do you have?
My vinyl collection [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_srIxXWVeA&feature=plcp[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tll8cR9tCrY&feature=plcp[/media]
[QUOTE=eichhornch;36669596]I got a fully manual Thorens aswell (TD160). Which one do you have?[/QUOTE] TD166, it's not as nice as yours but it came with an upgraded cart and I got it cheap :v:
I don't think describing vinyl as "more realistic" is getting through to many, it just comes off as showy imo. What do others say when people ask why you listen?
I think it's fun and I like the interactivity of it. I also appreciate the large form artwork and any other additional things they come with. Plus I think it sounds nice.
[QUOTE=Take_Opal;36677855]I think it's fun and I like the interactivity of it. I also appreciate the large form artwork and any other additional things they come with. Plus I think it sounds nice.[/QUOTE] okay, how about the people will a bit of intelligence then. :v:
I remember hearing it described somewhere as the difference between driving a manual and driving an automatic. With a manual, you feel more in touch with the car. Automatic can be smoother and easier. They both have perks, but it's all up to personal preference.
and ultimately, manual is better anyway
It's black crack
[QUOTE=AK'z;36674819]I don't think describing vinyl as "more realistic" is getting through to many, it just comes off as showy imo. What do others say when people ask why you listen?[/QUOTE] Vinyl sounds wider, that's as blunt as I can make it. On a good vinyl I can hear deeper basses and higher trebles, very rarely any signs of compression and the individual instruments have much more breathing room between eachother
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;36681923]Vinyl sounds wider, that's as blunt as I can make it. On a good vinyl I can hear deeper basses and higher trebles, very rarely any signs of compression and the individual instruments have much more breathing room between eachother[/QUOTE] ahh, too complex an answer for the average joe. How about something you'd say to someone with a bit of sense but not overly obsessed.
Can't you just be like "It is fun and I like it." and if they try to argue that than call them dummies.
Update to my vinyl collection from my post on the previous page: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIKW2Ss9KQk[/media]
[t]http://i.imgur.com/eNTNx.jpg[/t] Add these to my collection today.
[t]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/534680_2992479669604_2048841155_n.jpg[/t] My very first vinyl. Got it for $2.
you americans have some really neat things in thrift stores where as we have nothing. I was blown away by a Tom Waits record I found in one, but that's all.
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