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Looking for pieces of vinyl

Some moons ago I found an online vinyl record store that seemingly had hundreds of thousands of records for sale for dirt cheap. I cannot seem to find this link in my bookmarks nor can I locate via standard Google searches. Since I lost my hidden gem, I was wondering where everybody else purchases their records. Musical tastes are varied, but mostly lay in the rock genre with jazz and classical right behind. Thanks!
posted by wile e on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Rolling shelves for boxes of vinyl records?

So, I have boxes of vinyl records sitting in the bottom shelf of a built-in without much headroom. This means that every time i want to find a record, I have to pull the (heavy) boxes out onto the floor, select the record and then pull it back up onto the shelf. I would like to figure out a better way, ideally by installing a roll-out shelf (or set of shelves) for the boxes to sit on. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Aug 8, 2014 - 12 answers

CDs or vinyl?

I have a CD player, an iPod, and a record player. What kind of physical media should I buy? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 14, 2014 - 19 answers

What type of floor tiles are these?

I am trying to identify the type and brand of floor tiles in my kitchen so I can replace a couple of them. Unfortunately, there is no box, no label and no brand identifier on them. I think they are vinyl tiles, in an off-white and black cover , with a cork backing and fit together with locking edges (see pics here). Anybody have any ideas of the manufacturer or brand name?
posted by baggers on Jun 14, 2014 - 5 answers

What is a great preamplifier to pair with a Rega RP1?

I've decided I'm going to purchase a Rega RP1 because I so desperately miss having a turntable in the house. I need recommendations for a good, appropriately priced preamp. By appropriately priced I mean I think it'd be just as silly to put a $400 turntable on a $2000 preamp as it would be to put it on a $50 preamp. I would be interested in preamps in the $200 to $600 range I think. Oh, and it needs to have banana jack outputs.
posted by matt_od on May 31, 2014 - 10 answers

Whats a cheap Turntable (record Player) if I just want to play vinyl?

(1) What's a cheap just plain record player that can output via rca cables? (2) Anyone know any good software or apps for doing that on a PC or mac? Just figuring something might already exist to detect different tracks. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on May 23, 2014 - 12 answers

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

Following a burst pipe, is soaked flooring salvageable?

So the hot water pipe leading to our kitchen sink in our house burst during the night and I came down to find our kitchen, bathroom & half our livng room under 2 inches of warm water. Now everything is tidied but the floor material - vinyl - is damp on the underside. What to do? Damp slushy snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ianso on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Giving our house a facelift

Our house has ugly, dirty, dented, hole-y vinyl siding. I hate it and want to replace it. Problems: We live in a cheap neighborhood and don't want to overdo it, and we are short on cash. [more inside]
posted by raspberrE on Mar 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Used vinyl, thrift stores, & vegan-friendly restaurants in Kansas City?

I'm taking a short road trip to Kansas City, MO: I'll be getting in on the evening of Feb 12th, and leaving on the morning of Feb 14th. I'm looking for suggestions for good places I could pick up used 45s, thrift stores (for clothes, old media, and general knick-knackery), and good restaurants that someone who's on a mostly-vegan/sometimes-vegetarian diet might enjoy. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Feb 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me reupholster leather desk chair

I have a leather computer desk chair that I got 2 years ago that I really like and they don't sell it anymore, it is very ergonomic. I have tried out other chairs and not found one as good. The leather has torn in several places and I need to reupholster it. I don't want to take it somewhere to be reupholstered becasue a) I don't have the money and B) I would have nothing to sit on while it is in the shop. The thing is I don't know anything about reupholstering , let alone what looks somewhat complicated due to all the panels, in it. I have made a video showing in detail the chair, and the problems with it. I will be very grateful to anyone who can help with with this. This is the video.
posted by john123357 on Jan 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Will my vinyl LPs warp in storage?

I'm planning to store my belongings, including about a thousand vinyl LPs and 45s. Should I invest in a more expensive climate controlled unit to keep them from warping? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Jan 20, 2014 - 7 answers

What's the best, easiest way to clean my toys and action figures?

What's the best, easiest way to clean my toys and action figures? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Dec 8, 2013 - 7 answers

How do the recent Stereolab reissues sound?

I'm wondering if anyone has picked up any of the recent Stereolab reissues from 1972, and if so how do they sound? I'd like Emperor Tomato Ketchup and Mars Audiac Quintet on vinyl, but a previous reissue of Peng! by Too Pure was totally unlistenable, so I'd like some feedback before laying down my cash.
posted by The Card Cheat on Nov 29, 2013 - 3 answers

What can I do to use this heating vent under my 7" record collection?

We live in a house with central heating. There are floor vents all around the place. It sounds awesome, but we haven't been willing to turn the heat on just yet because one of the vents is right under one of my record shelves. How can we have a hot room but not melt my hot tunes? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Oct 27, 2013 - 15 answers

Mercury Power, Make Up!

I have a blue Nintendo 3DS XL. Sailor Mercury has a blue flip-top Super Computer. The difference (apart from magical powers) is a gold symbol decal on the back. How can I get that onto mine? This is not for cosplay. It is for playing games in public and feeling supremely cool. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Oct 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Help Me Brainstorm the Planning of a Music-Swapping Party

I'd like to invite a bunch of my music-loving friends over to bring, listen to, talk about, and trade music. My idea is to set up stations in different rooms in my house that people can use to introduce people to music they like, with the option of dubbing/downloading/otherwise sharing. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 17, 2013 - 3 answers

What's the optimum length for one side of a long playing vinyl record?

Asking for a friend who's planning to press some old recordings to vinyl. He knows that album sides can range from 15-25 (even 30) minutes, but he wants to know what the optimum is. In other words, at what point does overall sound quality suffer and/or production challenges start to occur? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Oct 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Where to find old music recordings in Beirut, Lebanon?

I'm in Beirut, looking for some specific old recordings (1910s through 1950s). Does anyone know of a record shop or other location to look for old vinyl (Baidaphon, Arabphon, Maloof, etc...)?
posted by onthegreyriver on Aug 5, 2013 - 3 answers

finding a working 45 player

My awesome father in law has amassed a huge collection of 45 records. He would really like a dedicated 45 player (so he can play them without using a converter). His birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. How can I find him a player that works, and how much should I expect to pay for it?
posted by wearyaswater on Jul 16, 2013 - 13 answers

USB interface for vinyl conversion with a mac?

What device do I get to connect from preamp out to Mac via USB for better sound quality in converting cassettes and vinyl to digital media using my existing stereo and existing Mac mini? I don't want or need to buy a new sound system or computer. [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke on Apr 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Old record player skips with new records

I have a Califone 1450K record player. It plays older records beautifully, but it skips around on a few newer ones. Why? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Turntable just making a crackling sound!

I bought a turntable and the sound is a disaster. I think I should just buy a new stylus but is there anything else obvious I might try first? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Feb 24, 2013 - 17 answers

will it sound warm or cold?

I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites on Feb 16, 2013 - 15 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

Portable turntable with a decent tonearm?

Having spent years spent listening primarily to MP3s and Internet radio, we've been thinking about taking the big, clunky, 90s-era stereo components off of our living room shelves. However, one of those components is a turntable, and we'd like to have the option of occasionally playing our vinyl. We were thinking of a retro-styled portable turntable like this Crosley, but it looks like the non-weighted tonearm and styli aren't so hot. Are there any portable, suitcase-style turntables out there with decent tonearms that we can fit with a good cartridge? Our primary concern is that our records stay in good condition.
posted by eschatfische on Feb 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Name that record: dinosaurs edition

I'm trying to find the name of a dinosaur record that I listened to endlessly as a kid in 1980 or so. It was a 2-record set, I recall the covers (or the records?) being one red and one green. Songs and maybe some narrated info on various dinosaurs. I'm nearly certain it wasn't The Dinosaur Record. Anyone here happen to remember it? And if not, anyone with a tip on a shop that specializes in long-ago children's music that might be able to help me identify it?
posted by genug on Feb 7, 2013 - 5 answers

High quality home audio setup on the cheap?

I'm moving in March and have decided I would like to put together a nice, high-quality sound setup on the cheap based around a Class-T Amp. On a whim I picked up this one for $16 and am now looking for advice on the other equipment. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jan 21, 2013 - 23 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

le scratch

What are the best record (vinyl) stores in Montreal these days? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Nov 16, 2012 - 3 answers

I listen to music through my TV and it has to end.

My computer is connected via HDMI to the flatscreen TV in my living room. There has to be a better way to listen to my music than through TV speakers. Help me out. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 15, 2012 - 14 answers

I'd totally run for International Ms Velvet. Or International Ms Fuzzy Fabric Of Any Sort.

How did leather, latex, and vinyl get to be the most popular and celebrated materials in the kink/BDSM world - as opposed to say velvet, silk, organza, lace, muslin? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 25, 2012 - 24 answers

Warm (Cracked) Leatherette

How do I keep a leatherette sofa from cracking (and deteriorating)? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Aug 30, 2012 - 3 answers

The feasibility of painting on fabric or vinyl.

I've been commissioned to paint a mural on some sort of material that will be 20'x20' and will be displayed outdoors. What material would be most receptive to paint, flexible and long-lasting? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Where to appraise my vinyl?

I have 100s of old vinyl records left by my wife's grandparents. Where can I get them appraised (hopefully for free or a nominal fee)? [more inside]
posted by schleppo on Aug 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me build my bunker of sounds from vintage vinyl.

Minimum computing horsepower for recording from vinyl? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Jul 20, 2012 - 11 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

Information and background on a mystery Andy Williams Christmas CD

Information and background on a mystery Andy Williams Christmas CD [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Dec 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Should I start buying my music on vinyl?

Should I start buying my music on vinyl? Do I want a record player/turntable? If so, which one? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Dec 1, 2011 - 30 answers

Can anyone recommend me a budget hi-fi system that can play vinyl? I am in the UK and have about £300 max to spend.

Can anyone recommend me a budget hi-fi system that can play vinyl? I am in the UK and have about £300 max to spend. [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Nov 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Samples used in "An Empty Bliss Beyond This World"?

Looking for all the original samples used in The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (♫ Listen) [more inside]
posted by querty on Nov 28, 2011 - 1 answer

I like loops and beats. But what does one call them?

I like electronic music. But what kind would this be considered? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me organize a radio station's archives.

Help me organize hundreds -- if not thousands -- of vinyl and CD albums dating back to the 1970's. [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Oct 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Cough gasp wheeze

Suggestions for a translucent/transparent shower curtain that is not vinyl? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Aug 31, 2011 - 9 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

Do club DJs still use vinyl?

Do club DJs still use vinyl? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Aug 5, 2011 - 16 answers

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