josephazannieri wrote:Yo megatrends:
Here is a bizarre hypothesis that may explain your damage.
I hurt a couple of records by letting them lie in one place on a turntable that was lit by a closely spaced overhead halogen lamp. In other words, I turned off the turntable and let record sit for a couple of hours under halogen lamp. Surface of record evidently got hot, but just in a small area, and I would up with about a 1 inch diameter depression in the record surface. Of course the minute I saw the damage and figured out what caused it I replaced the halogen lights with lo-temp LED's and cured the problem. Your problem sounds similar, like a localized intense heat source, perhaps an open bulb lying on the record cover?
And good luck from the old purveyor of bizarre hypotheses,
Interesting thought, trying to remember what I had for a setup years ago. This could be possible given the amazingly thin record to begin with.
I will think more on this and try to remember what I had for a setup. This hasn't happened to any other records I have I should add. I absolutely never leave a record on the turntable to begin with but may have for whatever reason, someone knocked at the door etc.
chosenhandle wrote:you mention PVC sleeves, did that record have a paper or plastic sleeve around it?
It is in the glossy paper sleeve sold with the record new, I have 2 copies of this record and they both have the same glossy paper sleeve. One record is damaged and one is not.
I do not use PVC sleeves and the only clear protective sleeves I do have are because they are rare or rare and mint records. I made sure those had safe clear sleeves. I have owned those for a couple of decades at least and no damage on those.
This damage just seems so random and the only clue I have is that record is an unusually thin flimsy record and as stated the other record that is the same artists and same album title has a thicker vinyl.
Maybe as suggested above it lay on the turntable under a lamp and because it was so thin and probably a factory second poor quality batch of vinyl damaged easily. The factory that manufactured it may have had the press set wrong and made the records too thin?? They were not caught by quality control during inspection, if they were even inspected.
It isn't warped at all, straight a ruler. it is just glazed like it melted slightly and it gave it a gloss sheen and sounds like tape hiss in between songs and when songs are playing.
truth is I'll probably never know, was hoping someone in here encountered this before.
I am certainly not worried about my other records. This is one single record that was sandwiched in between other records all these years and those records are fine which adds to the mystery.
EDIT, I FINALLY DID IT!! It took literally 70 pictures just to get these few but you can see what I am talking about with some photoshopped text directional arrows etc.
Okay tell me what did this or if you have seen it before. To repeat the record was stored in between others that got no damage, the paper sleeve is a glossy type sleeve, nothing special and no clear sleeves have ever been around this record. The vinyl record is unusually thin compared to other vinyls.