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

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

  1. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    MMJ? I googled it and all i got was a ton of medical marijuana info or references to my morning jacket..... i figured you were talking about the music matters label.... so i kindly inquire; " what does MMJ refer to?
     
  2. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    Theres probably some hipster who gonna get it and out of curiosity will open it and toss it on his Crosley Deluxe and become the newest monk fan.... or... he will toss it in the pile on top of the newest Lizzo lp (that was played one and a half times) and end up at a goodwill in 3 years
    and
     
  3. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    lol, yes, you are correct it is Music Matters. MMJ=Music Matters Jazz, which is the label's official name.
     
  4. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Lol yes. He will play it at 33rpm and chalk it up to jazz being old timers music :laugh:
     
  5. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    Thats what i thought... i have a couple MMJ's but bought them through a local new england music chain so i havent dealt with MMJ directly. Based on what i have and have heard, im assuming quality control isnt usually an issue for them on a large scale...definitely a quality product. I remember thinking once that i wish all of my premium vinyl could match their whole package.
     
  6. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    Probably.... everytiime i hit local music stores i try to keep a mental note of who i see searching through the jazz section. It is usually people my age 56 and down to early mid 30's so there are younger folks who appreciate the finer music.... the blues section is right next to the jazz section so i make sure my mental survey only counts those looking through jazz as a lot of younger people are interested in the "blues" a lot more than jazz i would think.
     
  7. Admerr

    Admerr Forum Resident

    It was a Classic Records pressing, so that technically falls in line with in-house. Copies are obviously limited at this point. Definitely a unique situation. No complaints on my end. They took care of the swap hassle free.
     
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  8. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    I'm in my early thirties, so younger fans do exist. Just not many, that I know, at least.
     
  9. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Forum Resident

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    Right there with you. I'm in my "mid twenties" now (Just had my bday on Wednesday!)
     
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  10. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Happy belated!
     
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  11. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    Mine was tuesday! Happy b day
     
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  12. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    I never istened to jazz really till about 5 or 6 years ago... as a rock and roll fan fan i was more into listening to the expertise and talent of the musicians as opposed to just listening to the music to tap my foot or head bang, etc...

    So it made sense that when a freind / co-worker who was a musician turned me on to fusion acts or musicians such as billy cobham, return to forever, and all the members solo work, jaco, miles, weather report, etc... i ate it up and began a journey into discovering a whole new world of great artists and music....
    If someone had told me 7 or 8 years ago i would be buying gil evans, Andrew hill, Eric Dolphy, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown and other such artists music today, i would have thought them crazy.... but its great music and i now buy as much jazz as i do rock and sometimes more jazz
     
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  13. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Forum Resident

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    Thank you!
    Science shows that October birthdays are thr best birthdays!
     
  14. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Jim, don't belittle or make someone feel small because they have a problem. Remember, it's not up to you to say whether they have a problem or not, and how big it is.

    And a statement like this only inflames things and makes someone feel bad.
     
  15. spacecoyote

    spacecoyote Astral Resident

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    I spun my Monk box last night, preordered from MoFi, and other than a little static it sounded perfect. I expect that once I clean it I won’t even here that anymore.

    On a related note, I forgot to switch the speed setting on the turntable before I put it on, and thought, “Man, this a transparent pressing, and slow...”

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. GeraldB

    GeraldB Forum Resident

    That wasn't my recent experience with MD. :shake: I ordered my BOTT one-step and some other MoFi titles from them specifically because I expected they would take care of replacements without a return. But even though I sent photos of the defects, they wanted the items returned, jackets and all — from Canada, and with no shipping reimbursement. When I ordered directly from MoFi in the past, they did not ask for a return; only a new order to ship the replacement with. (A pretty good scheme, when you think about it, as it only costs them $2-3 for the replacement disc, and they make more than that on the new order.)

    I have had AS ask for me to send just discs back for AP titles, when I had a large number of titles in the Living Stereo and Prestige series show up with defects (stitching and warps) — again, on my dime, from Canada. But usually, they haven't asked for a return.

    Actually, Elusive Disc do have some sort of relationship with Impex, and they even replaced a defective disc from an Impex 6LP set that I bought somewhere else! And they haven't asked for returns on a couple of other titles I've ordered from them. I haven't ordered nearly as much from them as from AS, but my experience with ED has been top notch so far.
     
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  17. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I wonder how much you being in Canada impacts how these situations are handled. Your experience differs from mine quite a bit. It must be frustrating.
     
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  18. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    I had the first "living Stereo" lp out of the 25 lp subscription that i was a part of that was defective (had a nick in the vinyl) they replaced the vinyl only no questions asked....


    I agree with some that having to pay for return shipping on a defective product does not seem fair. I would have no problem with paying the return shipping and then when they get it and inspect the defect, them crediting me toward future purchases but if they advertise an album for say $20 plus shipping, thats all i should pay.... at the least, they should have a disclaimer stating that you will end up paying in excess of the sales and shipping total if you are sent a defective product.... it seems like a poor business practice to make a customer pay more and have to wait another week or two for thier album because the purchase that the customer made in good faith wasnt as advertised....
     
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  19. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    What are you talking about? I didn’t belittle anyone. I was referring to the statement about MOFI having issues with the cover and was wondering why no one here mentioned anything.
     
  20. MisterBritt

    MisterBritt Forum Resident

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    I'm not sure this is the movie scene I was really looking for but it captures the essence of the matter.

     
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  21. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident

    Called MD about something else a couple days ago and also asked if he knew when Couldn't Stand the Weather was coming out. He said hopefully by the end of the year!
     
  22. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Jim, you may not realize it, but saying the following is putting down someone who posts a problem:

    It's this sort of thing that tends to snowball, implying that someone's issue might be really nitpicking and a problem not worth talking about or they're making a mountain out of a molehill. Either way, it's being judgemental about whether their problem is legitimate.
     
  23. Admerr

    Admerr Forum Resident

    You’re literally making a mountain out of a molehill. The comment was not directed at anyone in particular. If you’re offended by it, then your own insecurities are to blame.

    Just let it go.

    I thought you hated the thought police?
     
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  24. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Perhaps you're now being a nit picker?
     
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  25. soundQman

    soundQman Forum Resident

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    I don't know. It seems to me that being a nitpicker might be considered a positive thing in the context of this forum and its product review posts. In other words it could be taken as a compliment rather than a putdown. Most of us likely want to know all the details relating to the quality of expensive vinyl purchases.
     
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