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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

How to Clean Vinyl Records

Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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A Side-by-Side Test of Vinyl Record Cleaning Solutions

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Vinyl record cleaning solutions are one of the most highly debated topics among collectors. The importance of maintaining clean records is undeniable. The benefits are numerous: extending vinyl life, improving playback, preventing needle wear. You can even increase the value of some records with a good clean. However, there is no clear consensus on which […]

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How to Store Vinyl Records

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A question many record collectors face is, “Where can I put all these records?” We’ll do our best to answer by covering a variety of storage options and tips. Let’s start by outlining the recommended, government-approved guidelines for how to store vinyl records. The leading professional in media storage is the United States federal government. […]

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How to Determine the Condition of a Vinyl Record

Condition is one of the primary factors in the value of the record. This can be challenging, as determining the condition is undeniably the most subjective part of the vinyl value equation. You could just eye it out and give it a grade, but you’re not doing yourself — or potential buyers — any favors. […]

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How to Sell Vinyl Records

How to Sell Vinyl Records Online Get the most out of your collection by selling vinyl records online directly to music fans. Discogs is a crowdsourced database featuring more than 13 million music releases. It’s also a vibrant marketplace where people around the world can buy, sell, and evaluate vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, and more. […]

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How to Add a Release to Discogs

How to Add a Release to Discogs Before you can sell an album or add it o your Collection, it must be in the Discogs Database. So what if you can’t find the Release on Discogs? Congrats, you have a rare Release in your hands! There are nearly 13 million items in the Database, so […]

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Ship It: A Guide To Shipping Vinyl Records

New Order! So reads the email subject. You’ve landed your first order and now comes the real work of selling records: securely packaging and mailing them. Until there’s a magical hole in which buyers can reach through the internet and grab their records from your crates, you’ll need to entrust the postal service when shipping […]

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True Colors: What You Should Know About Black vs. Colored Vinyl

For decades, colored vinyl was looked upon as some open joke. A way that record companies could charge more while distancing themselves from what many music lovers demanded from their records: high-quality sound. Almost without exception, a colored vinyl disc would play with much more noise and hiss compared to their black counterparts. Well, those […]

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Worried About Disc Rot? Here’s How To Look After Your CDs

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Disc rot affects CDs, DVDs or LaserDiscs in different ways depending on how they’re manufactured and structured. Generally speaking, disc rot occurs due to chemical reactions with the reflective layer of the disc, ultraviolet light damage, scratches that expose the delicate and corrosive layer to environmental factors, or the deterioration of manufacturing materials. CDs are […]

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Speaker Buying Guide

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: The speakers playing your music often matter more than the vinyl it is on. To get the most dynamic range from your records an investment in a decent pair of speakers is a must. With so many options, it can be hard to cut through the noise and find […]

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