Vinyl Care

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Rubs90, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Rubs90

    Rubs90 KeyControl

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    Tomorrow I'm getting my very own first turntables shipped to me :)

    I'm already making arrangements on vinyl purchases, but I could use some info first on care. I know vinyls are pretty fragile and can get overused easily. Anyone got some tips on how to preserve my vinyls as much as possible and keep their quality intact?

    Also, should I hold a vinyl like a CD (on the edges not touching the middle part) or can I put my hand anywhere on the vinyl?
     
  2. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    dont do wat i do!lol
    which is take it out the sleeve mix it an then leave it on the floor an never pick it up!
    until u mix it again!haha
     
  3. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    You can touch it in the middle mate, but good luck trying to put it on the deck by just touching the middle.. thats like trying to put a frying pan up a virgin..
     
  4. [Politrix]

    [Politrix] Peace & fucking, believe!

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    replace them in sleeve, im not one to talk but ive fucked a fair few tunes due to scratches and scuffs.

    dont stack them on top of eachother, they will warp, also dont leave them by heat.

    you can buy stuff for old vinyl to replenish the sound, it wont take it back to the first play but it will make a big difference, gets rid of small scratches and hissing (sell it on htfr)
     
  5. Rubs90

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    aight thanks
     
  6. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    whatever you do, don't leave them on your duvet.
     
  7. slimbo011

    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    neatly stacked pile of sleeveless vinyl
    mmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  8. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Dont leave them outa the case is the best advice, I did a couple of times and the dust they attract is unreal.

    If theye do get dusty wipe them gently with an anti static cloth :)
     
  9. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Get an anti static cleaning cloth for the dust they attract.
    Try to touch the playing surface as little as possible.
    And always replace them into there sleves.
    You should be ok if you just look after them generaly.
     
  10. DJ Wizz

    DJ Wizz Bless, Union, Force FM

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    wots tht about? how u meant to mix / scratch? i no wot u mean about grubby fingerprints but that seriously cannot be avoided if ur a turntablist.

    yer dont leave em outa sleeves and try to prevent any vinyl on vinyl crime. esppecialy stacking up a seriay amount of sleeveless vinyl. it actually makes me shudder to think of it!
     
  11. Filler

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    Everyones pretty much said it all apart from KEEP THE VINYLS AWAY FROM BEER, RIBENA AND COKE!!

    also i've heard you're not supposed to keep vinyls in smoky atmospheres...2nd hand smoke and all that
     
  12. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    vinyl is meant to be played with!! touch it and caress...
     
  13. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    if you wonna be really anal about keeping your vinyl crisp...buy 2 of everything and only play copy...
     
  14. Rubs90

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    Really? But my duvet is so soft and sexual
     
  15. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    If you just mix your records you can get away with cueing them at the outermost edge and pushing them round using the label.
    If you are a turntablist you just have to accept your records are gonna get a little fucked lol.