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post #796 of 2460

@ Eee Pee

 

The grounding brush works fine inside the carpeted listening room. They do, however, recommend covering the bases and using a Stat Gun - will label mine a Bop Gun!

post #797 of 2460

No, actually. The Seer fits in those sleeves (snuggly). It's A Perfect Circles - eMOTIVe. Not because it's too fat but because it's a bit too wide. I got it to fit, but had to force it somewhat, and it was a pain to remove. 

 

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Swans - The Seer?

 

I really can't give a specific tipping point for me. I'd been curious, got a great deal on my Scout and it was all downhill (I guess the Scout was the tipping point, but I was about to purchase a different table soon anyway). 

 

Glad to hear we've liberated you from your digital chains. (God that sounds pompous. lol)

 

It's just fun. The ritual, the collecting. Even just watching the records spin. Plus the 'Holy crap' reaction from friends when they see all my LPs for the first time is pretty cool. I just tell them to find something they like and we sit down and listen. It's a much more social experience than digital, too.

 

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Going back to 2012, posts from you, Clayton SF and shipsupt became the tipping point for my return. There are others but largely week in/out, I can point to the Treacherous Three...to the liberation of my wallet. biggrin.gif

 

I won't mind getting a RCM myself but such a luxury purchase to be put to the back of the line, however, with guaranteed admittance.wink_face.gif

post #798 of 2460

I started out with dish soap, warm water and my hands in the kitchen sink.  biggrin.gif

 

I remember yelling at my Mom about how dirty she let her albums get because they came out nice and shiny, and scratched as all could be.  Then I picked up some Last Power Cleaner and used that for a while, then to the Allsop Orbitrac 2 thing, which worked alright.  I wasn't ever really convinced evaporating alcohol wasn't leaving behind some residual garbage.  That was all in the mid 90's.

 

Now I've learned nothing comes close to the power of suction.  I was very close to getting a Spin Clean but talked myself into the VPI 16.5 after countless hours of reading all over the internet.  When people mentioned using the Spin Clean as a pre cleaner to using a vacuum machine, I knew what I had to do.

 

Do what you have to do, but put your sights on something with vacuum if you really treasure your albums.  


Edited by Eee Pee - 2/19/13 at 3:00pm
post #799 of 2460

I've got my eye on a Nit Grit Mini Pro. Fully automatic, cleans both sides at the same time. 

 

Talk about baller. beerchug.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I started out with dish soap, warm water and my hands in the kitchen sink.  biggrin.gif

 

I remember yelling at my Mom about how dirty she let her albums get because they came out nice and shiny, and scratched as all could be.  Then I picked up some Last Power Cleaner and used that for a while, then to the Allsop Orbitrac 2 thing, which worked alright.  I wasn't ever really convinced evaporating alcohol wasn't leaving behind some residual garbage.  That was all in the mid 90's.

 

Now I've learned nothing comes close to the power of suction.  I was very close to getting a Spin Clean but talked myself into the VPI 16.5 after countless hours of reading all over the internet.  When people mentioned using the Spin Clean as a pre cleaner to using a vacuum machine, I knew what I had to do.

 

Do what you have to do, but put your sights on something with vacuum if you really treasure your albums.  

post #800 of 2460
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@ Eee Pee

 

The grounding brush works fine inside the carpeted listening room. They do, however, recommend covering the bases and using a Stat Gun - will label mine a Bop Gun!

Thanks, SO.  That pretty much makes up my mind for me.  Skip the brush (as I have a few already) and get just the Milty.

post #801 of 2460
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cleans both sides at the same time. 

 

Nice.  And there's more to that quality than one would initially think.  There's a good amount of time put into the "process", especially on double albums.  I didn't really realize it until I started cataloging and noticing I'm not listening to as much as I think I am, and realizing it's because of the time spent cleaning.  Not complaining though!

post #802 of 2460

I tend to catalog and what not while I listen. 

 

Up keeping the catalog is hard when you buy a ton of LPs in a short period. lol

 

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Nice.  And there's more to that quality than one would initially think.  There's a good amount of time put into the "process", especially on double albums.  I didn't really realize it until I started cataloging and noticing I'm not listening to as much as I think I am, and realizing it's because of the time spent cleaning.  Not complaining though!

post #803 of 2460

I vacuum and catalog, brush, blow, listen.  Flip the side, vacuum and catalog, brush, blow, listen and put away.

 

Or just brush, blow, listen.

 

Brush, blow, Milty, listen. biggrin.gif

post #804 of 2460

In what way are you two cataloging? Manually logging material played?

post #805 of 2460
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

I vacuum and catalog, brush, blow, listen.  Flip the side, vacuum and catalog, brush, blow, listen and put away.

 

Or just brush, blow, listen.

 

Brush, blow, Milty, listen. biggrin.gif

 

I guess I am doing it way wrong lol.  

post #806 of 2460

I use it as a term for looking up pricing and pressing info for a record so I can keep track for insurance purposes.

 

Big ol' spreadsheet.

 

EDIT: If you're curious it goes something like this...

 

Album, Artist, Year, Label, Catalog Number, Approximate Price, Misc (Color, speed, etc.)

 

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In what way are you two cataloging? Manually logging material played?


Edited by MorbidToaster - 2/19/13 at 4:31pm
post #807 of 2460
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I use it as a term for looking up pricing and pressing info for a record so I can keep track for insurance purposes.

 

Big ol' spreadsheet.

 

EDIT: If you're curious it goes something like this...

 

Album, Artist, Year, Label, Catalog Number, Approximate Price, Misc (Color, speed, etc.)

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

In what way are you two cataloging? Manually logging material played?

 

This was of BIG help, thanks for your :thumb: time. Seemingly, I record everything else about my sessions, might as well join in on this angle too! Is it possible for you to Cut & Paste a line for example purposes? Take this thread to another level, MT! 

post #808 of 2460
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

In what way are you two cataloging? Manually logging material played?

 

Legal pad and pen, so no mistakes allowed.  Date, Artist, Album, Side #, then cleaning fluid used (MoFi Super Record Wash, Record Cleaner or VPI or combos of them).  I have no idea why.  I just wanted to.  I took a week off from work to get started and made it only 75 albums through my collection before the vacation was up, and it was practically from wake to sleep.  Then I ran out of sleeves and I'm waiting for more to be available to get going again.  

 

Actually, part of it is to log hours on the cartridge.  Averages to an hour per album on the high side?

post #809 of 2460
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

No, actually. The Seer fits in those sleeves (snuggly). It's A Perfect Circles - eMOTIVe. Not because it's too fat but because it's a bit too wide. I got it to fit, but had to force it somewhat, and it was a pain to remove. 

 

 

 

Now get that in a sleeve

post #810 of 2460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

This was of BIG help, thanks for your :thumb: time. Seemingly, I record everything else about my sessions, might as well join in on this angle too! Is it possible for you to Cut & Paste a line for example purposes? Take this thread to another level, MT! 

Here's a post with a link to a slightly out if date version. Some of the speeds are wrong, but the rest is accurate.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633886/3rd-annual-austin-texas-spring-meet-march-2nd-2013/420#post_9158872

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