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#417801 - 03/17/16 12:36 PM Gone, and yes...Forgotten
FordPrefect Offline
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Hello All,

Been a while since I've posted. So long in fact that I even fell off John's birthday greeting list. eek

I guess as I approach my 7th decade I've just been too busy to do more than drop in, have a quick read and then disappear for a month or so.

I did know that if I ever needed advice I'd be back as fast as possible. Well I do and I am.

Thinking about getting back into vinyl (records not clothing)

So I have to ask:

Where is a good reliable source for records? I am interested in just about anything but especially the 60's, Jefferson Airplane, Vanilla Fudge, Bowie, Stones, Electric Prunes etc.

Are there new pressings being made or do I have to buy used and hope?

Also anyone have any input on Pro-ject turntables? Especially the RM1 line. I've got about $500CDN plus/minus in mind for the turntable.

Great to be back here again, thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Wayne
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#417804 - 03/17/16 01:14 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
There's places in most cities that sell used albums, also estate sales, kijiji, flea markets, antique stores, classifieds ect. If I recall, you're out Hamilton way so you should have some used vinyl stores in town, if not, take a drive over to T.O., there should be several places.

On the new side...every time I go to HMV, the vinyl section is growing all the time as more people are getting/returning to it.

As a last resort you could contact Bbigwyrz, even though he's kind-of obnoxiuos grin
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#417817 - 03/17/16 06:41 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: Adrian]
SBrown Offline
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Amazon.ca has LPs , give you an idea whats out there and e-bay.


Edited by SBrown (03/17/16 06:43 PM)

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#417828 - 03/18/16 06:03 AM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Originally Posted By FordPrefect
Hello All,


Thinking about getting back into vinyl (records not clothing)


Great to be back here again, thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Wayne


We were just in a record store in Athens, GA - great selection, really good prices. Some new pressings, some remastered old stuff like Bowie's Space Oddity, and lots of old stuff with several turn tables and headphones to check it out before buying. Same in New Orleans when we lived there, and I hear there's a nice store in Atlanta.

Adrian is right, just look around. We've also purchased albums thru Amazon as well.
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#417830 - 03/18/16 10:37 AM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
As the guys mentioned, Amazon is a great place to look too, I forgot about them.
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#417833 - 03/18/16 12:48 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: a401classic]
medic8r Offline
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Originally Posted By a401classic


We were just in a record store in Athens, GA ...


Wuxtry? I remember going there in high school and college. Though I bought more from Bizarro Wuxtry upstairs - comics!
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#417836 - 03/18/16 01:48 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
FordPrefect Offline
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
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#417904 - 03/19/16 02:56 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
tomtuttle Offline
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Welcome back, Wayne! I hope you are enjoying your Corvette and life in general.
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#417956 - 03/20/16 06:53 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: medic8r]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Originally Posted By medic8r
Originally Posted By a401classic


We were just in a record store in Athens, GA ...


Wuxtry?


Why, yes!
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#418198 - 03/27/16 01:20 PM Re: Gone, and yes...Forgotten [Re: FordPrefect]
2x6spds Offline
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 3147
Loc: CA, USA
Music Direct for new pressings of favorites. But, I think used is the way to go. Google for used record websites, there are some which rate the condition of their vinyl. Ebay has plenty of used vinyl. I think for many, especially jazz, the original pressings have better sound quality than even the new 180 and 200 gram offerings.
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