Vinyl Records

This is a general chat forum, you must register to post.

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Forum rules
Please remember that this is a family forum - do not post 'adult' content. Full forum rules here.

Vinyl Records

Postby campervanster » 04 Jan 2018, 17:06

Just getting into vinyl after being gifted a record player recently and wondered whether anyone else here plays vinyl too? I've only listened to downloaded MP3s over the last 10 years or so but I'm loving the way vinyl sounds and actually having something to hold and look at is a surprisingly satisfying feeling. I'm bidding on Ebay for an original Led Zeppelin I LP and also Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits. Are there any 'must haves' that anyone would recommend?
1.9 DG 1987 T25. Insurance advisor at Classicline. Personal blog at http://www.campervanster.com/
User avatar
campervanster
Trader
 
Posts: 142
Joined: 20 Sep 2016, 15:46
Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire
80-90 Mem No: 14117

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby Ian and Lins » 04 Jan 2018, 18:00

My ex wife has recently moved house and found a load of my old LPs which she has given back to me. Included my old Garrard record deck and amplifier.I'm gradually going through them and putting them onto MP3 files. Not quite sure what to do with the vinyl. Got a load of first copy Zeppelin, Genesis, VanDerGraff Generator, SteeyleyeSpan, Yes etc. Flog 'em or keep 'em?
Are we going on anything else?

1985 Petrol 1.9 A/S Hightop
User avatar
Ian and Lins
 
Posts: 1798
Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 13:18
Location: Notts Derbys border (Sleepy Hollow)
80-90 Mem No: 3532

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby scottbott » 04 Jan 2018, 18:09

KEEP THEM, you may regret selling them one day, or you could give them to me and I will appreciate them for you!!
Nil carborundum illegitimi
scottbott
 
Posts: 2166
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 20:36
Location: Old Somerby,Grantham
80-90 Mem No: 6085

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby crazyhorse » 04 Jan 2018, 18:15

scottbott wrote:KEEP THEM, you may regret selling them one day, or you could give them to me and I will appreciate them for you!!


And I will take the ones scottbott doesnt want :D

Anything by Steely Dan is a must on Vinyl
87 Transporter 1.9 WBX DG and LPG. In Maroon

http://www.guestwho.biz
crazyhorse
 
Posts: 452
Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 15:01
Location: Llantwit Major, Bro Morganwg, South wales
80-90 Mem No: 15202

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby jrt » 04 Jan 2018, 18:27

Yes, still got all my old punk albums and singles, been with me over 40 years so can't see me parting with them just yet......although i've seen the price some of them are going for !!
David.
the future is unwritten
User avatar
jrt
 
Posts: 1975
Joined: 01 Oct 2011, 15:53
Location: East Cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 10288

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby tea42 » 04 Jan 2018, 18:36

Latest Slowdive albums a peach on vinyl. https://youtu.be/ogCih4OavoY Compare a CD with vinyl and vinyl's warmer sound often with more character.
1980 T25 Devon Moonraker, 2 litre CU Air Cooled, Manual
tea42
 
Posts: 25
Joined: 16 Jul 2017, 06:26
Location: S Oxon
80-90 Mem No: 16094

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby itchyfeet » 04 Jan 2018, 19:36

Gave my collection away more than 25 years ago, probably worth good money now but you can't keep everything in life until it comes back into fashion.

People keep predicting T25s will be worth good money but it's not happened yet :lol:
1988 DG WBX LPG Tin Top
1989 DJ digijet WBX Holdsworth Villa 3 Pop Top
itchylinks
User avatar
itchyfeet
 
Posts: 8492
Joined: 23 Jul 2007, 17:24
Location: South Hampshire
80-90 Mem No: 12733

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby lefty67 » 04 Jan 2018, 19:49

Did sell part of my collection last year, big mistake but still buying them. Latest acquisition is a Corpse/Two Fingered Approach album. You might remember these bands JRT
1.9td AAZ

T25 - an adventure before dementia
lefty67
 
Posts: 1178
Joined: 29 Sep 2012, 12:00
Location: s. cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 11783

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby Stovies » 04 Jan 2018, 19:57

I've always had a turntable. You can't beat the sound from them. Here is mine
Image
1980 Super viking with a 1.9 Polo Diesel conversion
Stovies
 
Posts: 48
Joined: 18 Oct 2017, 12:52
Location: Portlethen
80-90 Mem No: 16295

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby jrt » 04 Jan 2018, 20:20

lefty67 wrote:Did sell part of my collection last year, big mistake but still buying them. Latest acquisition is a Corpse/Two Fingered Approach album. You might remember these bands JRT

Cheshires UK82 bands? I get the odd bit of stuff now and again too. Got some Epic Problem last year, Mackie out of Blitz latest band and always have a quick root in the charity shops but there's not many bargains to be had there now. I think they keep a copy of the Record Collectors Buyers Guide under the counter :D . The last couple of years i think i've seen about 20 punk bands that have reformed that i last saw 30 odd years ago ...good laugh though...most of them. Have you ever visited the Salty Dog in Northwich ? quite a few bands play there.
David
the future is unwritten
User avatar
jrt
 
Posts: 1975
Joined: 01 Oct 2011, 15:53
Location: East Cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 10288

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby Jim San » 04 Jan 2018, 20:23

Got rid of a Pioneer stack system (naff deck on it though) about 20 yr ago and replaced it with a Sony midi system with no deck
dozens of vinyl albums just taking up space so sold what I could which was very few for very little as everyone wanted CD's. Gave the rest to charity shop.
I do miss it, sooner listen to music than watch tv but the faff I dont miss. Hated singles - what a waste of time!
1991 Syncro kombi 1.9MTDi Passat 1Z Landy fuel pump 215/70/16

Life's to short to drink s@@t beer.
User avatar
Jim San
 
Posts: 1177
Joined: 21 Jan 2014, 20:01
Location: Shropshire syncronaut 244
80-90 Mem No: 13133

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby lefty67 » 04 Jan 2018, 21:01

jrt wrote:
lefty67 wrote:Did sell part of my collection last year, big mistake but still buying them. Latest acquisition is a Corpse/Two Fingered Approach album. You might remember these bands JRT

Cheshires UK82 bands? I get the odd bit of stuff now and again too. Got some Epic Problem last year, Mackie out of Blitz latest band and always have a quick root in the charity shops but there's not many bargains to be had there now. I think they keep a copy of the Record Collectors Buyers Guide under the counter :D . The last couple of years i think i've seen about 20 punk bands that have reformed that i last saw 30 odd years ago ...good laugh though...most of them. Have you ever visited the Salty Dog in Northwich ? quite a few bands play there.
David


Both late 70 early 80 bands, Corpse were from Telford and Two Fingered Approach from Crewe. Not been the Salty Dog but a couple of friends go regularly. Not been many gigs recently, last one was Wire in November who played at a school in Wolverhampton. Keep meaning to go to Rebellion but not got round to it yet.
Even the sellers at Dagfields recognise the value of punk records.
1.9td AAZ

T25 - an adventure before dementia
lefty67
 
Posts: 1178
Joined: 29 Sep 2012, 12:00
Location: s. cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 11783

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby jrt » 04 Jan 2018, 21:24

....Dagfields....will give that a visit.....i like to have a root through the old music badges :roll:
David
the future is unwritten
User avatar
jrt
 
Posts: 1975
Joined: 01 Oct 2011, 15:53
Location: East Cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 10288

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby R0B » 04 Jan 2018, 21:32

Pink flag.One of my favorite albums :pimp

last one was Wire in November
2.1 LPG/Petrol Auto Caravelle
User avatar
R0B
Moderator
 
Posts: 15087
Joined: 07 Oct 2005, 17:33
Location: Cheshire
80-90 Mem No: 864

Re: Vinyl Records

Postby Born Too Late » 04 Jan 2018, 22:50

Stovies wrote:I've always had a turntable. You can't beat the sound from them. Here is mine
Image



Same as mine :)

I remember my Dad buying 2nd hand vinyl in the 80's and 90's and thinking how naff it was compared to Cd's; he's got a great collection of 50's rock n roll singles that I've got my eye on now. Digital music/books are great for travelling but at home I like to have something tangible like an actual album or book. And I wonder why there's no room in the house :roll:
Ziggy Starbus-1988 Autosleeper high top 2.1 injection
Lola-1977 Triumph Spitfire
User avatar
Born Too Late
 
Posts: 89
Joined: 07 Feb 2015, 19:42
Location: Southend-on-Sea
80-90 Mem No: 14236

Next

Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bigherb, jrt, philyoung, toddylaguna and 4 guests