Archive for the ‘All things vinyl’ Category

Super Midget

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Not seen one of these before. I like the design, but the build quality looks pretty crumby.


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Monday, November 7th, 2011

Just a few days left to join the many who have donated to kickstart the Vinylmania film. They’re still some way off the target, and if they don’t reach that then all of the pledges are null-and-void. Take the opportunity to do your bit to help with this great looking project and bag some cool rewards at the same time!

From their website:

Do you go giddy to the sound of vinyl, its touch, its smell, its look, even taste?! If yes, your diagnosis is… Vinylmania!

Join our vinyl bandwagon & help bring our new documentary film “Vinylmania” into your homes on dvd! Just 3 days left to fund us on Kickstarter & get your copy! Support the Vinylmania in you

Our 33 in 45 – $33,000 in 45 days – campaign’s goal is to raise the money to bring the music documentary onto a special edition double dvd to distribute worldwide. The memorable edition will feature a cover sleeve created for the film by the notable American collage artist, Winston Smith, who stars in the film.

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Cuttin’ Vinyl

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This has been doing the internet rounds lately.

(Read about the process of making this on Ishac’s site)


Then I saw a link to this:


Which predates the first by a long, long time!

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In honour of Record Store Day

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Today is Record Store Day.

Here’s some record bags I’ve collected from some great record shops over the years.

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Columbia’s Portable Mixing Rig

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Recently spotted a Columbia GMX-3 mixer on eBay. A portable mixer from Japan which is designed to be used with a pair of GP-3 portable turntables. Interesting piece of kit, but from what I can find online the turntables are only mono although they do have pitch control and built in speaker. Each device runs on either 100/110VAC (with built in tranformer) or batteries.

Going on recent eBay prices it would cost over £350 (US$560) to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer.

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Thank Timberlake For That

Friday, October 8th, 2010

BERLIN — Justin Timberlake says he thinks vinyl records sound better than digitalized tunes.

The 29-year-old pop musician and actor told German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau on Thursday that he loves putting on records featuring oldies from the Beach Boys and early Beatles, claiming they “sound warmer” and “more vintage” than digital versions. The Associated Press

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A More Vintage Portable Turntable?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


(Thanks to Bill B for the image)

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Becoming vinyl

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

“Music lovers can now be immortalised when they die by having their ashes baked into vinyl records to leave behind for loved ones.”

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More good news for Brighton (UK) vinyl buyers

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

In addition to the 2 new record shops which have opened in our town in the last year, Resident Music in Kensington Gardens, Brighton has made things better for vinyl lovers, as they report in their latest newsletter:
“We’ve finally finished our shop move around which has made space for our lovely new expanded vinyl racking (a customer told us this morning that he’s no longer afraid of the vinyl section as it is now possible to browse without getting stressed out – so spread the word!).”
Resident Music

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Many reasons for disappearing record shops

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The UK’s Independent newspaper has an interesting story about the disappearance of record shops in London’s Soho. It’s more complicated than just being a lack of customers.

The revolution that killed Soho’s record shops

Thankfully, Brighton & Hove in the UK (where I live) seems to be going against the grain as usual (which is one reason it’s such a great place to live) and I have recently discovered two new record shops that have opened in the last year: Up Tight Records on Sackville Road in Hove (01273 774 832) and Monkey Music Emporium on Baker Street in Brighton (07814 955 217). Monkey Music is also selling a great range of quality turntables and Hi-Fi. Resident Music on Kensington Gardens in Brighton has also started stocking vinyl again.

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