Scrathed Records

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  1. hazza

    hazza New Member

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    Alright All

    Decided if i ever got hold of Outer Space (MIST) then i would build up a collection of vinyl, buy some decks and have a go at DJing,

    So now i am buying vinyl from here and there, only to fing that when they arrive they are scratched usually just as the tunes intro ends and it kicks in = annoying and makes me want to buy the records again, i am just having a moan but does this happen to anyone else?
     
  2. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    What kind of needles are you using matey?
     
  3. the_voice

    the_voice Active Member

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    not realy as these days
    i used cds
     
  4. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    unfortunately theres nothing u can do for a scratch. but 75% of the time i thought it was a scratch it was some sticky goo. gently rub your finger over the spot it scratches on. is it raise or is there a blatant scratch down the grooves. if its raised probably just some schmeg u can remove with your fingernail and some warm water
     
  5. poohoodahoodoo

    poohoodahoodoo Member

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    not really
    are you talkin about new or used records
     
  6. hazza

    hazza New Member

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    to be honest i am playing them on a normal record player, i decided not to buy decks til i had built up a collection of vinyl, (am wanting some bad now that i have my 7 records)
    The thing is the new ones play perfect, so i guess it's just that the used ones are knackered, they are resonably old (pacman remix, its jazzy) but if i buy them again may have the same problem.
    Maybe as someone once said "vinyls dead bruv, i need MP3s"
     
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    dno m8, never had any trouble with a new vinyl but myne are all fuckd cases nd vinyl to be honest wid loads of minor scratches but they still play fine...part from a few with badboy gash's they skip, maybe its ur needles myne are like 4 years old nd skip all the time probly doesnt help.
     
  8. technic1210

    technic1210 ''VINYL VINYL VINYL''

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    put nail varnish on the record and wipe it all round works 90 percent of the time,someone on here told me that trick and it works,try it.
     
  9. law_88

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    surely you mean nail varnish remover not actual nail varnish lol?
     
  10. Toejam

    Toejam OOOBEY DOOBEY

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    No nail varnish remover would melt it surely

    Someone in another thread said about running a moist matchstick along the grooves i havent tried it myself but try that first before you put chemicals on ya dubs
     
  11. DJ NUERA

    DJ NUERA 5HEAD

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    Yeh my copy of influx UK - Its love is fucked. scratches all over the bastard :( not happy
     
  12. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Lighter fluid works to clean records. BANG and the dirt is gone!! :barryscott: