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It's more for newer releases but most with barcodes should be able to be scanned in using the search feature. Just click on the barcode icon. 

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Man this got me twisted off on a major media inventory project. Found apps called MovieBuddy and BookBuddy and am cataloging all that shit now.

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Just a general rule for people buying used records from ebay or discogs, EVERY RECORD ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET IS VG+. Keep this in mind whether you are buying or selling records, its best not to get upset if the record arrives in the mail and it looks and smells like a moldy basement. Just remember, it came from the internet, so it is VG+.

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Just a general rule for people buying used records from ebay or discogs, EVERY RECORD ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET IS VG+. Keep this in mind whether you are buying or selling records, its best not to get upset if the record arrives in the mail and it looks and smells like a moldy basement. Just remember, it came from the internet, so it is VG+.


My Discogs policy is I don’t buy it unless they have a written description. It’s worked so far.

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On 2/4/2019 at 10:30 AM, MAUFRAIS said:

Thanks for the Discogs app recommendation. The cataloging will be a fun project. The appraisal feature is cool/concerning.

Keeping my Discogs app updated, has saved me from buying albums I already own several times. I've also had good luck with purchases from the Discogs marketplace. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 11:34 AM, RiverwalkMiner said:

Keeping my Discogs app updated, has saved me from buying albums I already own several times. I've also had good luck with purchases from the Discogs marketplace. 

Yeah Discogs is the shit.

Going in and cataloging my collection was super fun. And yeah I've bought many records from the Discogs marketplace, and have had nothing but good experiences... even bought a few records from Europe and Asia that actually showed up within like a week. 

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For Dallas posters, Good Records is moving to Garland Road next to Lounge Here. It's a much smaller space, though not as small as the original off Good Lattimer. Chris Penn and Tim DeLaughter said they're moving because the customer base has moved away from Greenville which funny enough is why I really don't go there anymore. 

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I have the What's Going On and Nightfly One Steps and they're incredible. Only downside on What's Going On is the awkward drop out between Flyin' High and Save the Children because they couldn't find a better spot to split the sides to fit on the 45rpm record. 


And my sickness is such that I'm going to buy some Kallax shelves from Ikea just to fit all the records I already own.


Had to stop myself from buying an old stereophonic console from an estate sale down the street. I mean I'd like to have one but I really don't need to spend the money on something we're only going to listen to during dinner. 

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On 2/6/2019 at 9:49 AM, Ths71 said:

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Uggggggh

Controversy is probably top 5 Prince tracks for me. Nice find.

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Been a while in here.


Spent probably too much on this but it’s one thing I wanted this year and they typically appreciate anyway.


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Hell to the yes.

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Been a while in here.


Spent probably too much on this but it’s one thing I wanted this year and they typically appreciate anyway.


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Paid $35 for mine, bought it in a heartbeat.

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On 4/7/2019 at 12:57 PM, Anton Chigurh said:

 


How? It was just released and $125 is the MSRP.

 

Oh didn't realize it was some special release, saw on my phone and just thought it was an original press.

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A few recent pickups.

1961 first repress of Kind of Blue. An original is a bit too rich for my blood unless I stumble upon a good deal at some point.

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The first run of DSoTM MoFi from 1979. The second run from ‘81 with the italicized text at the top typically go for more for whatever reason, but they’re the exact same pressing as far as I’m aware (the UHQR is much different and much more expensive, of course).

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And this relatively hard to find original pressing of Lola vs Powerman. Bought it from Panther City in Fort Worth, which is a great shop btw. It was super cheap cause the guy said it had some noise, but it ain’t bad at all.

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I also found another RL/LH copy of Zeppelin II in okay shape. Still on the hunt for an RL/RL copy in the wild.

The only thing I really wanted from RSD this year was the Best of Townes Van Zandt (one for me, one for my dad). The tiger eye vinyl is beautiful.

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And I found a wonderful surprise tonight. A 60s pressing, but it was pretty cheap since the jacket isn’t great. Sounds incredible.

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Anyone have any experience with record cleaning machines?  Amazon has an ultrasonic cleaner, for under $700, that can clean 5 records at a time.  A lot of other ultrasonic cleaners go for over $4000.

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JFC. I played records for 20 years just fine without a damn $700 cleaner. Or any kind of cleaner for that matter.

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Man, I just use a basic spin clean. Works pretty damn well. I do have a goats hair brush too that I will use sometimes. I’ve also used the wood glue method on a few valuable records that I wanted to improve and it does seem to help a little more than just the spin clean.

 

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Throw out your 80s records you're tired of listening to or haven't put on in years. I'll buy them from your local half price.

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Also picked up the kids are alright by the who. Didnt really fit in with the others though.

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I’ll make a vinyl post later after I get some stuff in that I have ordered, but I finally got this bad boy back today, and I figured this was the best place for it. A Marantz 2245. The case I found on eBay and it’s an OE in nearly mint shape. Bottom is my trusty 2215B. The LEDs are a bit harsh and I may change back to incandescent, but I’d have to change the vellum paper again. Not hard, just kind of annoying. I also recently upgraded carts to the Nagaoka MP-150. I’m happy with it. I am casually looking for some Klipsch Forte II, though.

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definitely not a fan of LED's on vintage gear. 


It’s hard to photograph for sure. It’s not as bad as the photo and is a bit different color IRL. That said, it does look worse than on my 2215B. I’ll likely change them out at some point. Likely after I hunt down a nicer faceplate to replace mine.

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New pickups (fuck a picture, too many records):

Electric Ladyland - Jimmi Hendrix Experience

Hello I Must Be Going - Phil Collins 

Peter Gabriel 1977 (Car) - Peter Gabriel

Hot Fuss - The Killers

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (for $6.99. In the last crate I dug through. Almost came my pants)

Rattle and Hum - U2  (not my favorite U2 record but HOLY SHIT it sounds amazing on Vinyl. Maybe the best sounding record in my neophyte collection)

Still Standing - Goodie Mob

While I'm here - need recs for an affordable player. The one I have I got for free and it's just kind of a piece of shit. Don't need speakers - but something that plays loud would be great. Maybe keep it under $100. 

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I would scour Craigslist for an older 80s table. Something like a Technics SL-D1, SL-D2, SL-D3, SL-Q2, SL-Q3 etc. they will be much better than anything modern at that price point.

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Also, I really jumped into jazz and haven’t stopped yet.

I have a bunch of shit to post if I feel like typing it all out or taking pictures.

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58 minutes ago, Anton Chigurh said:

I would scour Craigslist for an older 80s table. Something like a Technics SL-D1, SL-D2, SL-D3, SL-Q2, SL-Q3 etc. they will be much better than anything modern at that price point.

Thanks homie 

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On 7/20/2019 at 3:47 PM, ztejas said:

While I'm here - need recs for an affordable player. The one I have I got for free and it's just kind of a piece of shit. Don't need speakers - but something that plays loud would be great. Maybe keep it under $100. 

If you're in Austin, Sound Gallery on South Congress has a ton of used turntables. End of an Ear and Breakaway records also have used equipment. 

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I’ll make a vinyl post later after I get some stuff in that I have ordered, but I finally got this bad boy back today, and I figured this was the best place for it. A Marantz 2245. The case I found on eBay and it’s an OE in nearly mint shape. Bottom is my trusty 2215B. The LEDs are a bit harsh and I may change back to incandescent, but I’d have to change the vellum paper again. Not hard, just kind of annoying. I also recently upgraded carts to the Nagaoka MP-150. I’m happy with it. I am casually looking for some Klipsch Forte II, though.

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IMHO the 2230, 2245 and 2270 are the sweet spot of Vintage Marantz when you consider cost, sound quality and price. I did incandescent on my 2230 and need to do my 2245 but have been too lazy.
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Maaan, those old-school receivers take me back.  I wonder if my friends that had Marantz and Technics hung on to them.

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How should I sell a collection? I have 1000+. All styles of music. Mostly rock, classical, blues, a little country. Couple dozen Japanese pressings and MFSL. Tons of classical cut outs still in shrink wrap. All stored straight and vertically. It’s time to downsize. Want to move all, not one at a time. 

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How should I sell a collection? I have 1000+. All styles of music. Mostly rock, classical, blues, a little country. Couple dozen Japanese pressings and MFSL. Tons of classical cut outs still in shrink wrap. All stored straight and vertically. It’s time to downsize. Want to move all, not one at a time. 

 

Where are you located? Best way is to sell to a local shop.

 

In DFW: Josey, Doc’s.

 

In Austin: End Of An Ear, Breakaway, not sure what else.

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43 minutes ago, Not that Bob said:

How should I sell a collection? I have 1000+. All styles of music. Mostly rock, classical, blues, a little country. Couple dozen Japanese pressings and MFSL. Tons of classical cut outs still in shrink wrap. All stored straight and vertically. It’s time to downsize. Want to move all, not one at a time. 

What MFSL do you have? Always looking for those. 

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Depends on your time horizon. If you list them at reasonable prices and deliver good customer service on discogs, you will have nearly half of your chud bin liquidated in as little as thirty years.

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Well, I came across a small piece of music history today.

I went to the DFW Record Show in Hurst. You can usually find some good stuff there, you just gotta find the right seller.

I was browsing and found a guy that had some great prices, and grabbed some cheap stuff from him (Dylan’s first album in mono, Night Train, Getz/Gilberto, Brubeck Outer Space), and then I saw something that nearly made me shit.

This is a collection of local bands in DFW that I were picked to have a few songs recorded and put on a compilation LP.

The guy who plays Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day was in a band called Cast of Thousands, and they had a mutual friend who knew some kid named Steve Vaughan. He was invited to play with the band for these sessions and this they are SRV’s first ever recordings.

This is a ridiculously rare and expensive record (Discogs currently has 2, priced at about $800 and $1100 USD; both are in Europe, and apparently a local store sold a sealed copy on eBay for a grand), and something I never thought I would own. This guy had two of them somehow. He actually had upgraded his copy to a NM one, and wanted his others to go to good homes.

I bought nicer of the two for a song, and it included the poster as well. I had previously only listened to the two Cast Of Thousands tracks, but the others were all surprisingly decent as well.

Here’s some photos:

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Mr “Steve Vaughan” is sitting in the above photo.

Here’s an interview with Stephen Tobolowsky about it (he says Stevie was 14 at the time, but he was really either 16 or 17):



Discogs link.


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