Spindle hole LP problems.
October 3, 2006 5:41 AM Subscribe
How can I improve an LP Record with a tight spindle hole?
posted by OmieWise to sports, hobbies, & recreation (11 answers total)
I've recently gotten three records from a great, very small record label which I just love. Each one is clearly a labor of love, they're beautiful as objects, and most importantly, the music on each one is top notch (two reissues of old gospel blues, one contemporary). The only problem is that the spindle holes are really tight. I have to push the records onto the spindle with some force, and I have to work them off carefully. I'm worried I'm going to damage the records (warp them) by the kind of pulling I have to do to get them off. Even if I "screw" them off it takes a lot of upward pressure on the rims of the LPs. When I've encountered this problem before it's been with 7"s, and the distance between the rim and the spindle hole was less dramatic.
Has anyone ever bored out the spindle hole on an LP, or used a file or something to gently expand the spindle hole?
(I happen to have two turntables at home, and the records are just as tight on both of them, so I know for sure the problem is in the records.)