Who scratches words into vinyl records?
May 23, 2012 9:17 PM Subscribe
Who the heck is it who scratches words into the centers of vinyl LP's?
posted by facetious to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been buying a lot of new vinyl LP's this past year. Almost all (or all?) of them have letters and words scratched, seemingly by hand, into the narrow band of smooth vinyl between the record label and the inner groove. In particular, quite a few have the side designation (A, B, C etc.) scratched into them. Who the heck does this? Is it a person, or is it done by machine? All of these characters look like they've been scratched in freehand with an awl or a dremel or something.