Old guy with vinyl collection

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  1. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    So my bride and I grew up in the era where vinyl acquisition was the holy grail. better sound quality over cassettes and beloved 8 track tapes.

    Here we are decades later, been lugging these around unused for the past two plus decades, and whenever we see records for sale, we can not help ourselves and purchase even more of them.

    Back in October I was told about an online database to organize records "discogs". It took the entire month, but inputted almost 800 items, departed with close to a hundred duplicates. Got them all organized on some semi completed built in shelves here at the house and then thought, no what. Sure organizing them was fun and memories came flooding back.

    Now for the past two weeks so far, I have been using "Discogs random selection" feature that picks a random selection from your own collection, and that is my morning music selection to awaken the family with. Our collection is extremely diverse. There are days thinking where in the heck did this one come from, yet other days I realize my wife decades ago was extremely weird.

    We have had selections like yesterday of Dire straits, prior to the Blondie, Kate Bush, Yellow, Foo Fighters and Diamanda Galas. This morning back to some mainstream stuff, Abacab by Genesis.

    Am I the only one with albums that for decades never saw the light of day?
     
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    God, vinyl, what a pita.
     
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    And I was given a new one just this weekend. Now I really have to re-connect my turntable!
     
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    Mine are still in boxes ... since 1989, last time I moved.
     
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    here, I just received the new "Otherwise" and "St Asonia" is due in later this week. I can't wait. Already have the new Death Punch lp pre-ordered for when its released.
     
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    Mine see the light of day, every day... but never get turned:(. They still wait patiently though, every single new day, until that one day...

    Oh no, I actually did turn many of them on a table... to enter their entrails on Discogs.
     
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    I gave away all but a handful of my albums about 10 years ago. I’m a little sorry, but I don’t even have a turntable, so...

    I kept a Danny Gatton album in yellow vinyl. And a Grateful Dead European pressing that had two single albums sold as a gatefold double. I’ve never seen another copy of that one. And I could never give away my Nighthawks albums.

    Even with scratches and pops, I thought albums sounded great. Almost as good as my open reel tapes ;-)
     
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    Oh no, you’re not alone :)
    I still use my TT every single day. But some records never see the light for sure.
     
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    No and yes...
    .I have been hauling around my collection for decades. There was a stint of time were there were stored due to the real world job etc...but have been accessible everyday since. I use the this method of random selection, I go to the rack and blindly pick 3 and spin those.
    I’ve done several vetting purges and am now finally down to the ones I play and enjoy.

    as a mbr posted vinyl PITA... not really IMHO but the superior sound quality/dynamics/tacticality of vinyl is covered extensively in other threads.:)
     
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    Vinyl is back with a vengeance. It may surprise you to learn that cassettes are staging a comeback, too. That I don't get, but whatever.
     
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    I still have all of my vinyl. I have kept my TT functional but the last time I spun any vinyl was to capture some noisy crackle for a song project I was working on. My collection was digitized long ago and transferred to CD and then FLAC and mp3.
     
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    I still collect and spin vinyl. On occasion, but I do.
     
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    Yes...
    Only a hundred or so..
    Every time fire season gets deep(quite likely)
    That's an on going rubbbb....
    To be frank, There's only a couple I pull out regular..
    Outlaws: Green Grass and High Tides(full side, 20 minutes)
    Tom waites: Small Change
    But
    Thinking of selling all
    Rather than letting them burn...
     
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    The vast majority of my collection are 45s. original artists on original labels and all in excellent condition.
    From 1955, all proper Rock n Roll. PRE Beatles.
     
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    Finally let mine go about 15 years ago. Same thing...over 200 albums.
    I still wish I'd kept some
     
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    It's important that you all read "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby. (There is a film of the same title.)

    Maybe I should rearrange my vinyl relevant to how often I play particular records? There's a challenge - just sorting them would result in the generation of a playlist!
     
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    I still have my vinyl (just under 300) and a turntable, but don't play it that much.
     
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    Great book, and pretty darn good movie, too.
     
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    This review may help:
    http://www.hifi-classic.net/review/marantz-pmd430-404.html


    In theory, if you use METAL tape (I think it has to be in capitals, like SONY) you get a better recording than CD. Can anyone verify this? Of course, there MUST be someone here with a Nagra!!