If you steal Priority packaging you are just hurting and causing everyone else higher shipping rates so you can save a few buck out of YOUR wallet. Very short sighted! II do a combo of what they talk about and what I was taught from a long time discogs member. And yes I do take the record out if it is already open.
Both give me good prices and great quality. I have only had one person have issues in over a year. Well I did have one guy let me know that his record got broken when his girlfriend got angry and ran over it deliberately. Almost every record I receive packed outside of the album sleeve is screwed up.
This is the worst advice and method I have heard. A record in the album does not move around more than if it was in the sleeve, on the contrary. This practice is stupid and I will make sure to advise any seller I buy from to ship in the album provided and not to use the method in this article. It is. No Doubt. The jacket was designed to protect the record. I rarely ship a LP outside of the sleeve. I tell them the method I ship. If you pack tight, and wrap the LP jacket and album in something like kraft paper..
In 15 years not one complaint. Pack your items tight. By whom? In 15 years of shipping worldwide I have never gotten one complaint. Quality is guaranteed to those who look. A certain cup box from Starbucks is one of the best ready made solutions they throw out in most cities. Very little cutting is involved. Good for them, but not for everyone.
The Starbucks box, for example I can collect 8 on a given day at most locations. Free cardboard is very common. And hell yeah I recycle old mailers. You should have basic respect to take the old labels off. One extra pass of tape solidifies these older mailers. Packing the LP tight inside the box is the key to the success.
For the 2lbs you get this guys way of packaging!! This extends the corners out 3 to 4 inches, 2 inches on the sides. A typical vinyl record consists of a black PVC material. The black color allows the record to absorb a more significant portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
A plastic sleeve would do very little to protect the record from the exposure. A cover could provide some protection by insolating it and preventing the record itself from being exposed.
A cover does not provide enough protection for prolonged exposure in this sort of environment. If you have the ability, keep your records out of sunlight as much as possible. This transition causes stress as it is either expanding or contracting from heating up or cooling down, respectively. If you are going to transport records between these types of environments, leave them in their cover for an hour or two before pulling them out.
The cardboard or paper cover will provide some insolation that will slow down the transition in temperature. Stacking your records is something you should never do. Even in the ideal temperatures, it can warp, or even worse, crack the records. Stacking your records causes inconsistent pressure. When you stack a record on top of each other.
Every item in the stack compounds the imbalanced weight on every record below it. The top few might be fine in the long term, but the odds just rise with each item in the stack. A vinyl album normally has a surface that's barely cupped.
Using a sanding block will cause the outside and inside lands to be sanded more than the center lands. In my experiment, the center lands of my test record remained un-sanded even though I over-sanded the entire disc one side to see how much damage over sanding could do.
I set the record on a towel during the sanding process in an attempt to eliminate the cupping, but it wasn't too successful. Since the record I was using was one I was going to trash anyway, I sanded the devil out of it. I wouldn't do this yourself unless you have a need for a pile of vinyl dust. You can see the brown residue on the sandpaper. The record turned brown as well I really worked on it, pushing as hard as I could After cleaning it, I didn't notice any loss of sound quality, but in theory, it most likely effected the volume and possibly the bass of the recording Of course, my old ears couldn't notice a difference in the bass and the volume knob has plenty of rotation left.
The only difference I noticed, whether placebo or not, was the over-sanded portions of the disk sounded, to me, more like MP3 versions of the same song. Wal Mart sells it as well as big box and hardware stores I would prefer to use something finer, but it's too frustrating trying to find.
Finer grits will, by design leave the record's surface shinier. The final microscopic image is a 35x plus 3x camera zoom of the surface after hard sanding with grit. I should have thought of zooming the camera before taking the photo to get even closer. Due to the mechanical nature of the sanding, the lands don't have the same coarse look that they've after hand sanding. But remember, the middle portion of the record received much less contact with the paper.
Until someone perfects a mechanical "refinisher" that accounts for the non-flat record surface, I'll stick to hand work. The bottom line for me is, I'll be using my hand to sand records from now on, but if I can find a finer grit paper, I might use this as a way to polish it after I'm through.
Out of nowhere I had an idea. Baking soda and white vinegar, it sounds crazy but stay with me on this. While wet I made a thick paste using baking soda and water and very lightly added it thickly to the vinyl going with the groove. Here comes the fun bit. Pouring white vinegar over the baking soda forms an instant volcanic chemical reaction, fizzing out what was stuck. If all else fails give it a go, the explosion is worth the price of admission alone.
Jut be careful to not exfoliate the grooves. Question: I have a number of records I want to try this with, but two of them are picture discs. Would this remove the image from the disc, or is it colored all the way into the vinyl, so it would still be present, if a little dull? If you are looking for a ready source of really fine sandpaper, try an auto-body shop. They will use lots of very fine grain stuff grit, sometimes even finer than that.
There are also some specialty abrasives that get to extremely fine grains, google "abralon" for an example. Nice technique. A thought on handling cupped records - attach the grit sandpaper to a block of foam rubber, which is attached to a hard block i. To automate it, it could be made into a fixture that attaches to an OLD turntable one you don't mind getting wet. Fix one end of the sanding block to the spindle, the other to a fixed point outside of the platter.
Drizzle a continuous stream of water at the edge of the block. Tilt the turntable so the water runs off into a pan. An answer to your question of how many grooves on a side of a record - 3. I believe this was an early attempt at multi-channel sound recording. Three grooves could handle left, right and center channels. I have also heard a recording by Victor that was originally made from 2 separate records, one on the Victor label and the other on the HMV label Europe.
When synchronized they formed a perfect bi-naural recording of Duke Ellington. These records were also from Columbia also had puzzle records from about the same time. Tip 1 year ago on Step 4. Here is my process, wash, sand, wash, glue and wash. I build a device for the sanding part. The glue certainly cleans the gooves! Saturday 1 February Sunday 2 February Monday 3 February Tuesday 4 February Wednesday 5 February Thursday 6 February Friday 7 February Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Title Artist.
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