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[–] Neinlife 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What about wind up music boxes and those self playing pianos and shit? Not being a smart ass, just curious why they dont count

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wurlitzer i think.

Or was it a 'player' piano. I forget.

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[–] benjitsu 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That music isn't "recorded".

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[–] Neinlife 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

yeah i totally missed the point early on.

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[–] waxdino [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They count. But when do you sit around listening to that shit?

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[–] Neinlife 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh, not at all, was just curious. I didnt notice at first what sub this was in, makes sense now.

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[–] ExceptionEncountered 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Got into vinyls not too long ago. They sound great.

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[–] acheron2012 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I honestly don't get it, VERY many people say this. I despise vinyl. I used to by cassettes just so I wouldn't have the all too frequent POPS in vinyl; not to mention the continuous background hiss.

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[–] uvb76 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The main difference is that digital recordings are an approximation of the waveform stored as a string of values where as a vinyl or tape recording are an analog representation of the wave form. The differences in quality depend heavily on the playback device. The pops you are referring to could be damage done to the physical track on the record or an issue with the playback device.

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[–] monkeytoe101 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Usually those pops are symptoms of a bad pressing or a dirty record. Often the hiss is an audio system issue. Some of the bad pressing issue can be mitigated with prducts like gruv glide

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's because you're not taking care of your records. Dust, hair, worn needles, etc.

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[–] Devious1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No, they sound truley awesome.

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[–] goatboy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You need to start collecting the original metal master forms that are used to make the vinyl records. If you can get ahold of the mother stamps, then those are great too. The metal masters will out live vinyl or shellac records far into the future- especially if you can find the pure silver master recordings.

Here's a story of the production process:

http://www.shellac.org/recording/record4.html

Here's a video of the process

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Hey bro you still got that old metal.master for 'Paranoid' floating around in your attic?"

"I think so. Oh no wait that was the original 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' i threw it out last week. Taking uo space. Oh how about looking through that box my bestie Phil Spector gave me...."

"Nah thats ok ill nip down to Brashs and buy another metal master. $20 should be enough yeah?"

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[–] goatboy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you're going to collect anything, then collect something worthwhile.

Make it valuable. I don't think they are as impossible to obtain as you think. Also, it might be a fun hobby to remake the old originals in metal form.

That process is not unobtainable, even for a layperson. And there is clearly a market for metal master disks.

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[–] Scablifter 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Steam Calliope?

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bullshit.

Any wind up music box will do it.

As will a hand crank radio.

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The radio still uses electricity and if it's a grid down scenario, your radio station likely isn't cranking out the tunes, if anything at all.

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[–] monkeytoe101 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Aren't most hand cranks 78 or 45 only? I don't know much about them but I've never seen a 33rpm hand crank player.

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[–] waxdino [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

One could be built with the skill, but there are various DIY methods to listening to a record without a player. It doesn't sound great, but can be done is all I'm saying.

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[–] albatrosv15 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Electricity is not that hard to generate, especially 12V. In case of any catastrophe there will be tons of generators lying around and very few people will know how to use them.

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Citrus fruit an iron nail and copper wire. Bamf. .5v generator.