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  • Cleaning Your Stylus (Needle): An Essential Turntable Maintenance Practice

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    Here’s a reality about the nature of vinyl records: As the stylus runs through the grooves of the record, static electricity is generated. This static electricity attracts dust and debris to the record. The moisture in the air, mixed with oils on your hand when you handle the record mix with the dust and debris, […]

    45 RPM Vinyl LPs: Do They Sound Better?

    Monday, November 10th, 2008

    When most people think of 45 RPM records, they think of the small records often used for jukeboxes and singles. While it’s true that many 45’s released are singles, there are also 45 RPM LPs out there. These records play at a faster speed than the usual 33 RPMs of a standard LP, and because […]

    Vinyl’s Revival

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

    Ever since I first took the time to listen carefully to a record, I noticed that the sound quality was better than anything CDs, cassettes, and of course, MP3s had to offer. Being a music lover, I wanted to share with the world, and especially younger kids like myself (I’m only 28) the virtues of […]

    How to Clean Vinyl Records: 2 Methods

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Vinyl records are high maintenance. They’re like the hot, high maintenance girlfriend (or boyfriend) who takes two hours to get ready to go out. Of course, when they’re ready, they look good. In the case of vinyl, they sound amazing, but they take a little extra […]

    How to Maintain Your Vinyl Records

    Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

    Vinyl Records Are High-Maintenance… It’s unfortunate, but true. While vinyl records provide the sweetest sounds, they won’t for very long if you do not maintain them properly. Vinyl records are victims to many of the same ailments as CDs, particularly scratches, and exposure to sunlight and heat. Vinyl records also suffer from various other problems […]