You know when your into vinyl when ?

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You know when your into vinyl when ?

Post by MKIV » 26 Oct 2013 15:35

You can look at a sign in 7/11 and know what head shell , cartridge and tonearm it is . Over the soda machine lol

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Post by sfedroid » 26 Oct 2013 18:14

Hehe! When your favourite café is the one next door to the secondhand record shop, regardless of how good the food is (fortunately mine's alright).

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Post by J. S. Bach » 26 Oct 2013 23:31

MKIV wrote:You can look at a sign in 7/11 and know what head shell , cartridge and tonearm it is . Over the soda machine lol
I saw that yesterday and gave it a little thought but was in too much of a hurry to concentrate on it. It is well done, though.

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Post by d51d50 » 27 Oct 2013 03:05

....You wear surgical gloves when you put a record on the platter. :wink:

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Post by J. S. Bach » 27 Oct 2013 03:27

Or you are more interested in the deadwax information than the performance. I had looked at a Glen Gould/Goldberg Variations at a thrift shop only because the cover was in great shape (mine is horrible), I pulled out the record out of force of habit and found it to be a 1S/1S pressing; my first and only.

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Post by ginniegatrit » 27 Oct 2013 14:30

Sort of like the above regarding the performance. I find myself playing LP's based on how good they sound sonically rather than the music that is on them. For instance my Atlanta Rhythym Section record gets played more than my Sly and the Family Stone's Greatest Hits even though I love Sly waaaaay more than ARS. Its a real bummer when some of your favourite artist records just don't sound that good (Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, Mott the Hoople, even the Doors to some extent, at least on my Best of the Doors LP).

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Re: You know when your into vinyl when ?

Post by w_axlrose1 » 27 Oct 2013 22:35

When the preparation of playing a vinyl becomes ritualistic. Going to the record shelves, carefully selecting what you feel like listening to, the noise the record makes as you carefully lower it over the spindle, the satisfying clunk as you power up the amplifier, wiping the record free of dust with the brush along with the stylus, the light thud as the tonearm is lowered to the lead in just before the music starts. For me, vinyl is as much about the prep work as it is about the music itself.

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Post by MonkeyBoy » 28 Oct 2013 02:00

Ginnie, try The Doors' studio albums. They actually were recorded rather well.

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Post by jake » 28 Oct 2013 03:37

You're driving home with 4,000 LP's, and you stop at the Salvation Army and buy a few more.

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Re: You know when your into vinyl when ?

Post by Brian75 » 28 Oct 2013 04:46

...you know the names Alan Zweig and Michael Fremer. =D>
...you're a failed musician and have a substance abuse problem. 8)
...you actually "own" milk crates [-X
...you feel more comfortable, accepted, in control and peaceful in a record store than anywhere else on the planet. :wink:

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Post by george2210 » 28 Oct 2013 17:59

My feet are tapping.

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Post by Lazarus Short » 28 Oct 2013 20:15

You know you're into vinyl if, when you're looking at a used turntable, the first thing you examine is the cartridge stylus and cantilever.

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Re: You know when your into vinyl when ?

Post by remjunky » 28 Oct 2013 23:27

I'd have to agree with Jake. Earlier this year , my aunt gave me 4 crates of records, and I still stopped at the record store that day. It's a habit.

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Post by ginniegatrit » 29 Oct 2013 00:27

MonkeyBoy wrote:Ginnie, try The Doors' studio albums. They actually were recorded rather well.
Yeah? Hmmm... wanted to get a few anyway. The Best of the Doors doesn't have "The End" on it!

Just checked on Amazon.ca - why are the Doors albums $40 to $80? !

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Re: You know when your into vinyl when ?

Post by Brick » 29 Oct 2013 01:10

When people say "You don't work here?" because you have given them better advice on music or equipment in the record store than the actual employees.

On the Doors, if you can find the original brown label pressings on the early albums, they really are better.

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