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Starting a specific thread for Vinyl Record spinning 

 

My plan is to go through my record collection one by one and post as I go with a nice photo 

Hope all record ( darksiders ) will follow my lead and post on this new Vinyl / Record spinning thread 

 

So to kick it off I will post one of the very first albums I purchased - and I had to order it 

Since then I never got over King Crimson - still a top 3 favourite band 

 

Artist - King Crimson

Album - Young Persons Guide 

 

TT - Garrard 401

Stylus - Stanton 981 LZS 

Tonearm - Transfi Terminator 

Let the fun begin on the Darkside :love

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheers Hector.  I have it and a great album it is.           Thanks to @evil c   Donald Fagen - The Nightfly    Mofi one step release.   High standard

Now I want the real thing! Pink Floyd "Animals" 2016 remaster, Dutch pressing.  

The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky. 45rpm 2LP 35th Anniversary Edition on Arista. Very good SQ on this album and would be the best I've heard this sound. thanks John @scuzzii  

Next on the listening list is 

 

Artist - King Crimson 

Album - In the Court Of The Crimson King

 

An extremely good album 

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I am on a roll and spinning into the pleasure zone 

 

Spinning now 

 

Artist - King Crimson

Album - Larks' Tongues in Aspic 

 

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1. I'll give it a try

2. I like your choices

3. I bought this LP in 1964, it's still one of my favourite go-tos for late-night listening

4. ProJect TT

5. I'm not as neat as you

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cheers

 

mick

 

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I don't think we need a specific format spinning thread.

 

If you check the currently spinning thread most posters list what format they are playing at the time.

 

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I don't think we need a specific format spinning thread.
 
If you check the currently spinning thread most posters list what format they are playing at the time.
 


And the vast majority of posters in the other currently spinning threads are spinning records.


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24 minutes ago, soundfan said:

I don't think we need a specific format spinning thread.

 

If you check the currently spinning thread most posters list what format they are playing at the time.

 

 

7 minutes ago, Hensa said:

 


And the vast majority of posters in the other currently spinning threads are spinning records.


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Thats fine as It's a free forum 

It's a choice one has to make themselves 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Full Range said:

 

 

Thats fine as It's a free forum 

It's a choice one has to make themselves 

 

 

 

Paul, no offence was intended. But the spinning thread has been running fine for a number of years.

I'm sure you've seen it at some point? 

 

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8 minutes ago, soundfan said:

 

Paul, no offence was intended. But the spinning thread has been running fine for a number of years.

I'm sure you've seen it at some point? 

 

 

I have participated in it and no offence taken 

However you will have also see other music genre spinning threads 

 

One of the reasons and the main inspiration I started this thread is the presentation format of the participants 

 

The idea came to me from some posters on Instagram where they photograph the album they are playing and the turntable it's played on 

It also invites discussion on SQ, Tone Arms, Cartridges ect 

 

This is the main difference of this thread to others 

 

 

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Just now, Full Range said:

 

 

 

The idea came to me from some posters on Instagram where they photograph the album they are playing and the turntable it's played on 

 

 

 

 

But many do that on the spinning thread already. It's not new. I believe it was @ferchersan that kicked off the trend of showing album and table pics.

 

Anyway...knock yourself out. :)

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15 hours ago, mickj1 said:

1. I'll give it a try

2. I like your choices

3. I bought this LP in 1964, it's still one of my favourite go-tos for late-night listening

4. ProJect TT

5. I'm not as neat as you

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cheers

 

mick

 

 

What are all those small picture thingies around your turntable?

 

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1 hour ago, t_mike said:

 

What are all those small picture thingies around your turntable?

 

:)

Coasters for his Tassie cider ?

 

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1 hour ago, t_mike said:

 

What are all those small picture thingies around your turntable?

 

:)

they are what is known as 'alternative means'

 

cheers

 

mick

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Any UK fans out there ?

I have 3 UK albums to share with with you 

And will do so as I spin them 

 

First on the list is 

 

Artist - UK

Album - Danger Money

 

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3 hours ago, Metamatic said:

To make this vinyl only somewhat more interesting   what pressings you are playing.?

 

 

Cheers

 

Thats a good idea 

Will include that info in the future 

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After watching The Congering with the wife and daughter I had to relax a little 

 

So I decided to spin another UK album

 

Artist - UK

Album - Night After Night / Live 

 

Pressing Issue information in photo

 

 

 

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Wife is at work so I'm vinyl spinning 

 

For something different 

It's an album that has great SQ and a very interesting Artist list 

Any SNA members have this album 

 

Artists - Various Artists 

Album - First Edition

 

Artist and track list with pressing info in photo 

 

 

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Although I've largely abandoned my Terminator arm, have you tried any of Vic's tweaks? Such as arm cable dressing, change in arm pivot point material, using rubber bands to suspend arm.

 

One tweak I see you don't have which I used was to put a protective cap on the end of the bottom of the arm. Too easy to scrape the record on it otherwise.

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15 minutes ago, Citroen said:

Although I've largely abandoned my Terminator arm, have you tried any of Vic's tweaks? Such as arm cable dressing, change in arm pivot point material, using rubber bands to suspend arm.

 

One tweak I see you don't have which I used was to put a protective cap on the end of the bottom of the arm. Too easy to scrape the record on it otherwise.

 

My Terminator arm and set up is superb and has no issues 

The setup of this arm was factored in when building the plinth I don't have any issues at all  

Did not know any issues about the pivot points that you mentioned but as an engineer I thought it best to enhance the connection point 

While putting it all together I applied a special coating that is used in string instrument building 

 

Always careful with record placement so no issues 

With wires I suppose I could have a look at what others are doing as I haven't visited the site for a long time 

 

 

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I gather the tweaks are all about trial and error, no criticism of the current set ups but only trying to improve.

 

I'm sure Vic would be receptive to any suggestions, ie your special coating, esp if it could be shared with other owners.

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7 minutes ago, Citroen said:

I gather the tweaks are all about trial and error, no criticism of the current set ups but only trying to improve.

 

I'm sure Vic would be receptive to any suggestions, ie your special coating, esp if it could be shared with other owners.

 

I am all for tweaks and improvements and don't mind taking things on board and sharing mine when people ask

 

Take note of the product number on this coating ( see photo ) 

 

 

 

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Sarah Vaughan

EmArcy Records 1954

Reissue: Speakers Corner 2004

 

Brinkmann Bardo turntable

Jelco SA-750EB tonearm

Acoustical Systems arche headshell

Benz Micro Glider SL MC cart

Tron Seven phono stage

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43 minutes ago, Misterioso said:

Sarah Vaughan

EmArcy Records 1954

Reissue: Speakers Corner 2004

 

Brinkmann Bardo turntable

Jelco SA-750EB tonearm

Acoustical Systems arche headshell

Benz Micro Glider SL MC cart

Tron Seven phono stage

 

 

Sarah Vaughan is one of my favourite female artists 

I have an album titled - Sings The Beatles 

 

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29 minutes ago, Full Range said:

 

Sarah Vaughan is one of my favourite female artists 

I have an album titled - Sings The Beatles 

 

I like the particular album I played earlier also because of Clifford Brown's contribution.

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18 hours ago, Citroen said:

One tweak I see you don't have which I used was to put a protective cap on the end of the bottom of the arm. Too easy to scrape the record on it otherwise.

 

 

I have researched the Tomahawk tone arm updates on the Transfi site 

As of 2016 its recommended that the metal needle pivots be replaced with nylon  

Go back to when I was putting all the pieces together well before 2016 I forethought that the pivot area may need some treatment and came up with my method by applying a coating to the pivot points with a fully researched product that had specific properties for this application 

So in effect I have achieved the same result as the nylon needle pivot screws 

Probably why I haven't had any issues since day one ? 

 

The wire tidy method 

I did a similar thing with blue tac as an experiment so I may copy Vic's method by using some heat sink tube - but I won't be using silicone as its to messy but instead use the foam type double sided tape 

 

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1 minute ago, Citroen said:

I just used blutack too

 

Good thinking on the pivot point.. 

 

 

A tip

I also used the same coating to treat the underside of the alloy platter 

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This album is from an English band called New Order

They had very poor packaging - the outer cover is more like an inner sleeve 

 

On this particular album, only one track is recorded per side and both tracks have a hypnotic and very distinctive drum beat 

 

Artist  - New Order

Title - No Title see Track names 

Track 1 - The Beach 

Track 2 - Blue Monday 

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6 minutes ago, ThirdDrawerDown said:

I believe that was a single as compared to an album.

 

Probably right - it's got that feel about it as a 12" Single 

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On 12/03/2017 at 6:18 PM, Full Range said:

This album is from an English band called New Order

They had very poor packaging - the outer cover is more like an inner sleeve 

 

On this particular album, only one track is recorded per side and both tracks have a hypnotic and very distinctive drum beat 

 

Artist  - New Order

Title - No Title see Track names 

Track 1 - The Beach 

Track 2 - Blue Monday 

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You mean from THE English band called New Order.  Just about the best band of the 1980's and came out of the sadness that was the end of Joy Division.

    Blue Monday is the biggest selling 12 inch single of all time and was only ever released as a single.   Even the album Power, Corruption & Lies used to have stickers saying - Does NOT Include Blue Monday.

 

  Awesome song and awesome band :thumb:

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Born in Jamaica and lived in Montego Bay  

The family emigrated to England with Ruby at the age of 9 

This English artist has a beautiful voice and described as a voice that breaths life and meaning into a song 

 

Artist - Ruby Turner 

Album - Motown Songbook  

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