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Does anybody still pick up vinyl?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by wacolo, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. wacolo

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    I am not a collector but when I am in a thrift it is hard for me to pass by the albums. I usually go for pieces from my youth or I will sometime buy something just because it has a cool cover. Picked these up today. Most were $1 or .50 and all of them are in great shape.

    My dad had the Steve Martin when I was a kid and it has brought back some memories. And man is that Gil Scott-Heron an amazing record. Ditto for the Maria Muldaur.

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    Yes. Listening to vinyl is more relaxing, for me, than digital sources. The only thing better is high speed reel-to-reel.
     
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    Yep, me and the kid both.
     
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    If it's clean, and the right price, then yes.

    That is most often not the case, these days. People ask (and, apparently, pay) stupid prices for stuff that is not in great condition. With equally good quality masters, tailored for each format, vinyl sound just as good as CD. But once it gets beat, that no longer holds. I'd rather listen to a CD, or even lower quality digital files, than a beat vinyl disc.

    Vinyl is not a "revival" to me, and I won't pay hipster prices for it. I never got rid of my turntable or my vinyl. I just added other formats as they came along. As such, it isn't a "retro" or "nostalgia" or "vintage" or "cool" thing to me. It's just music, and it still works.

    I ditch my vinyl when it becomes worn out. At that point, I just replace the LP or get it on CD instead. Whichever comes my way first, for the right price. I am not picky about format, as long as it's physical. But I don't get rid of stuff that simply works.

    That said, I do indeed enjoy the size of the artwork, and being able to actually read what is on the jacket! I need a magnifying glass to read some damned CDs.

    Gil Scott-Heron is awesome.

     
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    I resisted getting a record player for the longest time. I used to have a lot of CDs and saw myself owning shelves of vinyl. Well I broke down and was having a lot of fun finding surprises and discovering records rather than typing in YouTube. Then the pandemic happened and a number of thrift stores in my neighborhood are closed permanently so I'm back to buying online again.
     
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    Yep, but only on days that end with "y" :rolleyes:

    Probably pick up 100-200 per year, although things really slowed down recently. Really cleaned up during "vinyl winter". Much more competition out there now. Mostly get 1-2 at a time, but sometimes hit the jackpot. Usually pay about $1 each - good cheap fun and I find enough valuable records to cover costs.

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    Somebody told me just that other day that in 2020 vinyl out sold CD's for the first time in years.. probably since the late 80's?
     
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    Yep. In fact local record shopping is one of the things I miss most this past year - we have quite a few vinyl shops here.
     
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    Thrift stores sell em cheap and can't resist em.
     
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    These are the most recent ones I've purchased. Some new, some second hand.
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    Vinyl is all I buy. You scored some great records there! Love the Gil Scott Heron and the Muldar records.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Yes, I own loads of vinyl, more so than CDs.
     
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    That Michael Oldfield is tha shizz.
     
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    I just picked up Al Green Gets Next To You last week on vinyl.
     
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    That's a piece of technology I was glad to say goodbye to back in the '80s.
     
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    I still have all my vinyl and 3 turntables. But I don’t play them much now, sadly. Lots of CD’s too but they’re not getting played much either....

    It is nice to play a CD and not hear pops and ticks and worn-out passages. Not sure if I miss turning the album over for the second side or not...some albums have such a well-crafted first and second side that a continuous flow without the turnover sounds “funny”.
     
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    Yes. Just dropped some good money on a good stylus and picked up a Carlos Montoya LP from 1957.

    There's nothing like good vinyl on a good system.

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