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    Does anyone know of anywhere that still manufactures flexidiscs . . . ?

    Light Googling hasn't helped so far . . .  

  • #2
    I did a lot of heavy googling last year - and mild emailing, and mid-tempo telephoning - to no avail. Best answer I could get (from UK, USA and Europe) was that the last place was the plant that pressed the Biz Markie flexi in Grand Royal magagzine a few years ago, but they've either closed or stopped the flexis...
    but I'd love to be proved wrong mate!!!
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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    • #3
      i read an article someone posted to a mailing list about the last plant that made them closing down. can't remember which list though, possibly the Exotica list

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      • #4
        Not exactly an answer, but this is a pretty cool site anyway...

        http://www.wfmu.org/MACrec/

        Then again, maybe if you ask the guy running it if HE knows, sounds like Eastern Europe might just possibly offer something...?

        Just a thought...
        a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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        • #5
          Cheers for the replies Chaps.

          A little gentle emailing might have leads on one plant that will do them, but very expense ( will post more details if I get them ) Also . . .

          "i know a guy who does lathe cut vinyl (well strange plastic, not vinyl actually..!) min run 1 copy i think! or maybe 10 copies.."

          I don't understand what this means, but am following it up too . . .

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          • #6
            isn't that where you cut the grooves into a blank disc rather than mold them as normal with liquid vinyl in a press...?

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            • #7
              the vestax vinylcutter style ?

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              • #8
                I don't have anything useful to add, 'cept to say that I must have followed the same sort of leads as John - leading to the scene of the Grand Royal flexi ... no one I know 'in the industry' (ahem) can shed any light on who might be producing them now. Although I still ask everyone I come across who works in manufacturing / production. If I ever find out, I'll be sure to share ...

                Si.

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                • #9
                  There's a bit of info about the lathe cutting gentleman here . . .

                  http://home.attbi.com/~cassetto/

                  he's called peter king.

                  Does sound much like someone with something like a Vestax vinylcutter, except he's been doing it since the 80's.

                  Shaped & picture discs, but nothing to do with flexidiscs

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                  • #10
                    Got an address for possible flexidisc manufacture . . .

                    Ken Brisbin
                    Erika Records Manufacturing
                    12031 Regentview Avenue
                    Downey, CALIFORNIA 90241
                    Wk: (562) 904-2701
                    Fx: Fax (562) 904-2733

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                    • #11
                      There was a Money Mark flexidisk in an ish of Dazed and Confused a coupla years back - maybe you could try them?

                      contact@confused.co.uk
                      Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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                      • #12
                        I have a cornelius flexi that came with my gp3. This was maybe 2 years ago.
                        www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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                        • #13
                          Just when y'all thought the UK flexi trail was dead - a chance tip-off about a Pete Docherty flexi on a recent issue of Amelia's Magazine - http://www.ameliasmagazine.com - and a lovely email from Amelia herself, has revealed that they were manufactured by a certain Henry Lavelle at Modo Productions, 11 Codrington Mews, London W11 2EH

                          I've got phone numbers if anyone wants ....

                          R'Funk x
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                          • #14
                            WAHEY!

                            *shakes the dr's hand*

                            if you could let me know the number, that would be great, thanks!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hayes
                              WAHEY!

                              *shakes the dr's hand*

                              if you could let me know the number, that would be great, thanks!
                              PM you are having ...
                              FunkyDown
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