Few would disagree that setting the tracking pressure is an important part of configuring and adjusting a turntable for best performance. But what should you use to check the pressure and how do you chose what setting to use? Continue reading “Stylus Tracking Force Gauges”
I buy a lot of vinyl from charity shops and car boot sales. It often needs a good clean. Commercially available machines are good, but you don’t see much change from £500, so I built this.
If it was the 1970’s and you wanted to keep your record collection in tip top condition, then you needed one of these.
As seen on TV, it was the ideal gift for Christmas. Cordless electric. What could possibly go wrong. Continue reading “Ronco Record Vacuum record cleaning machine. A look inside”
This is just a really nice thing that I got from a charity shop
The tin has a great patina in keeping with it’s age. The contents are actually useful and mainly items that I would buy separately anyway . Continue reading “HMV Record & Tape Care Kit”
With a requirement to transfer some tape from a 10″ reel to a number of 7″ reels I needed to be able to cut and join tapes.
I got lucky on eBay because the seller of this lot listed it as a “repair kit”. This didn’t come up in searches for splicing, splice etc. A bargain at £24, compared to the £40 achieved by similar listings. So. What have we got? Continue reading “Splicing equipment for Reel to Reel tapes”
I’ve got my records off the floor and out of the various boxes and cases into a proper shelf unit at last.
This is the physical size limit of my collection. That doesn’t mean that I’m not still collecting. It does mean that I will be getting rid of some and replacing it with better quality recordings or more interesting stuff. 50 odd albums went to the charity shop last week. I doubt I will miss those Phil Collins, or the Village people for that matter..