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Old 04-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey just wondering how many of you find good music at yard sales? when I first got into music at about 11 there were no cd stores in my town and like most of my mates I didnt have the internet so I relied solely on yard sales to buy music .I used to love digging through boxes of vinyl, albums being sold for 50 pence and usually playing like new when I got them home.Sure there was alot of cheese but I found alot of good music because vinyl was quite out of fashion at the time.

Does anyone still buy music this way and what goodies have you stumbled upon?


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Old 04-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I buy quite some records at yard sales. I have about 1500 records now so it's getting harder to find stuff I don't have yet. Here in the Netherlands most of the music you find is utter crap. I'll post some fragments of the music you'll find here when I get home (it's not very pleasant listening to youtube via my laptop speakers).
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found this bad boy at a yardsale last week mint condition. Vinyl is my girlfriend. Not a well known band but if you see it buy it, awesome stuff.
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Haha, vinyl is the only non-living thing I'd save when a fire broke out in my house,
People, animals, vinyl in that order.
Oh yeah, and I'll pick up my external backup HD as well. Might come in handy ;D
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Going to a flea market tomorrow

It's rare that I find something I'm personally interested in at yard sales and flea markets, but it happens. The classics, if they were ever there, have usually already been picked up by someone else during the record piles' lifetime. But I often find obscure norwegian music in old vinyl collections here, stuff like old rock bands, fusion groups and so on that have largely disappeared. I sometimes buy those.

My (relatively new) vinyl player isn't very good though. It has a function where you can rip to mp3 which I do whenever I get rare stuff, but it pops and crackles I love vinyl for collecting and looking at and so on, but I don't use them much for listening.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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we don't have yard sales here - i do go to flea markets - best stuff I got was Johnny Cash's Johnny 99 for about RM10 (USD2.50) and George Harrison's portion of the Concert for Bangladesh for about RM20 (USD5)
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Tore, a record player can't pop and crackle. It's the record that pops and crackles when it hasn't been taken care of properly. Washing it may help and I'll be glad to give you some (cheap 'n cheerful) advice for that.
Eitherway, these USB record players can't be taken seriously. But when you do have an amplifier with a phono input or a seperate phono preamplifier (The NAD PP1 is rather good and not expensive at all) you can record to your PC's line in without any problems.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well .. I know record players don't generate crackles, hisses and pops and that they come from the record - or whatever else there is on the record that the stylus interacts with. But hisses and so on is what I get when I play my records. Sound quality wise, it doesn't sound any better than my high BR mp3s either. Basically, if I have digital versions of the stuff I have on vinyl, then I see little reason to listen to the vinyls. By the way, it's not a USB record player, but it supports memory sticks. You can plug one in it and it will save recordings on it. I know how to hook it up to my PC's line-in if I want.

I tried cleaning my some of my LPs with dishwashing liquid once. It didn't really improve things much.
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^^i read somewhere that Colgate does the trick
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^^i read somewhere that Colgate does the trick
Thats a fact. the fluoride does the trick, its what i use.
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