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Cathryn



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:02 pm    Post subject: Old LP's and 45's  Reply with quote    

Help quick everyone - I need ideas for what to do with some really old LP's - all in their cardboard packaging before OH gets back. The big heavy old ones wiht his Masters voice and Columbia labels (with things on like The Desert Song).

Well you see I was at the tip - picking up something very useful honest - and they were just sitting there waiting to be rained on...

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Mrs Fiddlesticks



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oh wow, don't 'do' anything with them. Look out for a wonderful old 'gramaphone' to play them on - preferably a wind-up one!

I still have most of my old records for sentimental reasons and cos one day I'll have the room to bring down the turntable to play them again.

However if there are some really scratched old things, I think there is a way of heating them (hot water?) to make them mouldable in to things. I seemed to remember my gran having a plant holder on the wall made of one.

You could put a clock mechanism in to one and have a new wall clock....

thos



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ebay, then turn the rubbish into plantpots.

johnc



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sell them on ebay, you will be surprised how much you get for old records

jamsam



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my dad says if you put a terracotta plantpot in the bottom of your oven and put an lp ontop it will mould to the shape of the plant pot in about 30 mins. the problem then is who would want one?
put them on ebay, i sold 17 copies of heat on there last year, for £23!!!!!

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

johnconlon wrote:
Sell them on ebay, you will be surprised how much you get for old records


Put them onto mp3 recordings before physical disposal.
You can 'clean up' the sound quality digitally....

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All good ideas except ebay! Nobody seems to want them on there Anyway OH was quite taken as well phew! So anyone for Madame Butterfly? Bit of Humph? Or what about Hear My Prayer or Petula Clark Maybe some Terry Denes Teenage Dream ( ) An irresistable collection isn't it.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have 100's LPs which I am thinking of hiding. Mostly they get played at parties by peoples whose eye light up on seeing them, when they have had one too many I hate the way they end up getting mistreated.

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I have 100's LPs which I am thinking of hiding. Mostly they get played at parties by peoples whose eye light up on seeing them, when they have had one too many I hate the way they end up getting mistreated.


Digitise 'em!

Record as a CD quality 44khz digitisation. (AIFF or WAVE)
Clean it up with Clickrepair (see below) to remove clicks and crackle (but not rumble and hiss).
Cut it into "tracks".
Burn as an audio cd. And/or zip it for archiving. And/or make smaller mp3's for the iPod or whatever. Oh, and listen to it without clicks...


Clickrepair is a program recently offered for shareware distribution ($25) by an Aussie maths prof. It tries to interpolate (fill in) the music behind each and every individual click. It doesn't filter the rest of the sound.
Music people have been raving about it. (Personally, I'm tone dumb...)
Its a Java program, and works for Mac and Windows, (not for Linux yet)
More here http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~briand/sound/

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh heavens you lot are terribly technical - I am more of the melted around flowerpot school However I am tempted to try this so thank you - Interesting (read popular) bits of opera all cleaned up to listen to

tawny owl



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 05 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ruby wrote:
All good ideas except ebay! Nobody seems to want them on there Anyway OH was quite taken as well phew! So anyone for Madame Butterfly? Bit of Humph? Or what about Hear My Prayer or Petula Clark Maybe some Terry Denes Teenage Dream ( ) An irresistable collection isn't it.


That's a shame. I wonder if there are any specialised auctions you could take them to? As you've got some classical ones, there is this site: www.classical-lps.co.uk/selling.htm

Failing that, you could buy a 'custom quality steel-built frame' for them:
www.albumframes.com

2blackcat



Joined: 31 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 05 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got one of those wind-up gramaphones

It needs a little tlc (which I've promised it for years)
The hardest part was finding the needles

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 05 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
jema wrote:
I have 100's LPs which I am thinking of hiding. Mostly they get played at parties by peoples whose eye light up on seeing them, when they have had one too many I hate the way they end up getting mistreated.


Digitise 'em!


I rarely play them, and when I do I like the romance of the old LPs. Equally the plonker who wreck them, are attracted to the concept of old LPs. Digitise them and they would never be heard.

culpepper



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Kent
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 05 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

spray them gold,make your own labels with the printer and frame them as a gold disc awards for christmas presents..

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