Well that's it, it's over! No more buying LPs.*

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by richierichie, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Buying LPs that is. I've finally run out of room. I've never had a large collection, about 850 prior to the 'superior' sound of CDs in the mid-80's. I gave about 700 away but started collecting again in 2009. I now have around 1,500 but that's it. I have no more room. I'm going to have to stick with CDs and the storage space for those is rapidly shrinking. I take all the CDs in jewel cases out and place in clear poly-pockets, I can store 4 CDs to the width of one jewel case. The shelves still look good with digi-pack CDs about every 3 CDs. The box sets are on separate shelving, same story there. I will have to keep clear of record shops because I can't bloody help myself!
  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Or you can do this: you can still pick up an LP, but just get rid of one of your other 1500. So you can still collect records, but you are refining your collection.

    At least, that's my plan in the future.
  3. Gaslight

    Gaslight Modern Vlad

    Northeast USA
    one in | one out
  4. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Err, I will still make room for LP releases by The Beatles, Tom Petty, Big Big Train, His Bobness's, Shakey and The Waterboys. Somehow. :cool:
  5. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Clickbait thread titles are the worst. Shouldn't have to actually go into a thread to see what it's about.
  6. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Brits have small houses, don't they? ;)
  7. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    I approve of your final choice. My home could be a cardboard box on the side of the road and I would sleep outside of it if it meant keeping my Waterboys collection safe in there! :laugh:
  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    If there's still room in the kitchen, hallways, basement, attic, bathroom...

    Then you have NOT run out of room.
  9. The Pinhead


    850 lps and how many CDs ? Do you take any pleasure in collecting ? Because there's no way you can listen to them all on a relatively regular basis. I own 1000 titles between Lps and CDs, but they're all keepers and am overwhelmed by them. Not that I have any more room to stash any more titles anyway (small house) Ever thought of downsizing ?
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  10. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    I ran into a similar situation and solved the problem by moving into a much bigger house! I realize that is probably not an option for you. But I sympathize with your plight. I had LPs and CDs squirreled away everywhere. I had boxes of CDs in my (hot) attic, LP's in every closet with a few inches of space...etc. My new house as a finished basement with a room dedicated to being my "library".
  11. sublemon

    sublemon Forum Resident

    1500 is nothing...
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  12. ZenMango

    ZenMango Forum Resident

    I think about it all the time. I've been buying music for over 45 years ( note I didn't say "collecting"), and often make attempts at thinning the herd. It's no use.
    I'm up to about 1,800 LPs and over 500 CDs. I go through the stacks about once a year and to each item say "I'm I really going to listen to this again?". It's a valiant effort and I do get rid of a few, but it's hard. I want to realistically be able to play and enjoy all the music I've acquired over a lifetime. Still hate the term "collector".
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  13. The Pinhead


    Just stop buying and enjoy what you got. I know it's hard, for us music lovers have a very curious nature, but it's what I'm doing myself (lack of space does help). Now the real problem would be not being able to afford all the music one wanted to explore:). I hate the term ¨collector¨ myself; never collected anything in my life before music formats, but I'm afraid I got myself a collection now:sigh:, which is not that bad a ¨problem¨ to have:o
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  14. Diskhound

    Diskhound Forum Resident

    You need to get a bigger place to live in or get rid of other stuff. :righton:
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  15. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    I guess you could go all 'college radio station' on the problem...


    Or, maybe something slightly less drastic...

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  16. JohnO

    JohnO Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    One in, two out.
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  17. dmckean

    dmckean Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA, USA
    I actually understand this, physical media takes up a lot of space and living in Southern California, I don't have it.
  18. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Slightly off-topic, this doesn't hold a megaton of LPs, but it's what I'd want...

  19. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy Forum Resident

    Brussels, Belgium
    Nice. Where can I find one of these?
  20. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    It's by a company called Killscrow, and sadly, they are really expensive as LP storage goes. The 12-drawer model pictured runs $4300. :faint:

    I'm hoping someone has done a knockoff/something similar out there somewhere.

    Killscrow Vinyl Cabinet
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  21. TLMusic

    TLMusic Musician & record collector

    That's probably the best looking and most functional record storage cabinet I've ever seen!
  22. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Yup. It's white oak with pull-out drawers, and each drawer holds about 70 LPs, the maker says.

    So, the whole thing holds 'bout 800 LPs, looks great doing it, gives super-easy access to your LPs and has a pretty small footprint. Drooool. :nyah:

    Now, if they'd only cut the price by about 75%...
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  23. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

    Not sure, going through the lower racks seems difficult, unless those are drawers you cannot see the spine or easily go through your collection.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
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  24. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    @Chemguy that`s a good idea, I may employ it.

    Thanks @Gaslight, see above.

    Sorry @Synthfreek, that wasn`t what I intended.

    Bit condescending that comment, don`t you think Ranger,

    Yes @lightbulb , but how do you know I haven`t done that already.

    I wish @gillcup.

    I never said it was @sublemon, but add 6,000+ CDs...

    I may do that @Waxfreak, the problem is it`s bloody hard! I know I used the term `collector` but that`s what we all do. I`m not a `completist`, I don`t purposely go for multiple copies of the same album, although that has happened. Pet Sounds & Forever Changes spring to mind, but I haven`t collected them purposely, that sounds daft I know.

    See above @Diskhound.
  25. The Pinhead



    A man of ecclectic tastes no doubt;)
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