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Old 05-17-2011, 12:32 AM   #21
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I don't have a lot of vinyl, but what I have I think is pretty cool. The entire Lookouts' discography, including the first album ever pressed by Lookout Records back in 1984. Its serial number says it's number 7. I'm the kind of nerd that thinks that sort of thing is cool.

My most prized vinyl, though, is an original pressing of the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks... in amazing condition. Found it in a used vinyl shop downtown. Love that thing.

How does one clean the dust off of vinyl? A soft cloth like a Shamwow or something?
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:46 AM   #22
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Yeah, my parents have a shit ton of awesome old vinyl albums from the '60s and '70s that they haven't touched in forever, and that are going to be passed down to me.

Impy, on that discogs.com site, where do you look to find out how much a specific vinyl album is worth?

Not that I'd sell them, but I'd be very curious to see if my parents are sitting on some valuable shit.

I know that my mom has original (or at least very close to original) vinyl pressings of Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers, and Abbey Road.

And my dad has so much stuff. I really should write it all down someday and post the list here. Basically all the big "sacred cow" famous ass '70s rock albums, and an assortment of other shit. I wouldn't sell any of the stuff I really liked, but if I find out that my dad is sitting on a copy of fucking Aqualung that's worth $200 bucks, it might be tempting.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:28 AM   #23
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here's all my stuff: dizrythmia dot com

i haven't had a chance to buy much lately because of money issues and being separated from my record player. last thing i bought was duran duran's boys keep swinging (pink vinyl, woo).

my parents have even more records than i do, but i don't consider them mine, but of course i can play them whenever i want (when i'm in town, obvs).
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:16 AM   #25
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How does one clean the dust off of vinyl? A soft cloth like a Shamwow or something?
A VERY clean, 100% cotton t-shirt can be ok to use. Wipe in the direction of the grooves, lightly.

And always wash your hands before handling the records, even when you're just turning them over. Always handle them by the edges and the centers; try to never touch the vinyl itself.

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Impy, on that discogs.com site, where do you look to find out how much a specific vinyl album is worth?
Once you find the exact pressing you have or you're looking for, you can check out who's selling it and for how much on the right side of the screen. It's not an exact appraisal of what a particular record is worth, but it's interesting to see what price people list them. It's almost kind of like an old baseball card collection with a copy of Beckett, something I loved doing as a kid.
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I'll have to do an inventory soon, but I think last time I counted, I was topping 150 records, including some Beatles first pressings, Sgt. Pepper's in mono, and a signed Shearwater 7".
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Once you find the exact pressing you have or you're looking for, you can check out who's selling it and for how much on the right side of the screen. It's not an exact appraisal of what a particular record is worth, but it's interesting to see what price people list them. It's almost kind of like an old baseball card collection with a copy of Beckett, something I loved doing as a kid.
When the new issue of Beckett came out, my world stopped for about five hours while I appraised my baseball card collection.

It wasn't quite so much fun when I found out the cards I had that were worth the most were fakes . Ah to be ten again.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #29
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Impy, on that discogs.com site, where do you look to find out how much a specific vinyl album is worth?
If you're checking market values, Discogs is mostly worthless. The market is poorly maintained and inconsistently updated by sellers, because it's free to list shit (unlike eBay). It's not that everything is wrong, but that there's no way to find out what is right. Go here, like everyone else, if you need to appraise something:

popsike.com - vinyl records lp price guide - record collector

Again, not perfect. But a hell of a lot better.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #30
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i stopped buying stuff on vinyl when i ceased to own a record player (although i did drop a couple extra bucks on interpunk.com when i realized that it would get me the most recent bad religion album on vinyl and cd packaged together). it would just be collecting something, and not actually using it now, which makes no sense to me. but i used to spend a decent amount of money on singles (especially splits) and EPs because they contained non-album tracks from the albums i decided were better bought on cd for the whole practicality/portability thing (in college=limited turntable access, while sonically awesome meant bringing milk crate o' vinyl to radio station with me). before that, i used to raid the used record store in town on a regular basis--which is why i own multiple copies of each clash album and quite a few springsteen albums (except combat rock and tunnel of love. i only have them on vinyl for some reason).

i never got to the point where i'd buy the same single multiple times because it came in blue, green, and red and needed them all, but i was kind of enamored with colored vinyl for about a year. felt the same way about picture discs, which is why i have some weird bootlegged interview with u2--well, that and i think it was 2 bucks. it looked like a good idea, but the sound quality was so crappy you can't even hear the interview. singles-wise, i've mainly got a bunch of punk rock 7"s, none of it super crazy obscure or anything.

vinyl...the only thing i've ever bought on ebay. every so often i consider trying to unload some of it on ebay, but that sounds like too much of a hassle masking a shred of sentimentality or something.

that u2-3 12", someone's gotta want that, right? no album art, found it in a box of u2 stuff (and yes, i did buy pretty much all the crap in that box of stuff. mostly records, but there was some book and a handful of passengers/pop-era propaganda magazines) for 5 bucks at a used record store, i seemed to think it was cooler than sliced bread when i was 17, but now not so much.
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I'll take your U2-3 off your hands, iDub.
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Bought a deck with an upgraded sound system earlier this week, so have started hitting the second hand record stores. Really am enjoying the improvement in sound compared to the same albums on CD, now I just need to scavenge my Dad's loft.
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Haha, Mrs Monkeyskin went out for a run this morning and came back with The White Album and Abbey Road from a nearby garage sale. Total cost: $8
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I think I'm going to head out and do some crate digging here in a bit.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:37 PM   #36
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Slim pickins tonight unless you wanted to buy four copies of the same damn Dire Straits LP. At least I did get the wonderful Waterloo staff to order me that THE NASH! 7" I've been bitching about.
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Outkast - ATLiens, Aquemini, Stankonia LPs ordered. Thanks again for the heads up, imps
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #38
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Shit, cat. How much did that set you back?

Got Astral Weeks and Songs in the Key of Life yesterday. It's good to fill up my collection with some essentials rather than buying solely new stuff.
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$96.83. Shipping was more expensive than any of the LPs. I'm either an idiot, obsessed, or damn cool. I think it's the last one.
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That actually could be a lot worse considering you're going to get screwed on shipping any time you order an LP from anywhere. Good haul. Now you need to buy a real turntable.
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