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yep ive seen that one .. had mine a couple of years, just wanted to make sure mine isn't a boot! there is nothing about it in JMs guide!

just wondered if anyone knew how to spot it>

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There is (or was) a bloke selling them on Ebay with a scanned original issue label that was glued onto one of those repress ones you can buy for £5.00 off Ebay.

yep ive seen those .. just makes you wonder

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You can't tell from a picture but you'll know if you hold one - details in the run off are all wrong.  Also most original issues are styrene.

going to check when I get home! so if its styrene, it should be ok!?

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I have a copy which should be original but it's so similar to the boot... i can't wait to go back home and check the details in the run off...

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Sorry for the silly question, but how can you can be sure one is vinyl and the other styrene?

 

Vinyl will be fairly flexible with a moulded label, you can not pick the edge of the label with your nail.

 

Styrene isn't flexible, it will break if you try to bend it, very brittle.  The label is stuck on and you can pick the edge with your nail.

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Sorry for the silly question, but how can you can be sure one is vinyl and the other styrene?

 

Drop it on a hard concrete floor. If is shatters into pieces then it's styrene if not it's vinyl :wicked:

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Drop it on a hard concrete floor. If is shatters into pieces then it's styrene if not it's vinyl :wicked:

if I descover that mine is a boot I'm gonna drop myself out of the window.... i live on the 6th floor....

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if I descover that mine is a boot I'm gonna drop myself out of the window.... i live on the 6th floor....

 

If it's a boot put it on Ebay with a starting price of £49.99, should sell for about £200.00 going on today's prices :wicked:

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Sorry for the silly question, but how can you can be sure one is vinyl and the other styrene?

Bend it. If it snaps, it's styrene. If it doesn't snap, it's vinyl. Simples...

 

Alternatively, hold the record with thumb and index finger by the centre hole and rim, lightly flick the record with a finger nail and listen to the sound. Styrene sounds tinny, vinyl sounds dull. Play the record - if it starts with a short hiss, chances are it's styrene. Styrene is easily discoloured by solvent so be careful when cleaning records with lighter fluid in case you accidentally discover it's not vinyl. Err, that's all I can think of...

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attachicon.gif20150210_163543-1VELVETS.jpgsomeone take a look for me and give me the bad news!

This one looks like a boot,  as its black ink has weaknesses that appear on photocopies.  I, myself, bought legitimate copies of both the white DJ and the store stocker back when that record was out, and have seen the store stocker on both vinyl and styrene, but the white DJ was only on vinyl, as far as I know.

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Bend it. If it snaps, it's styrene. If it doesn't snap, it's vinyl. Simples...

 

Alternatively, hold the record with thumb and index finger by the centre hole and rim, lightly flick the record with a finger nail and listen to the sound. Styrene sounds tinny, vinyl sounds dull. Play the record - if it starts with a short hiss, chances are it's styrene. Styrene is easily discoloured by solvent so be careful when cleaning records with lighter fluid in case you accidentally discover it's not vinyl. Err, that's all I can think of...

 So even if it's ano original it's dull? 

Mine should be a vynil white demo (no star as the boot). And it sounds great... bought it at the market prices from a reliable and well known seller so it sould be alright.

I'm away at the moment. I'll post a pic as soon as i can.

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