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Always  mick. .. home use is what they are for... 

Vinyl is for playing, not just for looking at, and whilst taking pride in a fairly decent collection, I make sure I air a section of them on a weekly basis for probably a 3 hour session depending on m

I've often wondered this, but how many of us who buy records for our own collection, regardless of value or rarity, actually PLAY them on a regular basis. I find it much easier these days to click a f

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Very seldom play records at home, i have down-loaded  about a 1/4 off my collection to my pc and despite my intentions i can't seem to find the time to download the rest. Any new record that i buy is listened to and down-loaded at the same time then put away in one off my cases.

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28 minutes ago, the yank said:

You can also use one of these for your Dearborn 45's - 

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Yes, I am aware of Dearborn company sleeves, and have my lonely one Dearborn Record inside of one.

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I have over 3,000 singles and approx 900 albums in my record collection and i play my vinyl every week, mostly on a Hacker because i love  the clear sharp tone it has, which i don't seem to get from my hi fi,  and even though i have a top of the range Rega deck i still prefer the sound of the Hacker.

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My dj equipment set up in the spare room, love nothing more than playing a few sounds in between the gigs, assuming I get asked. :thumbsup: :hatsoff2:  

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8 hours ago, Soul Girl Steph said:

I have over 3,000 singles and approx 900 albums in my record collection and i play my vinyl every week, mostly on a Hacker because i love  the clear sharp tone it has, which i don't seem to get from my hi fi,  and even though i have a top of the range Rega deck i still prefer the sound of the Hacker.

No mystery since your 45's are almost all MONO. I had to understand through the years how to combine my phono stage to a cost, good is expensive, and after a lot of investigation and DIY tweaks to give justice in sound for my beloved records. Now I can enjoy and "discover" them all anew with "Oomph & Kick" with no ear bleed. No matter how high-end phono set-up you have, none is universal to any kind of records and musical genre !!! Then you have the subjective listeners taste and ear-buds. Just start and try to understand what is the impact of the stylus cut/shape in the groove and that is only the start... I'm no audiophile geek I swear, I only love a good sound for my good records !

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Once the daughter's in bed about 8.30ish I get my headphones out pretty much every night for an hour or so. I can't think of a better way to wind down. Even after quite a few years of DJ retirement I still occasionally find myself making selections based on what would make a good set, imagining the crowds reaction, what would go with what etc.

Last night involved a bit of Jazz-funk inspired by the other thread.

One thing I'm not going to do after staring at a monitor all day at work is switch my laptop on.

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I need to have a really good sort out with collecting and playing Vinyl at home, it's gradually  taking over my life!  :thumbsup:  :) :hatsoff2:

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2 minutes ago, Bruv said:

I need to have a really good sort out with collecting and playing Vinyl at home, it's gradually  taking over my life!  :thumbsup:  :) :hatsoff2:

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LOL, that was me last night trying to find that David Bendeth record.

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4 hours ago, Jimmy Disco D said:

LOL, that was me last night trying to find that David Bendeth record.

I was so relieved to find it,  convinced the missus had finally thrown out my copy of the Snake!  phew.... :rofl:   :hatsoff2:  

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On 31/05/2017 at 21:58, cutdown69 said:

This is my messy music corner

Sanctuary from a crazy world :)

I think some of you fellas could do with a bit of tidying up, those cables are a health and safety nightmare! :)

 

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Managed to up grade the Scoot now with two Bullet proof Technic Decks so well happy now.... :yes:  :thumbup:  :hatsoff2:

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6 minutes ago, Bruv said:

Managed to up grade the Scoot now with two Bullet proof Technic Decks so well happy now.... :yes:  :thumbup:  :hatsoff2:

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And a mini bar for the Belgian beer !

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On ‎12‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 08:27, tlscapital said:

And a mini bar for the Belgian beer !

Disaster struck, the Scoot blew a tyre so I had to make do with the Ghetto Blaster for my daily Soul Fix! :wink: :) :hatsoff2:

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1 hour ago, Bruv said:

Disaster struck, the Scoot blew a tyre so I had to make do with the Ghetto Blaster for my daily Soul Fix! :wink: :) :hatsoff2:

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Having not been to an event for at least 15 years it's the only time i get to hear any northern - got about 600 originals brought in the late 70's and the 80's when i regualrly attended and occasionaly "jocked" at niters and 60's nites, that the missus keeps telling me to sell.

 

must admit when i see the prices today when I only paid £100+ twice in my time it is tempting to download them onto digital and cash in - but i do enjoy blasting out the sounds in 30/40 minute sessions getting ready to go out for an evening

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On 06/04/2017 at 21:39, EmJayGee said:

So just got home from working away for a few days, everyone in bed early so dragged a pile of records out. Played Victoria Williams & J B Ledbetter Show Some Sign as I remebered playing that eons ago.

Then flipped it over and found We're So Satisfied is bloody brilliant, and if I'd just been click playing would never have done that.

 

I'm a happy boy 🙂

 

'We're so satisfied', Yes we are ! Proper Uptempo Soul or what, Nice One ! 😀

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Especially for those of us Who Still play their Records at home and can never find a centre cap when one is needed!  :wink:  :) 

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yes I play mine at home, I guess this thread has explained to me why so few members post in the home DJ topic!

it takes quite a lot to knacker a record just play em and enjoy

 

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I play my 45's every day of the week, I never really got into CD's and I'm not up for listening to youtube or spotify. I'll leave that to the young 'un's, for me you cant beat a record and never will.

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33 minutes ago, Soulie52 said:

I play my 45's every day of the week, I never really got into CD's and I'm not up for listening to youtube or spotify. I'll leave that to the young 'un's, for me you cant beat a record and never will.

it would be great if you (and others) would contribute to this topic then! Living Room DJ

 

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Yes play in the music room , often when a new tune arrives.

Wife watches recorded Netball and I dig out stuff not heard out or a few B sides while reading in between tracks. Old man?

 

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Had a replacement copy of J.J. Barnes - Our love is in the pocket arrive from the States at home so couldn't wait to open the package and give it a twirl like you do, had to laugh with what someone has written on the label, I cannot help wondering if they preferred the Darrell Banks version....:g: :)  

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had a few arrive today too so been playing records for about an hour so far...

cheap oldie but a good one...on its original source

 

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