Poll: How many records do you have?

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How many records do you have?

1 to 10
2
1%
11 to 20
1
1%
21 to 50
3
2%
51 to 100
8
5%
101 to 200
10
7%
201 to 500
28
19%
501 to 1000
38
26%
1,001 to 3,000
36
24%
3,001 to 5,000
14
9%
5,001 to 10,000
6
4%
10,001 to 15,000
1
1%
15,001 to 30,000
1
1%
30,001 to 50,000
1
1%
50,001 to 100,000
0
No votes
100,001 to 200,000
0
No votes
200,001 to 500,000
0
No votes
500,001 to 700,000
0
No votes
700,001 to 1,000,000
0
No votes
More than 1,000,000
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 149

VinyldechezPierre
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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 13 May 2019 14:34

audiomodder wrote:
12 May 2019 15:24
Wow, where the heck do you guys find storage space for the stuff? I got 300 in my apartment and I feel like it's on every shelf and counter and floor space...
:lol:

I sometimes wish I still lived in the US so I could visit VM... With, it seems, as many TTs as records, he must live in a mansion. :mrgreen:

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by vinyl master » 15 May 2019 06:22

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
13 May 2019 14:34
audiomodder wrote:
12 May 2019 15:24
Wow, where the heck do you guys find storage space for the stuff? I got 300 in my apartment and I feel like it's on every shelf and counter and floor space...
:lol:

I sometimes wish I still lived in the US so I could visit VM... With, it seems, as many TTs as records, he must live in a mansion. :mrgreen:
Not quite, Pierre...But one must get very creative with the space they have! And sometimes it's not always easy to navigate this space...Sometimes I think what we all need is a warehouse like Zero Freitas here... :shock:



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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by J. S. Bach » 20 May 2019 14:48

Delta17 wrote:
19 Mar 2019 23:04
...snip... oddball things like a popcorn box on a Hot Butter album ...snip...
I actually have that one, I like most of the music on it.
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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 20 May 2019 15:24

vinyl master wrote:
15 May 2019 06:22
Sometimes I think what we all need is a warehouse like Zero Freitas here... :shock:
Believe it or not, just a couple weeks ago, I went and visited a property because of its outbuildings...

Don't get me wrong, the house was very nice; I'm not that insane. But it also had this humongous modern/non descript barn where I could see setting up so much gear, so many albums, a listening room*, etc. :D

* I'm thinking about a public listening room here. There is thing developing here in France of people getting together to listen to 1 album on a good system and then talk about it (the album, not the gear) that I like.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by fade away » 29 May 2019 14:44

Only 50 :wink:
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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by vinyl master » 29 May 2019 16:16

fade away wrote:
29 May 2019 14:44
Only 50 :wink:

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Maybe 50 cubbies worth...I'm sure Shed Man will tell us different! :wink:

Does anyone else find it strange that most people say they have around 3,000 to 5,000 records and yet, almost every VC member on YouTube does their videos in front of a giant wall of records??? 3,000 to 5,000 sounds more like a MILD estimate!! :-k

I mean, look at Q-Tip's collection, for example...



Of course, Too Many Records has too many records, but not as many as some...He talks a little about the pros and cons of a big collection here, though...


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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by No Method » 16 Jun 2019 18:10

I’m afraid my problem is I confuse my collecting with my hoarding.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by Shed man » 16 Jun 2019 18:34

vinyl master wrote:
29 May 2019 16:16
fade away wrote:
29 May 2019 14:44
Only 50 :wink:

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Maybe 50 cubbies worth...I'm sure Shed Man will tell us different! :wink:
I sure can VM :D
Does anyone else find it strange that most people say they have around 3,000 to 5,000 records and yet, almost every VC member on YouTube does their videos in front of a giant wall of records??? 3,000 to 5,000 sounds more like a MILD estimate!! :-k

I mean, look at Q-Tip's collection, for example...



Of course, Too Many Records has too many records, but not as many as some...He talks a little about the pros and cons of a big collection here, though...


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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by zwhita » 24 Jun 2019 15:41

I keep an excel spreadsheet for my collection: 417 Albums and Record Sets, 138 12 inch singles
I don't play CD's anymore, just use the DAC.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 25 Jun 2019 21:42

Using a spreadsheet to catalog anything is like having a dancing bear. It doesn't dance very well. That it dances at all is amazing. A relational database is the best way to catalog a collection of anything. Relational databases are designed to manipulate and search for any type of data. Spreadsheets are designed to manipulate numbers.

If you use Open Office, check out the free Meloman Database template available for download. There are a couple of other music databases. AFAIK they are not free.

FWIW: I use a database I wrote in MS Access Basic to catalog my LP's, CD's and cassettes. I have pared my collection down to ~1K LP's, ~1600 CD's and ~100 casettes.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by davidsss » 26 Jun 2019 12:08

Excel has its charms. It makes a great list, I can store it on my phone and pull it up when record shopping to make sure I don't buy something I already have.

I know a relational database is better but I just can't be bothered. 1,500 records and Excel works for me.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 26 Jun 2019 14:01

I use what, I think, is a relational database software which I presented here:
https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... er#p811067

Started using FileMaker years ago for client and job files as well as other varied things. I now use it mostly for my collections (books, music, and films) because I tend to forget what I have already bought. It's called getting old. :D And, if it doesn't bother me much with a $1 album or book, it's another story with a $25-30 album...

Great db software.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 26 Jun 2019 20:28

One of the beauties about a relational database is that it's relatively easy to customize it for one's own purpose.

At $540 for a single user File Maker Pro is not inexpensive. However, it's a full relational database as is MS Access. The database in Open Office is a full relational database. However, it's free.

OTOH Music Collector ( https://www.collectorz.com/music/music-collector) is $59.95. It's a fully relational database that's purpose built for cataloging music collections. I'm especially attracted by it being installable on multiple PC's for the basic price. I'm tempted to try it.

I do not use my database for playing music. It's only to keep track of my collection much of which is on LP and not liable to be ripped anytime soon.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by E41877 » 04 Aug 2019 01:48

Currently, I have probably close to 10,000 lps. Mostly all things Rock.

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Re: Poll: How many records do you have?

Post by reynolds617 » 18 Aug 2019 19:23

Approximately 200 records (about 15% of which are singles). Maybe 1700 CDs. I was a child of the 80s, so I only started getting into vinyl about 10 years ago. Oh, how much I didn't know I didn't know about what makes one piece of vinyl better than another, run out grooves, and all the arcana associated with this format. Storage considerations are probably going to dictate how much vinyl I actually acquire. I'm already close to maxing out.