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Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Hey Farts Domino, I think there should be a section in the OP about where to look for new records and how to shop for older ones. Most people don't have the luxury of living near a store that actually sells new releases/reissues or even used ones.


saberwulf posted:

Wish I had spending money, I'd go out and buy a good turntable (mine is really terrible for some reason and I'm pretty sure my records are warped) and speakers, go buy ELO Time and just listen to it over and over and over again. Oh Jeff Lynne, your vocals are as amazing as your crazy hair

I've been itching to buy a copy of Out of the Blue, buuuuuuuut I have to get the breaks on my car fixed so I'm not buying anything for awhile.

Tiny Faye fucked around with this message at 21:05 on Jun 9, 2011

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Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Malaleb posted:

I have this Technics turntable that someone gave me used, and I have issues with the cartridge not being positioned right. Sometimes through trial and error, I'll get it set up to where it sounds good, but eventually, it slips out of position and stops working. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, since I know very little about turntables. Is there some trick to positioning the cartridge just right?

It's either the tracking force, the height of the tone arm, or both (unless it's a technics where you can't adjust the tone arm height). Look up what make and model cartridge you have and it should tell you the proper tracking force weight to set your tone arm on. Level the tone arm height and with the counter weight, then set your tracking force to what the cartridge manufacturer told you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6PDs49u0BM

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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pimpmaster spaceman posted:

What should I do?

If only there was a subforum in which interested members of the goon community could buy your wares...

http://forums.somethingawful.com/fo....php?forumid=61

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Dissapointed Owl posted:

I'm so bummed I missed out on Starfucker latest album, Reptilians, on clear vinyl.

poo poo's impossible to find these days

Not really. If you want limited runs like that you should subscribe to the record label newsletters of your favorite bands. I pre-ordered mine through the Polyvinyl store for like 17 shipped when it was released.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Dissapointed Owl posted:

What do you mean 'not really'? It is impossible to find after the fact. I knew it was coming out, I knew it was limited but it sold out too soon for me to take advantage of it and is now impossible to find. I am subscribed to the newsletter. No need to be condescending about someone missing a release and lamenting the fact that it's no longer available anywhere.

Geez.

Not being condescending - just didn't know if you originally knew where to find it when it came out. It can be tough keeping up with these things.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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CPL593H posted:

It is a 1975 reissue of the 1969 Who album or the soundtrack from the movie? If it's the latter you paid 77 cents too much.

Actually some of us enjoy the Tina Turner version of Acid Queen and the Elton John Version of Pinball Wizard, thank you very much...

And this is coming from a mega-Who fan...anything with the tone deaf Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed ls a waste of wax....

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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CPL593H posted:


I have never seen a record store lady.

You don't know me, do you?

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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My favorite record store employee is the man who narrates this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krP67R8JaOw

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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cosmicjim posted:

yeah. I haven't decided what to do with my warped ones, yet. I can listen to them, but it requires too much antiskate and tonearm weight.

Probably not good for your stylus to be doing that either...

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Vintersorg posted:

What's the consensus on promo records? I was down in St.Paul this week visiting for the NHL Draft and went to a "Cheapos". Not much of a metal selection but I found Queen's self titled debut for $15. Radio copy only with a list of suggested songs to play. Nice record too -- Queen logo is embossed. Plus this album rules and not a lot of people I try know that Queen isn't just a bunch of bullshit sports anthem hits.

Most used record shops don't care about selling them even though technically they shouldn't. As a buyer I try to avoid them because more often than not whatever track was the single or most popular tends to be worn to poo poo even if the rest of the record looks and sounds ok.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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BigHustle posted:

I always assumed the opposite, that the record shop owners and deejays would be more likely to take better care of their albums. I've got a bunch of promo albums and haven't run into any with major problems.

This isn't the case for records that came from college stations at all. To be fair though I do have a couple promo copies in my collection that are absolutely fine (one's I didn't even realize were promos until I got home). It's very hit or miss with them, honestly.


quote:

Off topic, but I can't look at your avatar without being reminded that Quintron and Miss Pussycat canceled their tour. I was really looking forward to hitting that show.


Quintron and Miss Pussycat shows are the closest things I have to practicing an actual religion. I missed them the last time they were in Boston because of my little bro's high school graduation. Douchebag barely graduated and was 5th from the bottom of his class. Flunked out of community college to work at Wendy's to sell weed. I bought him a Jay Dilla record last X-mas (one of his favorite rappers) and it's still in the shrink rap.

bitter middle child....

Tiny Faye fucked around with this message at 14:54 on Jun 30, 2011

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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fozzie dunlop posted:

Hey New Yorkers, Insound is having a warehouse sale tonight starting at 6 PM. Come on down to our office (61 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite 225), save on shipping, and say hi!

What if I can't be in New York, also how about a goon discount ^_____^

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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fozzie dunlop posted:

This week, Insound is discounting select vinyl titles by 30%. Take a look.

That's a really awesome price for Millionyoung's Replicants. It's on limited translucent blue too. One of my favorites of this year.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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1000 umbrellas posted:

I posted about this in the old thread when the digital version dropped, but now that the vinyl is here I feel it's immensely more relevant:



My band's debut EP arrived today in the mail! All 500 copies of it. This is my first experience pressing a vinyl record, and I'm beyond proud of the final product; from the recording to the mastering to the whole package, I couldn't have asked for a better turnout. My jaw hit the floor when I spun it for the first time.


This rules. I'll order a copy after pay day. Good luck with the release.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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answersyouseek posted:

$10 for an EP? What the gently caress is that about?

It's a limited run and it looks like they put a lot of effort into the packaging. The first DOM ep my friend got me was about 10 bucks and pressed on recycled bowling ball. IMO $10 isn't that far out there for an EP. If it was some mass produced thing with super plain packaging $10 would be on the high side and I probably wouldn't' get it.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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1000 umbrellas posted:

Guys, thanks so much for the positive response! We've set a physical release date of 6 September to coincide with our return to NYC from tour, but the secret is if you do buy one now, I'll ship the heck out of it to you ASAP. I'm too jazzed to wait!


Apparently there are like 30 million other bands with your name and I'm having trouble finding your tour dates. Are you playing Boston soon?

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Guys can you please make a coupons thread or something for your download codes? Thanks.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Bostongoons there's going to be a new record shop opening up in Union Sq Somerville in a few weeks:

http://www.facebook.com/SomervilleGrooves

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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NESguerilla posted:

I have a semi large collection and was wondering what would be the best place to sell it. I kind of hate ebay and I don't want to get ripped off at a record store. Any suggestions?

SA Mart.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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JohnnyMondo posted:

To echo the others, use Discogs, but list everyhting here first, we'll probably buy a bunch.

And don't you want your precious physical media to go to a goon home?

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Stuntman posted:

Would it be worth it to post a bunch of old folk/classic rock/classical records on SA-Mart, or are none of you interested?

Yes, we are. Please post the record porn.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Ron Burgundy posted:

Yeah, those zip lock bags for record jackets. Press all the air out, seal 'em up, and nothing gets in. They are pretty affordable too, even for thousands.

If you meant getting it off, bare minimum a wipe with a lintless rag and a carbon brush before each play.

edit: The locking poly bags make the spines almost impossible to read unfortunately!

Carbon fiber brush - if you don't have one, get one now. I religiously brush every record before play. I even wipe brand new records to remove static.

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-An...h/dp/B0006VMBHI

Also, unless you're a scratch DJ, never play your records on a turntable that doesn't have a dustcover.

Tiny Faye fucked around with this message at 16:08 on Jul 28, 2011

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Wilbur Swain posted:

How much dust can settle on a turntable without a dust cover? Where does that dust go when you put a staticky record on it?

If you leave your slip mat exposed all the time, the side you don't play first gets insta-dusty. I guess if you don't have a dustcover, the alternative is to take off your slip mat when you're not playing a record and bag it. But still - in my old rear end house there's tons of dust and on the play side it will start collecting it like a magnet.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Stuntman posted:

What's a good record player for around $200? I'm looking at the AT LP-120 right now, but wanna know if I can get anything better for the same price.

New? You're honestly probably not going to get much better than that for something than isn't a PoS that you can't swap the stock cartridge on. If you were to go used you'd have some better options.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Finally figured out my Insound order in light of the 15% off everything sale. Picked up the limited run of Holy Ghost's s/t LP, the Queens of the Stone age s/t reissue, and Out Hud's Let Us Never Speak of it Again. Only took me 2 hours to figure out an order that wouldn't put me in the poor house.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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CPL593H posted:

There's some new place in Somerville, that someone here posted about. But I'm not sure if it's open because I haven't been there yet.

Oh and there's a shop in Harvard Square which may be of interest to any vinyl people. I think it's called Stereo Lab. They have all kinds of audio stuff. It's in the same building as the Harvard Square Newbury Comics.

It's called Audio Lab, not stereo lab...that's a band It's sort of an audiophiles wet dream kind of shop.

Somerville Grooves in Union is going to have some sporadic hours this Friday and Saturday, with an official opening on the 14th. Also Planet Records in Harvard Sq. across from Redline/Wagamama on JFK is good for used stuff - better prices than Nuggets.



LtTennisBall posted:


e: while I'm thinking about it, can any Boston goons tell me what good record stores are in the city? I'll be up there for college. I've already been to Newbury Comics (which was boring) if that helps.

Which college out of curiosity? Former Northeastern kid, here.

Cheapo Records in Central is decent as well as Weirdo Records (although Weirdo has a really eclectic kind of theme going on). The Newbury St. Newbury comics is actually pretty decent for used but the Harvard Sq one has a slightly better "new" section. Outside the city though there's not much vinyl at other Newbies though, but you probably won't care unless you find yourself stranded in the burbs.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Ron Burgundy posted:




Please post more pics of your record collection with kangaroos (and maybe a koala if you have them around) in frame. Thanks in advance.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Yeah I really have no problem with the Insound dudes popping in here to say there's a sale once in awhile and I live near tons of local shops. Let's not forget that most of America does not have the good fortune of living near a store that sells physical music that isn't a big box retailer like Target, Wal-Mart, or Best Buy, let alone one that sells vinyl - even harder to find a record store that actually sells *new* vinyl. And if I have the choice between Amazon and Insound I much rather give my money to a bunch of hipster rear end music nerds in Brooklyn who love music as much as I do. Plus they sometimes have specials and exclusives that you can't get from big A.

But yeah - local first makes the world go round and your community a better place.

fozzie dunlop posted:



oh my god these guys are amazing. Thanks for the rec, dude!

Alright I need more sludge doom in my life. Gonna investigate when I get home.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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CPL593H posted:

In other news: Readers of this thread may remember that I occasionally recommend the AT440MLa cart. I recently looked into getting a new stylus and I discovered that it costs 160 dollars. I paid 170 for the cart. What the gently caress is that bullshit?

Yeah it's BS - I'll be needing to replace my needle on my M97xE soon and while it's not that expensive they want ~40 bucks for the stylus and you can get new carts for ~50 bucks. Although I think I'll just use it as an excuse to upgrade my cartridge...soo........anyone want to throw out some recommendations? Ideally in the sub 120 price range.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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If you live in Boston/Eastern MA and you're not going to this on Sunday then you should just stop posting in this thread: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100562693366203

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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LtTennisBall posted:


Also, to the Boston people here, I checked out In Your Ear (it's on campus and a 15 minute walk from where I live, so my wallet will hate me) and while it was awesome, I would love a store that focused more on new/used indie and punk. In Your Ear had pretty good collection, and I snagged a copy of The Make-Up's In Mass Mind, but I'd love a store that focused more on like post-punk/indie/punk/hardcore/whatever. Does such a place exist?

It's called Newbury Comics and there's one on Newbury St. and one in Harvard Sq. Somerville Grooves has a fair bit of stuff in that vein (at a premium) compared to other mostly used stores, but not nearly as good of a selection as Newbies. The majority of the inventory is your standard classic rock fare.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Found this at Stereo Jack's of all places.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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HKR posted:

some places you have to check daily cause you'll miss out on new stock.

Yeah, I basically just crawl New Arrivals sections at the local shops that sell mostly used. Most of the stuff that's stuck around long enough to be sorted out into the general inventory isn't worth digging through if you frequent the same shop more than once a month or so.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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The Insound people tossed in some really clutch coasters with our new Rapture album order (we respect wood...) But...sometime on the B-side on the first record my stylus decided to poo poo the brick and the jams had to stop immediately.

So thinking about just updating my cartridge rather than pay almost the same cost of a new cartridge to replace the Shure M97xe. Right now my main contender is the Audio Technica AT120e/t but if anyone can recommend something comparable in the ~$100ish range to consider that would be lovely. Listen to a lot of electronic/new wave/indie rock bullshit with dash of folk and classic rock and my speakers are a couple of polk monitor 40's paired with a smallish powered polk sub.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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I bought this in some random guy's backyard record fair in my neighborhood for $4 and the actual record is almost perfect. I loving love my town.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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In New Orleans for a business trip and made a pit stop at Louisiana Music Factory. Definitely one of the best shops I've ever been too. A must for jazz and soul - ok enough rock section. But what I really dug their good selection of local stuff. I went there after I made a stop at Peaches and just found their prices way too high for my blood - decent selection though. Ended up picking up a copy of Quintron and Miss Pussycat's Swamp Tech for 15 bucks, which rules because I remember finding in the Newbury Newbies in Boston for twice that much.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Some recent loot:

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Too many lists, not enough record porn:

(click for big)

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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Dmitri-9 posted:

I have a copy of Silent Shout I've been looking to sell if you're interested.

My ears are burning - what condition?

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Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

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If I win the lottery and go missing for days you will find me with a sack full of money at Princeton Record Exchange foaming at the mouth.

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