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Help me figure out what James 'Blood' Ulmer record this is.

What James 'Blood' Ulmer record has a photo on the back of him and his band wearing African attire and looking tough? My boyfriend wistfully mentioned having owned it and I'd love to pick up a copy for his birthday. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Is home-etching of vinyl records possible in any manner?

I have a very clear memory of part of an interview in the film Hype! wherein a member of.. some band.. I can't remember. And frankly, my mind might be fabricating this whole memory for want of such a thing to exist.. but he was talking about pressing vinyl LP's at home, recording them OVER other records that were bought from a store. Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Feb 15, 2013 - 13 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Give me your best 12 inches!

What essential vinyl LPs should I buy? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jul 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Who knew Mott The Hoople even put out that many records?

Where do flea market vinyl dealers get their records? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Who scratches words into vinyl records?

Who the heck is it who scratches words into the centers of vinyl LP's? [more inside]
posted by facetious on May 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Digitizing Them Big Plastic CDs

Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Genie in a box

Less expensive dust-cover for Pro-Ject RM 1.3 (aka "the Genie")? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only.

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Aug 16, 2011 - 4 answers

I just inherited my father's record collection. Now what?

Buying a turntable, vinyl record cleaning kit, and vinyl sleeves. Need your recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Apr 3, 2011 - 15 answers

How to fix my record player?

Lately, my record player (not turntable) of four years hasn't been working correctly. When I turn it on, the platter part of it doesn't start spinning until I give it a slight nudge. Even after doing so, it still doesn't spin at the right speed (33 1/3 sounds more like 45, 45 sounds closer to 78, etc). Is there a relatively easy way to fix this or should I just buy a new one? My current model is really similar to the new 3-in-1 "vintage-style" Crosley.
posted by atoastedheart on Apr 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Recommend a LP to CD conversion service?

Recommend an LP to CD conversion service? [more inside]
posted by Comrade_robot on Nov 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Save my vinyl!

How should I ship my beloved LP collection across the country? [more inside]
posted by pedstel on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I buy a custom mix LP?

I want to make my wife a mix - not on her iPod, not on CD, not even on tape, but a mix LP so those daggy eighties tracks are crackly and warm like my lurve. Is there a service that'll let me give them a bunch of tracks and then put them on to vinyl for me, or am I cluelessly underestimating how involved, expensive and illegal such a service is likely to be?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 13, 2008 - 8 answers

homemade vinyl LP record cleaner?

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade vinyl LP record cleaner? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Jul 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Ripping Vinyl in OS X

I want to rip a bunch of old vinyl LPs. I have a nice Dual turntable which I got off eBay, and a couple of USB audio interfaces (an M-Audio Audiophile USB and an Emagic A26) which plug into a G4 Powerbook. I have Logic and Garageband. Do I need anything else? How do I go about applying the RIAA curve given my set-up? Would I be better off getting a real pre-amp? What are the cheapest options?
posted by unSane on Mar 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Record Cleaning

I just added Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction with the orig artwork but the vinyl seems dirty and sounds bad. Does anyone have any preferences or suggestions for a good record cleaner?
posted by BMF on Aug 11, 2004 - 13 answers

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