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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #480 on: March 16, 2018, 01:32:32 PM »
I desperately need a new record player. All I have is one of those shitty Crosby ones that basically fuck up your records. Any tips on something that'll be good on my wallet yet decent in sound?
I would suggest hitting a thrift shop or flea market and getting an old player if parts aren't working get em cheap on ebay. Magnavox is great in my opinion

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #481 on: March 16, 2018, 03:54:19 PM »
I desperately need a new record player. All I have is one of those shitty Crosby ones that basically fuck up your records. Any tips on something that'll be good on my wallet yet decent in sound?

The best deal you'll probably get on something that is in good working condition is at a pawn shop, and then i'd just get a replacement stylus online (will significantly improve the sound)

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #482 on: March 16, 2018, 04:41:27 PM »
I desperately need a new record player. All I have is one of those shitty Crosby ones that basically fuck up your records. Any tips on something that'll be good on my wallet yet decent in sound?
How do you define “good on the wallet”? I use a Technics SL-1200 (definitely not the lightest on the wallet) and a Pro Ject Debut Carbon, which I’ve seen go on sale for about $299 from time to time (with all of the bells and whistles), and I’d say is well worth it to not trash your records and to sound like pricier models. I’ve also heard good things about the U-Turn Orbit Basic, which look easy to upgrade and I usually see around $180. I feel like a douche putting it like this, but I wouldn’t spend less than $120 on a turntable unless you find a ridiculous deal on something used (I got my Technics at an estate sale for about $500 below average, so if you have the time, peep some out). I’m curious about some of the U-Turns myself, actually.
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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #483 on: March 16, 2018, 11:04:19 PM »
Thanks for all the tips, dudes. Heading to some pawn shops tomorrow to scope things out. My budget cap is about $250.00 at most so I hope something comes up.
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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #484 on: March 17, 2018, 10:17:48 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/AT-LP120BK-USB-Direct-Drive-Professional-Turntable-USB/dp/B00GA9COMM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521306812&sr=1-3&keywords=audio+technica+at-lp120+usb

These go on sale every now and again. Most people seem pretty happy with them. Otherwise the best bet is probably craigslist and garage sales. Record stores sometimes sell used gear too.

I always tell people to start with older friends and relatives. I've gotten multiple full set ups for free from my family and friends who had old stuff collecting dust.

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« Reply #485 on: March 17, 2018, 10:34:20 AM »
How do you define “good on the wallet”? I use a Technics SL-1200 (definitely not the lightest on the wallet) and a Pro Ject Debut Carbon, which I’ve seen go on sale for about $299 from time to time (with all of the bells and whistles), and I’d say is well worth it to not trash your records and to sound like pricier models. I’ve also heard good things about the U-Turn Orbit Basic, which look easy to upgrade and I usually see around $180. I feel like a douche putting it like this, but I wouldn’t spend less than $120 on a turntable unless you find a ridiculous deal on something used (I got my Technics at an estate sale for about $500 below average, so if you have the time, peep some out). I’m curious about some of the U-Turns myself, actually.
I have one that is upgraded and it's great. My buddy just got one as well, the basic model and he loves it. No frills, sounds great. My only minor complaint is that switching between 33 1/3 and 45rpm is kinda a pain. There's a trick to it that I haven't mastered.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #486 on: March 17, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
How do you define “good on the wallet”? I use a Technics SL-1200 (definitely not the lightest on the wallet) and a Pro Ject Debut Carbon, which I’ve seen go on sale for about $299 from time to time (with all of the bells and whistles), and I’d say is well worth it to not trash your records and to sound like pricier models. I’ve also heard good things about the U-Turn Orbit Basic, which look easy to upgrade and I usually see around $180. I feel like a douche putting it like this, but I wouldn’t spend less than $120 on a turntable unless you find a ridiculous deal on something used (I got my Technics at an estate sale for about $500 below average, so if you have the time, peep some out). I’m curious about some of the U-Turns myself, actually.
I have one that is upgraded and it's great. My buddy just got one as well, the basic model and he loves it. No frills, sounds great. My only minor complaint is that switching between 33 1/3 and 45rpm is kinda a pain. There's a trick to it that I haven't mastered.
You have to take off the plate/move the band? If so, I have to do that with the Pro Ject, and yeah, it’s a bit irritating.

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« Reply #487 on: March 17, 2018, 07:57:02 PM »
Yeah shift the band. It's not so bad, but if you're a bit faded it can be annoying.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #488 on: March 23, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »
Any vinyl heads into old school country? This is coming out in April. Featuring Lloyd Green on pedal steel. Recorded at Cinderella Studios in Nashville with Wayne Moss...one of the guitarists that played the famous "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison among many other hits....

Less than 300 copies printed and once they're gone, they're gone. If you're a country music nerd, this is a big deal as these older cats are mostly gone, the rest are in their 80's....

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« Reply #489 on: March 24, 2018, 11:54:39 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/AT-LP120BK-USB-Direct-Drive-Professional-Turntable-USB/dp/B00GA9COMM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521306812&sr=1-3&keywords=audio+technica+at-lp120+usb

These go on sale every now and again. Most people seem pretty happy with them. Otherwise the best bet is probably craigslist and garage sales. Record stores sometimes sell used gear too.

I always tell people to start with older friends and relatives. I've gotten multiple full set ups for free from my family and friends who had old stuff collecting dust.


I've got the Audio Technica 120 (or, I bought it for my wife and she'll probably get in in the divorce). It's a Technics copy and really well made (included needle is just OK). I think I paid $250 for it new.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #490 on: March 26, 2018, 08:40:29 AM »
I desperately need a new record player. All I have is one of those shitty Crosby ones that basically fuck up your records. Any tips on something that'll be good on my wallet yet decent in sound?
How do you define “good on the wallet”? I use a Technics SL-1200 (definitely not the lightest on the wallet) and a Pro Ject Debut Carbon, which I’ve seen go on sale for about $299 from time to time (with all of the bells and whistles), and I’d say is well worth it to not trash your records and to sound like pricier models. I’ve also heard good things about the U-Turn Orbit Basic, which look easy to upgrade and I usually see around $180. I feel like a douche putting it like this, but I wouldn’t spend less than $120 on a turntable unless you find a ridiculous deal on something used (I got my Technics at an estate sale for about $500 below average, so if you have the time, peep some out). I’m curious about some of the U-Turns myself, actually.


I use this and an older Pioneer PL-18. The project sounds great but the the lack of auto return bothers me.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #491 on: March 29, 2018, 09:17:23 AM »

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #492 on: March 31, 2018, 05:28:14 AM »
One for the old blokes

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/10012

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #493 on: April 10, 2018, 03:18:13 PM »
If anyones looking for a solid Kinks comp. Less than $10 on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ENEIL86/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&me=&linkCode=sl1&tag=a2t-vinyl-20&linkId=de8d8c5d04476d878794f11de6991884


Kink Kronicles pops up fairly often and that's an outstanding double album compilation of mid period Kinks. Has a bunch of good singles as well from the Face to Face/Something Else/Village Green/Arthur era.

Speaking of those albums, I need to cop them on vinyl but they're getting more and more expensive and the reissues are often more than $30!



On a somewhat related note, I picked up copies of This Is Modern World, All Mod Cons, Setting Sons, and Sound Affects in nice condition for $10 a piece! I was ecstatic.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #494 on: April 14, 2018, 06:17:44 AM »
around this time last year i took the trash out and found some records sitting nicely on top of some garbage in the dumpster

best of chess records double album
red fox -no sleeve
muddy waters
bo diddley
bb king

probably some of the best records i own and i found them in the trash

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #495 on: April 23, 2018, 11:17:38 AM »






Got the Uranium Club Live in Italy "Fine Dining" addition a few days ago and just picked up the new Sleep album on green vinyl.

It's been super hard to listen to records lately because the floor in my house is pretty shaky. I had my turntable mounted on a shelf on the wall at my apartment, and we were on the ground floor, so you could jump up and down next to it and you wouldn't bounce the needle. Now I've just got it sitting on top of my record shelf and it bounces even if you tiptoe around the room. We also have a 6 year old kid who's only speed is full blast, so if he's awake I can't listen to records. The only time I really get to play them is if I'm home alone and thats rare.

I'm going to put everything in my basement along with my drums and guitar shit, but its like a construction/demolition site down there and will remain in that state until I have the time to rent a dumpster and clean my mess up.

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« Reply #496 on: April 24, 2018, 07:15:43 AM »
was a little hung over at the flea market the other
weekend. seller got me. i only wanted to buy one
but i ended up buying three records for 80 bucks.

muff potter - s/t
screeching weasel - boogadaboogadaboogada!
the smiths - meat is murder

all of them are first/early presses and discogs says
that he made an okay deal for me. so i am not mad

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #497 on: April 24, 2018, 07:24:46 AM »
i only wanted to buy one but i ended up buying three records for 80 bucks.

thats me every time i go into a record store.

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« Reply #498 on: April 25, 2018, 04:14:01 AM »
i only wanted to buy one but i ended up buying three records for 80 bucks.
thats me every time i go into a record store.
haha - it happens to the best of us. but that is
why i only stayed out in front of the local shop
drinking beer last weekend on recordstore day

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #499 on: April 26, 2018, 03:05:17 AM »
went on a little shopping spree in Brussels yesterday, after months of abstinence from record buying...felt good!
First 2 shops were overpriced but I found good shit in the unassuming third one, that sells also used books.

All in all: 38 euros for 4 LP, so pretty good deals. And I had totally forgotten about the Subhumans, rad rediscovery!

Record on top is Purple, by Baroness. That one I got new from Amazon cause it's just an amazing album and I've been listening to it A LOT on MP3 and I felt I should buy it to support them. Did not regret it! Cover looks amazing on vinyl and sound quality allowed to me to hear details I had not heard in digital version.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #500 on: April 26, 2018, 06:14:40 AM »
Those early Cars albums are so classic. I never get tired of Candy-O.

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« Reply #501 on: April 28, 2018, 03:06:16 AM »
Those early Cars albums are so classic. I never get tired of Candy-O.

that is a pretty solid album....on first listen I thought it sounded like the Talking Heads but now I can feel it's gonna grow on me! More than the TH at least.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #502 on: April 29, 2018, 06:42:43 PM »
Been loving this lately:


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« Reply #503 on: April 30, 2018, 04:15:43 AM »
Anyone have experience taking apart and servicing a Linear Tracking turntable? I'm hooking up my pops hand me down and its stopping about two minutes in. I found out I need to clean the track and maybe change the belt out on it but I also need to replace the audio cables because one of them isn't transmitting to the left speaker. Anything I should be careful or any helpful tips when i'm taking it apart?

Also in adding to the thread in general I picked up
Tool Opiate
Music From/Inspired by Natural Born Killers
Dr Octagon
And a Album from The Band recently.

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Re: Vinyl Records
« Reply #504 on: April 30, 2018, 08:35:56 AM »
Anyone have experience taking apart and servicing a Linear Tracking turntable? I'm hooking up my pops hand me down and its stopping about two minutes in. I found out I need to clean the track and maybe change the belt out on it but I also need to replace the audio cables because one of them isn't transmitting to the left speaker. Anything I should be careful or any helpful tips when i'm taking it apart?

Also in adding to the thread in general I picked up
Tool Opiate
Music From/Inspired by Natural Born Killers
Dr Octagon
And a Album from The Band recently.

maybe give reddit a shot. maybe r/vintageaudio or r/audiophile might be helpful. r/vinyl only gives a shit about kendrik lamar and gorillas albums, but theres a sidebar there that has all the other related subs.

if you can't figure it out and you don't have a shop that repairs old gear, it might be best to just get something new.

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« Reply #505 on: June 12, 2018, 08:26:47 PM »
After 2 receivers that didnt work from goodwill and the Yamaha PX-3 I got from my pops didnt work out I finally have a system going. Got a Crosley C6 turntable at the local record shop and found a Yamaha receiver for 100$ at the electronic store. New vinyl lately has been:
The Sword High Country
Deftones White Pony
The Village People Cruising (i'm gay and it was 3$ couldn't resist)
Modest Mouse This is a Long drive for someone with nothing to think about

Bought my a record from Municipal Waste at a show hes been dealing with some DWI charges and couldn't shell out the cash so I called it a early birthday gift.

Still need to get some Mastodon, Sabbath, Melvins, and Sleep. Lateralus would be cool as well as Animals by Floyd. I have In the wake of poseidon by King Crimson but I really want to cop In the court.

Anyone else come up on some cool shit?

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« Reply #506 on: June 13, 2018, 06:14:16 AM »
over the last half year i bought some (more or less rare) stuff:
screeching weasel - boogadaboogadaboogada!
the smiths - meat is murder
death in june - brown book
grauzone - s/t
muff potter - s/t
and three david hasselhoff lps

all from various flea markets
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« Reply #507 on: June 13, 2018, 07:39:04 AM »

Anyone else come up on some cool shit?

I had a pretty good haul at the Brussels record fair last week....some Mastodon in there too!




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« Reply #508 on: June 13, 2018, 04:37:02 PM »

Anyone else come up on some cool shit?

I had a pretty good haul at the Brussels record fair last week....some Mastodon in there too!





Thats fucking rad man! I have a signed and framed portrait from Leviathan from the original artist on my wall. Their art direction has always been on point.

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« Reply #509 on: June 14, 2018, 03:10:40 AM »
dude I just discovered Mastodon like 6 months ago and totally fell in love haha.....I even got my wife and kids into it! And true about the art direction. But everything really. There's not a lot of bands that come out with so much good material over 20 years or so, keeping it original and diverse every time.

As for the rest, the Steely Dan and Justo Betrancourt LP's are my faves.....rad stuff.