VU Scepter Session

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jlc76, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. jlc76

    jlc76 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Austin, TX, U.S.A.
    Ok, so I just got this in the mail and gave it my usual cleaning with mofi fluids on my VPI, looks really nice. The first 30 seconds of track one has lots of really high pitched tics in it, not the usual loud pops but something different. Also throughout the track so far, I'm hearing a lot of little tics as well as long burts of little squiggly sounds...and no it's not the music, this sounds like vinyl crud in the grooves or something. My new Godspeed LP had the same issue.

    Anyway, has anyone else heard this, is it an artifact of the acetate or is it a reflection of the lack of quality control in vinyl manufacturing today? Either way the music sounds great.
  2. lou

    lou Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Louisiana
    There has been a few different unofficial releases of this, of varying quality. Best to get the 45th Anniversary Edition of Velvet Underground &Nico, which has the Scepter acetate in great sound - with a few of the acetate cuts from the original tapes.
  3. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    Are you sure you're not just hearing the noise of the original acetate?
  4. mesfen

    mesfen Active Member

    Location:
    lawrence, ks usa
    based on what i heard, the original acetate has some pretty rough spots, especially european son which must had some pretty large surface damage. the deluxe version of the acetate is remarkable, an incredible resurrection.
  5. Hamhead

    Hamhead Forum Resident

    If you heard the original acetate before it was cleaned up, it sounded pretty haggard.
    Here's picture of the real deal, sold on Ebay for $25,250.00

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    I left my copy sealed for now anyway.

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