Ideally you get Stamps. FREE — you can grab as much Priority postage packaging as you want, obviously you have to make the cardboard shell I mentioned above to hide the fact. The large boxes can be made into sleeves, and the Tyvek mailers are great for sleeving the album inside the record mailer box. These can be made tight to the jacket, and are ideal for sealed records, limiting record movement and reinforcing the spine and seams. On rare records I use aluminum plates for stiffeners..
I have been reinforcing the corners lately. I cut 4 cardboard strips about 3 inches long and the height of the mailer, usually less than an inch. Then I just tape them at the edges. To prevent crushing, I reuse air filled pouches that come from Amazon, particularly common in Prime Pantry.
That makes the box crush proof. Only problem is they are a little too filled and have to be relieved of some air and resealed with tape to fit. He seemed to think it prevents the cover edges from being rammed by a shifting disc when the box is in motion. Where would it get the space to move? Just seems to me that a disc left outside its cover is MORE vulnerable, not less, to outside shifting movements. Chromalox has the answer! Love that you used this gem as the example.
The packaging tips are great too…. And last time I checked these cannot be shipped via media mail. Sorry, but this is BELOW standard for any serious vinyl-worshipper, who loves to worship his perfect record sleeves. Can you make a better argument for the practice? Great post.
Do you have any suggestions on a reasonably-priced supplier for the mailers and other materials inner sleeves, etc? Thanks for info! Especially when sending just one item, I usually wrap the vinyl into some pasteboard for more protection. Only a few in my own experience.
Sometimes I use a second hand box when receiving large orders. But I only use the ones which still look good. Sometimes I use some extra tape around the sides. Some buyers otherwise might think that sellers charge to many shippingfees. I absolutely hate the record sized mailers- seems like every time I get one there is a crushed corner.
I disagree with Discogs on this — The cruciform mailers are not very good. Very good, except the bit about reusing a proper cruciform box—rubbish. Arrived ruined! You may want to do a single test swipe just to make sure. Method 2 of Make your own cleaning solution. Get a medium mixing bowl and combine three parts distilled water, one part isopropyl alcohol, and a few drops of dish detergent or dishwasher fluid. Stir these together gently.
It is best to use distilled water in order to avoid some of the impurities that can be found in tap water. The alcohol may strip the record of its surface properties. So, be sure to use with caution and sparingly.
All rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc. Use a prepackaged solution. Record stores and music stores often sell cleaners specifically designed for use on audio materials.
Check the ingredients of any cleaner that you buy to make sure that you are comfortable with everything included. Make sure to follow the directions closely as well. These cleaners are far too abrasive for records and can destroy the vinyl. Place the record on a cleaning mat. You can buy these mats at record stores and they are generally made out of cork or another soft material. If you are worried about using liquids on top of your turntable, then a mat is a good idea.
You can place the record flat on the mat and use the attached spindle to hold the record secure. Before you clean with a solution make sure that your mat can handle it. Drizzle the liquid over the record. Once you have a solution on hand, gently drizzle a few drops over the surface of the record. Or, moisten a towel with the solution and apply this moisture to the surface of the record. You want the record to be slightly damp, definitely not drenched.
Wipe with a microfiber towel. Grasp your towel and wipe in a counter-clockwise motion across the record, following the grooves. Be gentle, but apply enough pressure so that the towel makes contact with the interior parts of the groove.
Use a totally fresh microfiber cloth to dry the entire record when finished. Use a manual cleaning machine. If you are not interested in cleaning your records by hand, then you can invest in a machine to do some of the work for you. There are machines that require special fluids, ones that brush both sides of a disk at once, and ones that combine vacuuming and brushing.
Do some research online to find a machine that suits your particular needs. If you have more than one record to evaluate, try using the Discogs Collection tool. Instead of having to keep track of your record collection manually, you can simply click the Add to Collection button on the release version, which will drop it into your Collection.
You can mark items for sale directly from your Collection. Check out our complete guide to how to find the value of a vinyl record collection. Add to Collection. We love physical music at Discogs. I definitely recommend this CD to anybody interested in heavy metal and hard rock music Down gets much better in their later years, years. One person found this helpful. Setup a return and in two days on a Saturday I got my replacement. Listed to it and felt like it was the first time I've heard this album which I first heard probably around and have listened to this album at least times literally.
If you're like me, you can really appreciate the analog sound going through the needle and after a couple bowls it can really feel like you're part of the music ; No regrets here! When I die, bury me with this vinyl Kicks arse I've been searching for this album on vinyl for a decade. Finally, it was reprinted! This album is a classic, from start to finish. If you don't have it, get off these reviews and buy this album without any hesitation.
My favorite album of all time, period. Since when I first heard it till this very day. This album is an absolute masterpiece. Great gift for husband. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries.
The New Orleans based band Down released their debut album NOLA all the way back in and over the years it has moved from a sort of cult classic to one of the essential heavy metal albums of our time. Down brought together Phil Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Kirk Windstein and surprisingly Jimmy Bower on drums to play a sort of sludge and southern rock influenced stoner rock style.
As well as inspired songwriting, and great performances, the album has an exceptional production job, almost years ahead of its time. The album sounds big and meaty, with an immense drum sound yet at the same time sounds like an old undiscovered vinyl gem from back in the 70s. NOLA may come from a pretty esteemed pedigree, but at the same time actual manages to still be greater than the sum of its parts.
If you have the slightest interest in Down or even just in the genre, you really need to check this album out. Phenomenal Album. The company continues to prosper both locally and abroad as a privately owned family firm. Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club that believes in the power of the album as an art form.
Vinyl Me, Please believes that albums are meant to be connected with and enjoyed as a complete work of art. Vinyl, as a medium, creates an environment for this connection through deep, active listening. The music is the focus, rather than just background noise. The company works with the artist and label on a custom pressing, with exclusive features available only to subscribers of Vinyl Me, Please. Each record is packaged with a 12" x 12" album-inspired art print and custom cocktail pairing recipe, all mailed directly to your doorstep.As many albums by popular artists have remained in print for many years, or even decades, the label on the record in question is often a significant factor in determining that vinyl record’s value. Mono vs. Stereo vs. Quadraphonic. A significant factor that can affect a vinyl record’s value is the format. Until , records were sold only.