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Butt Soup Barnes
Nov 25, 2008



I bought a (new) album yesterday and it doesn't fit on the spindle of my turntable. The hole is slightly too small.

Is this a defect with the record, or could it just be because my turntable is old? I've only bought a few new albums, but they all fit fine.

Should I return it, or is there a way I can safely bore out the hole?

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JehovahsWetness
Dec 9, 2005

bang that shit retarded


Not uncommon, there's a lot of manufacturing variables and slight spindle variations. I usually just take the end of a pocket knife or one arm of a small pair of scissors and rotate it inside the hole a couple of times. Works fine, no harm done.

JehovahsWetness fucked around with this message at 15:59 on Jun 16, 2012

fozzie dunlop
Feb 28, 2008

by exmarx


Butt Soup Barnes posted:

I bought a (new) album yesterday and it doesn't fit on the spindle of my turntable. The hole is slightly too small.

Is this a defect with the record, or could it just be because my turntable is old? I've only bought a few new albums, but they all fit fine.

Should I return it, or is there a way I can safely bore out the hole?

I've bored out the hole without trouble when I had the same problem, although you might want to just trade it in for another copy if you're planning on selling it down the line.

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


Yeah, you just take a pencil and put it in the hole, turn it around, and push it in and out a few times, and hopefully, you'll get the hole big enough that you can get it on the spindle.

Of course, when I give these directions, it always helps to have a little bit of context.

Ron Burgundy
Dec 24, 2005
This burrito is delicious, but it is filling.

Any good turntable will have a rotating spindle, I usually just hold the record still and it will work it's way on pretty easily.

Butt Soup Barnes
Nov 25, 2008



Thanks for the advice. The scissors did the trick. Still mad about the warped Postal Service album I picked up though.

Floodixor
Aug 22, 2003

Forums Electronic MusiciaBRRRIIINGYIPYIPYIPYIP

Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra is up for 80 bucks and I'm on the fence about it. It's been one of my holy grails and hasn't been in print forever, even though Kranky is usually good about that. Does it seem like a good buy, or what?

Duckula
Aug 31, 2001

do not resuscitate





I won this on eBay last week for a very reasonable price. Having music from Space Harrier on vinyl is pretty loving great.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


Duckula posted:



I won this on eBay last week for a very reasonable price. Having music from Space Harrier on vinyl is pretty loving great.

Now that's some gaming vinyl I can get behind.

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

President Kucinich posted:

Is Neck of the Woods transparent yellow? I was told there would be a transparent yellow vinyl version of this. Between new Silversuns and Metric putting out white albums of Snythetica, payday can't get here fast enough.

Biweekly paychecks

traveling midget posted:

It's on black. There was a pre order ultimate edition, maybe that's on yellow?

You are correct: the ultimate version I got is on yellow (excellent taste, by the way):



That edition is full of swag. I saw Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger at a really small show after getting this and they were nice enough to sign the album itself. He drew two stick figures in one window and another stick figure with a knife in the other window, watch out guys

Serisothikos fucked around with this message at 00:32 on Jun 18, 2012

melvinthemopboy3
Sep 29, 2008


Thought I'd let ya'll know that I've put a post selling a sizable chunk of my vinyl collection of in SA Mart. Some quality stuff over there, like some Beatles, Bowie, Zappa, Dylan, and other assorted oddities. If you're in the market, I'm going to give some great deals to goons!

For some content, that SEGA vinyl is totally dope. I've been trying to find it for some time! Fine time I picked to take a break from record buying. Wasn't that a promo of some kind?

Dr. Lariat
Jul 1, 2004

by Lowtax


Discogs said it was given as a pre-order bonus for the game of the same name in Australia and New Zealand. Looks cool, I remember hearing about it but never following up, now that I'm in the vinyl buying market I really wish I had paid closer attention.

shmee
Jun 24, 2005



Floodixor posted:

Stars Of The Lid - The Ballasted Orchestra is up for 80 bucks and I'm on the fence about it. It's been one of my holy grails and hasn't been in print forever, even though Kranky is usually good about that. Does it seem like a good buy, or what?

One of my favourite albums ever, and I think the one of theirs which would benefit most from being on vinyl. I would buy it in a heartbeat for 'Music for Twin Peaks' alone.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


Yay

synthetik
Feb 28, 2007

I forgive you, Will. Will you forgive me?


Recently I had a DJ buddy of mine give me all of his vinyl, which brings me to about fifteen thousand records total. Now I need a way to catalog them. I've started logging them into Discogs and using the 'folder' column to put descriptors like 'Shelf 1' and 'Box 002' but am wondering, before I get too deep into this, if I am going about it the right way. I'm only about 700 releases in and don't want to get halfway done before I find something that will make life easier.

Any suggestions?

Blendy
Jun 18, 2007

She thinks I'm a haughty!



For those of you who might not follow Glass Candy or the Chromatics on Facebook it's just been announced that the Italians Do It Better new online store has been launched. Lots of out of stock stuff is back up for grabs.

I just bought:

CHROMATICS "In The City" - Ice white vinyl

CHROMATICS "NIGHT DRIVE" Deluxe Edition - muted blue vinyl

GLASS CANDY "B/E/A/T/B/O/X" - pink flamingo vinyl

GLASS CANDY "Warm In The Winter" Single - raspberry vinyl

GLASS CANDY "Geto Boys" 12" Single

Not bad for $52 with shipping.

trdn89
Aug 16, 2008


Thanks for the notice, I just picked up all the LPs! Everything's really well-priced too.

God, June has been a NIGHTMARISH month for my wallet; I just counted and including all the IDIB stuff I've bought 42 loving records this month.

Doomy
Oct 19, 2004



Awesome, I just picked up the two Chromatics LPs and the sampler CD for $25 w/ shipping to Canada. Been digging the Chromatics since I heard them on the Drive soundtrack. I've got to say that soundtrack has introduced me into a bunch of really new sounds lately.

cheapandugly
Jul 6, 2007


Got something in the mail today...


Sleep - Dopesmoker

On green vinyl, with the holofoil cover. Can't wait to fire this (and a bowl) up.

put both hands in
Nov 28, 2007

FYFE


Soiled Meat

cheapandugly posted:

Got something in the mail today...


Sleep - Dopesmoker

On green vinyl, with the holofoil cover. Can't wait to fire this (and a bowl) up.

I've been waiting on this, was looking forward to see what the cover looked like. Looks amazing!

alg
Mar 14, 2007



http://fearless.merchnow.com/search/?q=at+the+drive+in

In / Casino / Out pre-orders.

mono
Jul 18, 2003

It's toe-tapping-ly tragic!



Awesome, thanks for the heads up

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB






Awesome, thanks!

WASDF
Jul 29, 2011



Is this limited?

mono
Jul 18, 2003

It's toe-tapping-ly tragic!


There's also this one that's limited to 2000 copies apparently

edit: and now they added tshirt bundles

mono fucked around with this message at 21:54 on Jun 22, 2012

Vegastar
Jan 2, 2005

Tigers will do anything for a tuna sandwich.



Hot Topic will apparently be stocking the In/Casino/Out splatter versions as well for 16.99. It's a terrible store to walk in to, but they have been doing some excellent work with records lately, and way cheaper than paying for merchnow's shipping and associated bullshit.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

I was mean to the Pet Island bunny thread


I hit up a few yard sales today. I picked up a lot of LPs for dirt cheap (a bunch of Zep, Elton John, Simon and Garfunkel, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, etc.) that aren't really worth photographing because whatever, every yard sale record haul worth looking at twice would probably have them.

But there were some picture-worthy finds:




The White Album is a reissue (and not really worth photographing, but whatever- I got it for 5 bucks and it sounds awesome after a good brushing.) That copy of Beggars Banquet is a first-issue and it looks and sounds fantastic. I also picked up relatively nice copies of Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers- complete with crusty-as-hell zipper.




All of the albums pictured (aside from the White Album, and the sticker on the Specials LP) are in really good-to-impeccable shape.


To everybody who paid $30+ for a pink EVOL reissue a couple of months ago: The pristine 1986 first-run copy I got for $15 would like you to go gently caress yourselves.

Ok Comboomer fucked around with this message at 03:00 on Jun 23, 2012

doug fuckey
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

That's from loving yardsales? I'm gonna need to hit up more yardsales.

wa27
Jan 14, 2007



I can't say I've run into many yard sales where they individually price records.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

I was mean to the Pet Island bunny thread


wa27 posted:

I can't say I've run into many yard sales where they individually price records.

Neither have I. It's really annoying too, because the guy selling them didn't use the same (proper) labels that an actual record store would use, so the ones I've tried removing have been an absolute bitch to get off cleanly. They're the sort of thing you might find on glassware, and they sure as hell weren't made for paperboard. He had also run all ~300 of the records he was selling through discogs and had a fat stack of printouts with him to haggle with.

(I've posted plenty of record store finds in this very thread before. I have absolutely no reason to lie about where I find my LPs).

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

I've never found a single worthwhile record at a yard sale, ever. Nevermind a yard sale that has all that stuff. I can't even find Smiths albums in record shops nevermind loving yard sales. Also those Sonic Youth reissues are well worth the money. Analog remasters sourced from the original tapes are nothing to scoff at.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

I was mean to the Pet Island bunny thread


CPL593H posted:

I've never found a single worthwhile record at a yard sale, ever. Nevermind a yard sale that has all that stuff. I can't even find Smiths albums in record shops nevermind loving yard sales. Also those Sonic Youth reissues are well worth the money. Analog remasters sourced from the original tapes are nothing to scoff at.

Dude, if I didn't think I was lucky I wouldn't have posted pictures. Currently being in southwestern Connecticut might have something to do with it, but it's bizarre luck. Of the two yard sales I hit today, one had nothing but Robert Goulet and Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass. The other happened to be...umm...much better.

And I wasn't scoffing at the reissues. Lord knows a quality reissue is a great thing, especially if it's fairly priced and maybe has some extra goodies the original didn't. I was merely commenting on the superiority of my find.

I'm just being a dick because the pink EVOL reissue had sold out and copies were going for outrageous prices back when I'd gotten around to hearing about it.

Ok Comboomer fucked around with this message at 04:37 on Jun 23, 2012

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Electric Bugaloo posted:

Dude, if I didn't think I was lucky I wouldn't have posted pictures. Currently being in southwestern Connecticut might have something to do with it, but it's bizarre luck. Of the two yard sales I hit today, one had nothing but Robert Goulet and Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass. The other happened to be...umm...much better.

And I wasn't scoffing at the reissues. Lord knows a quality reissue is a great thing, especially if it's fairly priced and maybe has some extra goodies the original didn't. I was merely commenting on the superiority of my find.

I'm just being a dick because the pink EVOL reissue had sold out and copies were going for outrageous prices back when I'd gotten around to hearing about it.

It's ok. I just wanted you to feel bad for lording it over everyone. I probably would have done the same thing. Anyone paying super high prices for the pink Evol disc is stupid because that series of Sonic Youth reissues also had standard black vinyl pressings that are readily available.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

I was mean to the Pet Island bunny thread


CPL593H posted:

It's ok. I just wanted you to feel bad for lording it over everyone. I probably would have done the same thing. Anyone paying super high prices for the pink Evol disc is stupid because that series of Sonic Youth reissues also had standard black vinyl pressings that are readily available.

Yes, but you don't understand THIS VERSION'S PINK.

Therefore, it should cost 3X as much and I should resell it for 5X what I paid, because if not- where's the investment?

***I fully acknowledge that I have lusted for colored vinyl and made purchasing decisions influenced by its presence and variety.

Ok Comboomer fucked around with this message at 05:00 on Jun 23, 2012

MokBa
Jun 8, 2006

If you see something suspicious, bomb it!


I love my pink EVOL and purple Sister. But you have no idea how jealous I am of your findings today. That seller must have been one hip muthafucka back in the day.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Electric Bugaloo posted:

Yes, but you don't understand THIS VERSION'S PINK.

Therefore, it should cost 3X as much and I should resell it for 5X what I paid, because if not- where's the investment?

***I fully acknowledge that I have lusted for colored vinyl and made purchasing decisions influenced by its presence and variety.

I usually tend to avoid colored vinyl pressings if I can. Anytime I've ever bought a bad pressing it was some special edition colored bullshit. I have plenty of colored discs that are just fine, but I've never had any of the same issues with standard black pressings.

Dissapointed Owl
Jan 30, 2008

You wrote me a letter,
and this is how it went:


Yessssss, my copy of Life Fucks Everyone by No One Remains Virgin finally arrived and it looks and sounds amazing.





Great stuff.

wa27
Jan 14, 2007



Electric Bugaloo posted:

(I've posted plenty of record store finds in this very thread before. I have absolutely no reason to lie about where I find my LPs).

Oh I wasn't trying to imply that, I would just be surprised if I found some guy selling stuff like that in my town. Every time I find LPs at a garage sale (which is surprisingly uncommon itself), the person has no idea what they're worth, and that's usually a bad thing. Last week I stopped at a few garage sales and found one batch of records. The guy was selling them for $5 a piece, and it was all garbage that nobody would pay $1 for. I've had much better luck at thrift stores because at least you know they're going to price them around $1 regardless of quality, you just have to get lucky and get to the new ones right after they're put out for sale.

Garage sales can be fun though. I've only bought stuff from one guy yet this summer, a bunch of 80s pop rock (Heart, Quarterflash, etc) for 10 cents each. Usually the people are happy to make conversation too since you're buying the albums from their childhood.

WASDF
Jul 29, 2011



I highly doubt the color of the vinyl really does anything for the quality.

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Monkeytime
Mar 20, 2010


WASDF posted:

I highly doubt the color of the vinyl really does anything for the quality.

Black vinyl is the least noisy, but unless you have some insane audiophile system the difference between black/clear/colored is negligible. Pic discs, though, tend to have noticeably lower quality.

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