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  • Ever ruined a record. by mistake?

    ever ruined a record by mistake?
    dropped it, smashed it?
    ever smashed a really expensive record, or completely scratched it while trying to be careful? the more expensive the better.
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  • #2
    Dropped plenty but the only one I've managed smash. Worth well under — sorry to disappoint!

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    • #3
      Just listening to it again there. Mega record. Must buy it again.
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      • #4
        I tried to remove a slight edge warp from a 45, Larry's Rebels - 'Painter Man' since you ask, by using the steam from a kettle technique. I ended up with a 45 that looked like one of those cup cake cases. First and last time I've ever tried to remove a warp.

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        • #5
          I took a record I had never played out for a Christmas swap cd for here once, dropped, knocked the needle over if and scuffed all one side up ine one quick movement. thought it would be easy to replace. turns out a replacement is £199
          https://www.discogs.com/Marilyn-Mans...release/257842

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          • #6
            I found an original paper label specials 7" at a boot sale for 20p. left it on the parcel shelf if the car I was in while I went for lunch. came back to a fancy paper label flower pot
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            • #7
              Never anything expensive but I had warped LP in a double LP if that makes sense. 'Coldcut - Let us Play'. It's disk 1 from memory and it was so warped it made the needle jump in the air for most of the audio on both sides. So after various things like leaving it flat under a huge pile of heavy stuff for months and various DIY getting rid of warps you read about on the internet (I never tried any Oven related shenanigans.) I decided to follow a YouTube video where a guy was bending a warped record round and around to get it flat again. He showed in his video that it worked however after my attempt I was left with a record snapped in pieces!
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              • #8
                Twice; both times trying to remove warps. The first one ( I can't remember what it was now) was an overall warp and I thought I'd have a go at that, 'in the oven on a very low heat for a very specific amount of time' method. It was probably slightly too long, and slightly too hot. When I took it out it no longer had grooves. The next time I attempted to deal with a warp the LP had a terrible edge warp so couldn't be played without the tonearm achieving lift off. I wondered if it could be manipulated out by hand. The answer was no, it couldn't- at least not without cracking it. It wasn't a hugely expensive record but it was bloody annoying. It was this. The last time I tried to fix a warp I tried that, 'leaving it in the sun under two heavy bits of glass' method. I didn't want to chance putting it outside so I left it in our conservatory, in direct sun, for a week. Nothing, bugger all, waste of time. Warps are the devil to sort, I tell you.
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                • #9
                  The only thing our conservatory does is warp records as opposed to unwarping them it also makes the front room sweltering hot in summer which also happens to be the only place I can keep and play my vinyl. I dearly hope in the future to be able to knock it down!
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                  • #10
                    I fumbled a lovely original UK press of Can's Monster Movie a few days after I bought it. The record jammed into my turntable, which resulted in a nasty gouge right on 'Mary, Mary'.

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                    • #11
                      Knelt on, and snapped, John Cooper Clarke's Innocents EP years ago. It was my dads copy, never told him I broke it.

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                      • #12
                        Yes. Dropped my NM Leon Thomas Blues and the soulful truth on the edge and cracked it about halfway through. Have kept it since the 2 tracks closest to the middle on each side still play. But it's painful.
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                        • #13
                          Got back from Belgium last week and was struck down with the dreaded lurgy/ oriental venereal plague* which meant antibiotics plus an assortment of oddly coloured additional pills for a week or so, all of which left me a bit groggy. Three days into this regimen I went for a gander in my local Disk Union and took three LPs to the counter to listen to. Promptly let the middle one slip out from between the others and land edge on to the floor. Smash. Luckily it was the cheapest of the three, but it was one a friend had asked me to look out for, and the first copy I'd seen in months so a bit of a pisser.

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                          • #14
                            My 2 year old daughter destroyed one side of a limited press drum and bass 12" on Sci Wax Retro (for info these records sell out and then a month later go for 3-5 times the original cost) by smashing the needle into the record causing multiple clicks. My own fault for leaving it playing within her reach but I was gutted. Luckily a cheapish copy came up for sale on Discogs so I jumped on it the second it was listed and managed to sell my copy cheap (other side played fine).

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                            • #15
                              Gal costa 1969 lp não identificado. Dropped on solid hard wood floor smashed in two

                              I've also heat warped a carr & rendell - change is ; still plays but looks a mess.

                              That hurt a lot.

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