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Cleaning Vinyl Records On A Budget: The Vacuum Method

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Cleaning Vinyl Records On A Budget: The Vacuum Method

Whether you're trying to rescue that rare yet neglected album you picked up at a Goodwill or just looking to keep your collection in top shape, cleaning vinyl records is an essential part of being a vinyl lover. Unlike modern digital formats, vinyl records can be greatly affected by even relatively small amounts of dirt, dust or debris. In worst-case scenarios, attempting to play a particularly dirty album could cause damage to the record or potentially even to your player's needle and stylus. There are plenty of methods for cleaning vinyl records, some better than others. We're believers in the vacuum method. Yes, it...

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Why Do My Records Skip and Pop?

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Why Do My Records Skip and Pop?

What's the deal with the skipping and popping when playing records? This is more of an issue with used records and, of course, it's getting ever harder to find preowned vinyl that's in mint condition. The good news is that in many cases -if you're careful- it's possible to reduce skipping and popping, even in used records. Knowing these tips can make it a lot more fun to buy vinyl records online, with fewer disappointments. Causes And Solutions For Skipping And Popping Records 1 - Check Your Arm Pressure Sometimes, the problem isn't actually in the record itself - the issue...

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The 7 Essentials of Vinyl Record Care

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The 7 Essentials of Vinyl Record Care

You’ve just received your first vinyl purchase in the mail. With adrenaline pumping through your blood, you open the package carefully, making sure not to damage the jacket. But like any good love affair, your care and compassion doesn’t end there. You soon discover the ins and outs of caring for vinyl go far beyond making sure not to crack the plastic. If you want your vinyl to literally last a lifetime, then consider the following 7 expert tips. Whenever possible, use lint-free, white clean gloves when touching vinyl Vinyl is extremely sensitive. If you aren’t careful you could easily...

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7 Sins of Vinyl Record Care

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7 Sins of Vinyl Record Care

Vinyl lovers undoubtedly cherish all the vinyl in their record collection. However, some people unknowingly damage their vinyl because of ignorance. Today, we’re taking a look at the 7 sins of vinyl record care and how you can avoid them. Stacking Records Even if your records are wearing their jackets, never, ever stack them on top of one another. It can cause warping, cracking and permanent damage to your vinyl. Cleaning them with a t-shirt Regardless of how soft you think a shirt or towel may be, vinyl records are sensitive. Using the wrong cloth simply moves dirt across the...

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CLEANING VINYL IN 4 EASY STEPS

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CLEANING VINYL IN 4 EASY STEPS

Did you know that vinyl sounds amazing but can be degraded over time if not cleaned or properly taken care of? To achieve the best sound quality of your vinyl records, cleaning is essential. Cleaning and maintaining your collection is easy and simple. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or effort. But, make sure that you clean them properly or else you may ruin the sound and lose your collection! Here are 4 easy steps for cleaning vinyl records: 1. Make sure your fingers or hands are not dirty. Your fingers contain oil and acids that will wear away the vinyl chemically....

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