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  1. Questions for cleverer brains than mine: Tracy Chapman's eponymous first album seems to be well thought of on vinyl. Looking at my CD copy I notice that it is a DDD (all digital) recording. Does this imply that any benefit from it being analogue and on vinyl has been lost in the process? Or is this a too purist view?
  2. Any more of these bundles coming? they are awesome value..
  3. Please can I have these? will PM you now thanks.
  4. Hey, I am pondering buying a copy of Marillion - Misplaced Childhood and wondering whether a VG 1985 original pressing will sonically offer me anything more (pops and crackles aside) than a recent new copy - both are similarly priced?
  5. Note to self: Sun drying not recommended in Australian climate.
  6. Also, just remembered the other issue I had with the Officeworks gum was static electricity - as soon as I peeled the record would attract every bit of dust in the room. That doesn't so far seem to be a problem with the bought stuff.
  7. My fat fingers and impatience mostly. A couple of times I damaged the playing surface when trying to remove 'blobs' of gum that hadn't peeled off properly. The VRC stuff dries more to a consistency of the goo that they used to stick things to the covers of magazines (and the manufacturer also recommends a strip of sticky tape to clean up and blobs).
  8. Having inadvertently trashed some records using the Officeworks gum method of cleaning, I thought I would try out a branded recorded cleaning glue. Revirginizer is hard to get hold of online (or in Canberra) so I ended up with a bottle each of Revive! and Restore! from https://vinylrecordcleaningsystem.com.au/ I'm happy to say I've experienced good results with both. I was surprised that the recommended amount of fluid per side is only 5-6mls, which is tiny compared to the amount of gum I was smearing on (maybe that was why it went wrong). The Revive! says it is meant to be for
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