Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc One Step of SANTANA, BILL EVANS TRIO, etc.*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Drew769, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Guber

    Guber New Member

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    Wisconsin
    Back on 1/15 I posted that Acoustic Sounds still hadn't delivered the Fagen One-Step that I ordered last summer. Good news. I received the Fagen from Acoustic Sounds last week. Just thought I would let everyone know. Better late than never.
     
  2. Wired4Fun

    Wired4Fun Forum Resident

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    Plumstead, PA
    I got my copy from a different place, last week.

    Popped up as available, and I ordered it. Wonder if MoFi did a second batch of them recently? Not suggesting they made more than announced, but maybe they pressed them in batches?

    Hence why yours arrived now, and I was able to get one at all?

    Just a guess. I could be way off...
     
  3. Bigbudukks

    Bigbudukks Older, but no wiser.

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    Gaithersburg, MD
    That's perfect. You'll be retired and have plenty of time to listen to it through your genetically implanted ear trumpet.

    Considering the timeline of the other UD1S pressings and their announcements It seems March or April aren't out of line for the rerlease of this one. You can quote me on this. It's a definite maybe.
     
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  4. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    There was quite a bit of dust and grit both on the outer box and on the jackets of my copy of The Nightfly (3108/6000) received from Music Direct. As a result, there are little microscratches all over both the outer box and jackets. In addition, there was damage to the top seams on both jackets, caused by the movement of the records in shipment (a common issue with MFSL vinyl). The records themselves were fine.

    A little more attention to quality control would be appreciated.
     
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  5. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    MANY reported the seam splits. Music Direct was able to send replacements by request. Call them.
     
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  6. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    Thanks.
     
  7. Wired4Fun

    Wired4Fun Forum Resident

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    As a follow up to my notion above, mine arrived and is numbered in the 5500's. So, it seems as though the run of The Nightfly was completed in phases, or at least shipped that way.
     
  8. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    Music Matters jazz albums seem to have been done in the same way. They had a limit to the number of each edition, but seems to have made them in batches, not releasing each pressing of the particular reissue all at once.
     
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  9. JustaGuy

    JustaGuy Active Member

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    Boston
    Any good storage ideas for these albums? I want easy access to the albums so I'm thinking of storing them in other sleeves and just Ark of the Covenanting the boxes Indiana Jones style. I would be interested to hear what you all are doing.
     
  10. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

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    Montana
    I usually store my box set boxes on the shelf with the LPs in plain white jackets w/ Mofi Inners shelved in between them.

    I also fill the empty boxes with bolsters to help them keep their shape.
     
  11. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    My Abraxas is in a box set plastic outer bag, with the flap held by a small piece of scotch tape.
     
  12. rollo5

    rollo5 Forum Reprobate

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    Altadena, CA
    Has anyone heard rumors of when Bridge Over Troubled Water (or any of the other One Steps) is set for release? Also, has there been any rumor of Miles Smiles being a future One Step?
     
  13. vintage_tube

    vintage_tube Forum Resident

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    Today MD told me "about another month" (add salt :-popcorn:).

    Best Sir,

    Bob
     
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  14. Bigbudukks

    Bigbudukks Older, but no wiser.

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    Gaithersburg, MD
    Considering the timelines of their other One Steps releases I would say this is just about right. I could be wrong but a pattern does seem to be emerging here. Perhaps we can make it a month, month and a half.
     
  15. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    I've got 54 days left here, I'd like it to be my last package at this address. But I can wish in one hand, and crap in the other, and we all know which hand will fill up first. :help: :laugh:
     
  16. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    London
    Can anyone help me out....I’d like to ascertain at what point Music Direct charge for an order? Is it on despatch like Amazon would?
     
  17. Bobsblkwax

    Bobsblkwax Forum Resident

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    NorCal
    Yes, they charge when they ship.
     
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  18. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    Anything wrong with just putting them on a shelf? Hope not. That’s what I did.
     
  19. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    Legally, unless something is custom ordered, a retailer in the US cannot charge until the item is shipped.
     
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  20. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    How about should not ? I had to pay The Graceland Store up front ( they advise you of this all over their site ), and there's this thread : Online retailers that charge your card when you place a pre-order.
     
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  21. Guss2

    Guss2 Forum Resident

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    Try telling that to SSD. They charge almost immediately and don't ship for weeks. I gave them another chance recently when a Zappa album went on sale real cheap. Ordered January 22th, charged the 24th, received February 20th; never again!
     
  22. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    You could report them. They're not supposed to charge for stock they don't have. The exception, again, is a custom order (such as something that is being made especially for you).
     
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  23. Mr. Explorer

    Mr. Explorer Trumpet Man/Dapper Dan

    Location:
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Can someone with a modest vinyl system let me know their impressions of these One Step reissues? Bridge Over Troubled Water is the first title that’s interested me so far, but I definitely don’t have an expensive rig (I’m upgrading my cart soon, but it’ll still be firmly in the lower mid range).

    I know I’m gonna call in soon pre-order Blood on the Tracks because who knows how far away that is gonna be released and I’ll probably have the $100 to spare at that point. I dont know if I can afford the S&G as soon as it’s coming, but I’d hate to have missed it if the Dylan turns out to be a revelation.
     
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  24. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Salem, MA
    Chances are your Bose 301s are not going to take advantage of most of the advantages of the One-Step pressings. Those, in fact, are the weakest link in your posted system. You could get a budget hifi system out of the rest of your system, but the Bose are not close to being neutral or revealing.

    If you don't have any interest in upgrading at least the speakers, I don't think you'll get your money's worth.

    With the rest of your current equipment, you'll only be able to figuratively scratch the surface of the One-Step. If you're thinking of an upgrade someday, you'll at least have a copy for when you do.

    But I wouldn't waste your money if you're just going to stand pat.
     
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  25. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    I would not spend $100 that you do not have on this album. That said, I think that you would get some enjoyment out of it listening on your headphones. Even if you later need the money, you would probably be able to sell it for $75 at the worst, so you’ll end up having paid $25 to enjoy it for a few months. Selling is a hassle though.
     

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