jc_the_trucker wrote:I can honestly say that accidents can happen causing a record to get scratched even if you are reasonably careful. I've done it myself, and alcohol wasn't involved. Granted, I buy my records cheap at second hand stores and such so most of them already have a few scratches. Maybe I'm just not as careful as someone who buys all their records brand new or mint condition. As such, I'm used to a little surface noise, and that makes me really appreciate my better records.
That said, I probably wouldn't let this guy borrow my records either, just like I don't let any of my friends borrow my records. They all think a crosley or plastic AT or Ion or what have you is the same as my JVC, which admittedly isn't perfect, but it's not a record killer. They also like to leave records sitting flat on a chair outside of their covers.... It makes me cringe. Just tell him your a lunatic audiophile who doesn't let anyone touch any of your hardware or media. It works!
Ha for an example .... tonight I brought hom from his house Blue Oyster Cult double gatefold LP On your feet or on your knees. great live album. This is for a trade ... he goes "This is record is mint, I never played it because I do not care for BOC. I mainly played the first record for a song I liked by them. It is in great shape". I get it home and there is ascratch running the entire length of side 1 and both lead ins are scraped up and noisy. Record 2, the good one is noisy in spots also. The sleeve has slight ringwear and the inner sleeves are not ripped or slit from the record though .... basically the vinyl SHOULD be in great shape judging by the sleeves. I told him I would trade Destruction - Live Without Sense double live gatefold LP. Mine is MINT and assuming his was mint I made the agreement, now I am going to have to tell him no way. I'm not trading a mint record worth about $25 for this damaged stuff.
He can borrow your records and listen to them if
they are played on your system....
you've got minidiscs so you can record the LPs and let him borrow the MD and player....
We have vinyl night once a week and alternate places, he lives up the road a bit not far.
Ho does have good enough equipment.
The problem is he can make fingerprints and scratches using his mind without even touching the record it seems.
I'm at his house going through his gems ... he has tons of records and some rare ones. I pull one out ... scrapes and scratches. Some of these records look like they were keyed lmao.
It isn't every once in a while, it is virtually EVERY single record he owns. he blames it all on parties and letting OTHER people change the records.
He places the needle on there by hand for one thing which is okay ... I do that but he misses three times in a row 'zriip zripp zrippp".
he is also plagued by "yeah I used to have that album ... lent it out and it never came back". He is just sloppy .... I just can;t do that.
My records are in great shape still, some have the occasional accident which always happens to everyone but it is not very often. Like the other day an LP slipped out of my grip and it landed on the speed selector button and left a nice little mark.
This though with him, just ridiculous.