So I’ve dug out some of my old records and have been enjoying really listening to music. Took a little while to get the set up correct on the new to me turntable.
Pretty happy with the sound … but terribly embarrassed at the state of my vinyl. Dirty, dusty and generally poorly treated. I’m gonna have to go through and clean them all - wash all the records, clean all the dust jackets (that are full of dust btw). Also made the mistake of leaving John Lennon’s Imagine album on the turntable overnight and the morning sun baked it under the plastic turntable cover. A little sad as I liked that album a lot (won’t make that mistake again).
Anyway, any tips on the best way to clean records? Record cleaner? I’ve got an anti-static cloth and also dust swipe. My turntable needle is very sensitive to dust particles so I’d like to keep everything pretty clean and remain on top of it so I can play tunes without interruption.
I’m still happy with plugging in via computer or ipod + radio, but there’s times when it really nice to hear vinyl. Showing my age but I don’t mind admitting I like the way records sound + I still get a kick out hearing noise come from grooves (miracle??) and watching the records spin (no, I’m not stoned). Just feels good man … listening to the whole of one side, turning it over for side B, taking it all in and hearing sweet music.