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  • CONDITION OF LPs (SLIGHT RETURN)

    WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS........
    can any body make me fell better by admitting that they don't take very good care of their vinyl (... but are protected by the knowledge that they are never gonna sell them anyway)

    i rarely buy a mint LP if there's a cheaper vg+ ex- on cheaper offer (unless it's a BIGGY)
    kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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    I only treat my records bad if I'm djing and they are new. Then I lob them all bag in the bag without putting them back in sleeves.

    I *try* not to do this with my proper records.
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    • #3
      OK
      whats the rarest record anyones (accident) ruined? I (personally) wont judge you.
      kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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      • #4
        Vocal Patterns. I was selling a double on the bay and I put it on my technics to check it wasn't dished.

        Was totally mint and perfect. I took it off the platter and my hands slipped and I then proceeded to scrape it down the little light thats on the turntable.

        Yup. Cost me about £60 that.
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        • #5
          Before any other Hero mentions it, Sun Ra's 'Night Of The Purple Moon'. I failed to remove an edge warp (actually I managed it, but also removed the grooves at the same time)...
          You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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          • #6
            I buy records to use, play and enjoy the music.
            I would never buy a record and never play it.
            I'm in it for the music - not the collecting / completist side of it.
            That doesn't mean I'm not careful about my albums though - but I'm not gonna buy something and tuck it away just so I can say I got something worth hundreds of quid.
            That doesn't mean I haven't paid a lot for some items in my collection - there are one or two I paid close to £100 for - but still - they're gonna be played end enjoyed - that's what I bought them for.
            As far as M- or VG+ or EX etcetera - I try to pick up as good copies as I can find for an affordable price, but from what I've heard about Britain compared to Sweden, prices are way lower over here - the difference between M- and VG++ is normally not as big as you have it overseas...
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            and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sermad
              Vocal Patterns. I was selling a double on the bay and I put it on my technics to check it wasn't dished.

              Was totally mint and perfect. I took it off the platter and my hands slipped and I then proceeded to scrape it down the little light thats on the turntable.

              Yup. Cost me about £60 that.
              Didn't you drop a Stanley knife on some library record too?

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              • #8
                Dom, who some of you know, has got a nice cig burn on 'stances le sophie' (it IS on theme de yoyo too)
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                • #9
                  haha no it was a big fat knife. I was opening up a copy of madame claude and the knife slipped outta my hands.

                  Went daggers down straight into the record and missed my foot by about 2 inch. I think I gave it to someone here on the forum. Cost me 30 bones too! ahha.
                  Last edited by sermad; 16-02-2005, 01:20 PM.
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                  • #10
                    I scored about six original Studio one albums for a fiver each- Im Brooks,Gaylads, Delroy Wilson- and went to the pub to celebrate, accidentally propping them up next to the boiling hot water pipe near my seat. The moral being: dont dilly dally on the way.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sermad
                      haha no it was a big fat knife. I was opening up a copy of madame claude and the knife snipped outta my hands.
                      I've come close to doing that too...
                      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                      • #12
                        Ive done worse. I just pressed 500 records and had them in the back of my car which was a hatchback at the time. Didnt bother unloading the car and went out and got totally leathered on *the* hottest day of the year.

                        Woke up next day to about 100 of the buggers turned into instant ashtrays. There is a funny pic of all of them somewhere.
                        Last edited by sermad; 16-02-2005, 01:44 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Theres an interesting article in an older wax poeticss (issue 4/5?) about "Patina", a term used to describe antiques that show character because they have been enjoyed, and show signs of age.
                          The same can be applied to records, names writen on the cover, a bit of ringwear, it all tells the story of where the records have come from.
                          Made me look at collecting a little differently, especially if there's a big difference in price!

                          When i use my (generally new) records to DJ with, I'll mark up cue's, put big A's or B's on the side I like to play. Some of these records will go on to be worth money in the future but what the heck, while there mine I'm gonna enjoy em
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sermad
                            Ive done worse. I just pressed 500 records and had them in the back of my car which was a hatchback at the time. Didnt bother unloading the car and eent out and got totally leathered on *the* hottest day of the year.

                            Woke up next day to about 100 of the buggers turned into instant ashtrays. There is a funny pic of all of them somewhere.
                            I've left my record bag in the boot when it's been hot,
                            a few of them warped, i couldn't figure out why at first, then the penny droped.
                            Silly really.
                            That annoyeyd me as they had deteriated in quality, not through enjoyment, but through stupidity!!!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DOKO*ENO
                              WHAT I MEANT TO SAY WAS........
                              can any body make me fell better by admitting that they don't take very good care of their vinyl (... but are protected by the knowledge that they are never gonna sell them anyway)

                              i rarely buy a mint LP if there's a cheaper vg+ ex- on cheaper offer (unless it's a BIGGY)
                              Sir A,
                              I was indeed heartened and warmed during my recent visitation with the B-Music purveyors of liquid sounds at the cornerhouse. I'm a record chump (as andrew will confirm ) and far from a collector but i do try to take best care i can of what i've got as it makes sense considering the effort/time that goes into trackin some of this stuff down. However, I must say that when i saw a table strewn with gems and nuggets from across the globe i soiled my undergarments just a little. It looked fuckin A and would have made one hell of an album cover!
                              Its a fine line between not getting pasted and tending your plastic flock like a man possessed coz that what it would take, that and maybe a few dobermanns with elastics round their lanyards just to keep em evil.

                              and as my ol hawking instructor used to say...'you can't take them with you'

                              hear me now.
                              MODZ
                              Hero No.9
                              Last edited by Col Wolfe; 09-12-2009 at 10:37 PM.
                              THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER CRIPZ AT SOME POINT ITS HARD TO SAY

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