Warped Vinyl

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  1. Dilla

    Dilla Member

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    One of my Vinyl's (Wobble - original press) has warped slightly.....

    Anyone got any tricks to straighten em out?

    Cheers

    Josh
     
  2. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I would gather the family round, have a quiet ceremony, say a few words and then prepare for it to get worse...



    Sorry dude! I'm sure there will be people with rescue stories but nothing's ever worked for me.
     
  3. Dilla

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    I might have a quiet ceremony for it in the garden later :mad:

    Cheers dude
     
  4. jameshk

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    I've always been told put it between two pieces of glass and leave it out in the sun. Not sure how reliable this is though because i havn't tried it myself.
     
  5. Dilla

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    Makes sense....... might use a shit one before I try it out though!!
     
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    This works if you do it properly, guaranteed.
     
  7. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    ye ive heard that if u heat it up a bit and make sure its inbetween two heavy flat things it should help. never tried it but it does make sense
     
  8. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    however heating up a record and bending back into shape using various methods will work... it does so by changing the shape of ur record and then hardening when it cools down.
    there is no guarantee you will not change the shape of the groves on the record and as a result it will alter the sound.

    just live with it, if it still plays its fine.
    I've got a fair few that ride the platter like a ferry crossing the english channel, looks weird but give a shit
     
  9. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    unless it is fucking up the sound, ignore it man. more likely to cause damage than do good i reckon
     
  10. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    use an iron
     
  11. sami_

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    iv tried the 2 pieces of glass method. doesnt work. made the vinyl worse.
    like someone else said, if it doesnt cause the needle to skip or jump then ignore it.
     
  12. Dilla

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    Cool. Cheers lads
     
  13. 3rd degree

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    Put it on top of something flat, like a big, hardback book, then pile lots of other heavy books on top of it (phonebooks and the like). Leave it somewhere nice and warm, like on a windowsill that gets lots of sunlight, for about a week. Though it won't flatten it out completely, it should make it much better.