Talk and share knowledge on rare records, sources of new samples, vinyl, diggin, etc
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By mpc4000xl Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:06 pm
A WORD ON VINYL CARE!!!


Sorry I Laid On Da CAPZ.................But there is No Point on Diggin' if Ur Jus' Gonna Let Ur Vinyl Get All Dusty, Scratched OR Moldy....................

C'MON Family this Aint A Good Look ................4 REAL


I And Others have been Hit Up on this Topic So ....... Here Are The Goodz.......

These Jointz R of SPECIAL Importance 2 those Thrift Mart/Dollar Bin Junkies (Such AS MyDelf')

1. This Seems Simplistic But it's a pitfall 2 Some ...Do Ur BEST not 2 Cop Really Damaged jointz in the 1st place........(No, I Don't mean a small and most prolly cosmetic or surface Knicker) but really that Beatles May Be in the Dollar Bin 4 A Reason Chech it out First. Yeah that Odd lookin' clerk is EyeBallin' U ....STILL Check those Sleeves and Examine Ur Groovez.

2.Before U Even Think-O-Playin' those Joints in Da Lab Dust/Clean those Thingz. (I've Found Everything From Hair to Keys 2 a Dollar Bill in Sleeves)
and Brush off Ya Needle and TRASH That old SlipMat it Has Seen it's
better dayz!!!

3.Use Ur Turntable Shell Head Cover (Unless Ur Spinnin' Live Or Practicin' Ur TriX N Routinez)

4.For Me : Inner Sleeve/Cardboard Jacket/Outer Plastic Sleeve 4 Most :The Outer Sleeve is Optional....But Like I Said 4 Me It Aint !!......I know ALOT O Cats that thought so, caught Water Damge then wish they Used OUTER SLEEVES.

5.Do A Regular Check...Do I Have Cleanin' Fluid, Brushes, X-tra Sleeves, Is My Needle Headshell on Properly, Is My Stylus Covered in **** n Dust and Is My SlipMat Grey From Ol' Age ?????? Oh Let Me Not Forget 2 Remind U to use A Can of Air and or a Demagnitizer. (they're cheap like $5)

Check These (Olny as a Start Point Refine it As U See Fit)

http://discdoc.com/ A Great Resource of Info !

http://www.laventure.net/tourist/good_sound5.htm More info n links
Have a LOOK Around

http://www.htfr.com/vinylcare/ hard to Find Records Prices Ehh Selection n Quality YEAH !!!!

http://www.turntablebasics.com/cleaners.html Some SERIOUS STUFF
http://www.needledoctor.com World's Largest Spot 4 Needles, Cartridges n Tables, Est since 1979 (Nuff SAID)

Well it's all There Pretty Much .............................

I Know Some Dudes That have MORE Vinyl than Me But only A Few That Have Them In Better or Equal Condition!!!

Yo, Until Next time HAPPY DIGGIN' and SAMPLIN' !!!!!!!

and PLEASE................TAKE CARE OF THOSE RECORDS.


Here is Some Stuff From this Very Forum ..................

http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=18519 (Cleanin')

http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=23136&start=0 (Record storage)
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By dj e.d.e Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:43 pm
word^^

inspect is the key to a good collector, if you notice bad surface scratches then it's not woth it, (in less u got a gem)(i mean real gem)

yo mpc4kxl i found some odd sht in records before too. family pix, love letters ,new paper articles for the &), and a few joints.
Last edited by dj e.d.e on Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

By elmacaco Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:37 am
my needle is focked, are their any good stanton's out there for cheap?

I need that reverse needle **** cuz I vbackspin to sample a lot.
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By bricks Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:49 pm
grooves gotta have shine,i found beatles,sgt peppers lp in pristine mint condition,fo sho never get an album that the surface looks gray,or the grooves feel flat!
Bydj_rod_one Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:25 pm
The worst feeling is finding a record you need...and you can't take it home cuz it looks like its been tore up by a rabid dog.


Or when you smell like mildew or dust after hours of digging...
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By mpc4000xl Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:13 am
dj e.d.e wrote:word^^

inspect is the key to a good collector, if you notice bad surface scratches then it's not work it, (in less u got a gem)(i mean real gem)

yo mpc4kxl i found some odd sht in records before too. family pix, love letters ,new paper articles for the &), and a few joints.







That's What I'm Sayin'.....................ODD But TRUE!!!!!!!
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By bricks Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:55 pm
dj_rod_one wrote:The worst feeling is finding a record you need...and you can't take it home cuz it looks like its been tore up by a rabid dog.


Or when you smell like mildew or dust after hours of digging...


careful with breathing that stuff in as well like when flipping thru albums all that dust is being winded your direction
Bydj_rod_one Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:01 pm
I've almost passed out in some places...I used to have bad asthma and mildew and spores really doesnt help, so be careful...to you kids, please just come up and know that this is what music really is, older jazz.....open your horizons, novices....take the advice and stay up, and keep practicing....
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By Jessiah Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:21 pm
I think that dust is magical. It is good for you... I used to have bad alergies, but since record digging, I can breath alot better.

Did you say you found joints in the records? did u smoke them???
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By dj e.d.e Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:32 am
naaw it was to tight, it was pressed together, i tried though

yea with that dust and sht it's starting to phuk with me know,
i'm going to have to start taking a mask with me,
many years of diggin,
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By en2 Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:21 pm
dj e.d.e wrote: i tried though


thats quality meyn

By NeoAtomic Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:55 am
First thisgs first when your done using em put em right back in the cover. then get a good dust brush, and I know it sounds stupid but I use armor all to clean my wax.
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By binger0 Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:25 am
lighter fluid and a rag. dont knock it till u try it real good for real dirty records. Soap and cold water will clean moderatly dusty joints.
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By TurnItUp Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:22 am
For those 'd rather hoover everyday