Endless Defective Brand New Vinyl

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Talisman954, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Nephrodoc

    Nephrodoc Forum Resident

    I believe it’s Memphis Record Pressing
  2. Micke Lindahl

    Micke Lindahl Forum Resident

    Ugly! First time I've seen matrix number in the actual track grooves. :p Good thing you got it sorted though. :thumbsup:
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  3. Blue Cactus

    Blue Cactus Forum Resident


    Now I know who to blame.
  4. John Bliss

    John Bliss Forum Resident

    Good to hear that about the XTC Black Sea reissue on 200g. I'm interested in picking that up.
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  5. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    The Amy Grant Christmas album was finally issue on vinyl, though why I don’t know. First, I keep sending them back. Must be Rainbo pressing them...man oh man, off centered noisy junk. Why?? I don’t get it...I can’t see most people keeping them and back they go. I went to the trouble today to actually drill a larger hole in this copy (every single one is off centered and there is a slow piano song at the end, the best track on the album, so you can really hear the off center sound on the piano) and of course, after getting a quiet copy the drill bit slipped and scratched the last track. So, back it goes! And the sound is probably the worse I have ever heard on vinyl...very thin and just crap. How hard is it to just get the master? This is generations away from the master. They need to fire every person that makes these decisions as it’s an “up your’s” to the consumer.

    But....overall, it’s getting better. Just not for this album. A shame...usually Christian labels use good suppliers for whatever reason. Sparrow really blew it this time. Amy, hope you read this! Lol.....
  6. nosliw

    nosliw Azunyan! にゃーーー!

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    For any fans of the Descendents, the latest reissue of their album, "I Don't Want to Grow Up", has the wrong center labels, channel drop-outs, and poor sound quality, according to several people on Instagram that I follow. The LP was pressed by Rainbo, by the way.
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  7. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

    Going to pull out my original pressing and hear how that sounds...been a while.
  8. Dcor

    Dcor Active Member

    NC, USA
    Question to collectors of new classical pressings: Are those of any better quality than people are experiencing with pop recordings? Or is no one pressing classical these days? I personally only buy used from thrifts, and they usually clean up nicely, though I'm not finding much these days. It's surprising to read that people pay $$$ for records that are so often faulty. Educate me, guys!

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  9. MusicNBeer

    MusicNBeer Forum Resident

    Brand new Pink Floyd Animals from Amazon. Multiple deep scratches on Side 1. Never got past Dogs. Going back. I'm now done with all new vinyl except premium labels.
  10. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got J Mellencamp American Fool 2016 180g vinyl yesterday from Amazon, despite some bad vinyl reviews I wanted to give it a shot.
    Center hole way too small, as reported in the reviews.
    Visual defects on the vinyl as reported in the reviews.
    Really bad audible damage between tracks despite cleaning thoroughly.
    Ordered a replacement which arrives today.
  11. CraigC

    CraigC Forum Resident

    LI, NY
    Nirvana Unplugged, side 3 had a shard of vinyl gouged into it. Never saw that before. New set came and all is well.
  12. Lucca90

    Lucca90 Forum Resident

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  13. CraigC

    CraigC Forum Resident

    LI, NY
    No, I just sent it back to Amazon. Well done release IMO for about twenty bucks.
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  14. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Update got the replacement today
    Center hole almost closed
    Vinyl damage again
    Inside sleeve torn on 2 sides
    Side 2 track 2 has exact same issue loud pops and clear damage.
    Giving up on this one.
    I wish I had the luck of the endless perfect vinyl thread.

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