Technophiles, audiophiles and all like minded people are realizing that old records have never sounded better!
Right now, we are busy cleaning records that we haven't listened to in a long time. Most of the music we really love has been repurchased on CD's. After all, we were lead to believe that this was the ultimate sound for any recordings. I think we were wrong! It was a great marketing ploy. After all everyone now was rebuying all their favorites in a new format. The one truth about CD's is that they are much more portable than record players ever were. So there is room for both formats in most people's homes.
Now this is where this review is going to get right down into the nitty gritty grooves! One word of caution, start doing this on a record that you really don't care too much about. I don't want you to ruin your prized and priceless favorite record right from the start.
Super glue will get you into all kinds of trouble. So let's not do that! In the pictures below you will see how easy it is to clean your old vinyl records, so that the sound coming out of the speakers is just the way it was recorded. Full sounds that some CD's just can't match.
|1. Glue spread out over record album.|
|2. My other half using his fingers to spread the glue over the record.|
|3. Records that have been treated, now drying!|
|4. Dried glue being peeled off the record face.|
|5. The negative "glue" of the album in its entirety.|
That's how easy the process is. It takes about 8 hours to dry completely. You can use a toothpick to carefully lift the glue at the edge and then slowly peel the rest of the dried glue away from the face of the record.
Now why would you do this? Old records get dusty. It was one of the reasons that records sometimes sounded so scratchy. When you do the glue treatment on your albums, the glue gets right down into the grooves of the records and lifts out any impurities (dust and dirt) that may be lurking there. You don't have to do this everytime that you want to listen to a record! Get your favorites out (after a test run on another record you don't really care about) and give them a good cleaning. Then after listening to the difference, carefully place the record back in its dust cover. Store your records where they won't be affected by dust, dampness, sunlight and heat. Ours are in a rack, almost like the ones they had in the record stores at the time, and inside a closet. It's a nice cosy place for our favorites and every weekend you can hear the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Melanie and a few more playing in our wonderfully music filled home. We love the scores from old musicals so have many of them on LP's as well. So you know you'd be in for a treat musically, our records have never sounded better!
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