5 of the Most Prized Vinyl Records

5 of the Most Prized Vinyl Records

 You’re cleaning out your childhood bedroom, your parent’s attic, or your grandparent’s basement and you stumble upon an old lp record player & a box of old vinyl records. Lying beneath the dust of decades gone by could be thousands of dollars worth of records waiting to be proudly displayed or sold to the highest bidder. Read on to discover some of the most prized vinyl records to keep your eye out for. A Rarity The rarest vinyl record is the 10-inch disk spinning at 78 RPM (rotations per minute). Many older records were published in this format. If you’re...

May 20, 2019

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Tips for Starting a Vinyl Collection

Tips for Starting a Vinyl Collection

With the resurgence of vinyl’s popularity, many people are left wondering what all the noise is about. Pun intended. And if you’re like most people in the modern age, vinyl is scant more than a bunch of big square pouches which hold round discs your parents keep somewhere in storage. We’re here to tell you that those square pouches and those discs can send you reeling down into Wonderland, just instead of the Mad Hatter, you’re getting the most wonderful music listening experience you’ve ever had. If you’re starting a vinyl collection, look no further. The 7 tips below will prepare you...

May 13, 2019

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How Do Vinyl Records Work?

How Do Vinyl Records Work?

In today's digital age, you may or may not be familiar with old-school vinyl records. They do seem to be making a comeback. Or, maybe you're a vinyl record aficionado, with a collection of vinyl records covering every wall of shelving in your house. Whichever way you lean, you may or may not fully understand exactly how vinyl records work. It can be a bit of a mystery, for sure. Granted, it’s a man-made mystery, but a mystery all the same. Sound waves, you say? Etched and recorded so they can be played back? What kind of voodoo is this?...

May 06, 2019

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How to Clean Vinyl Records

How to Clean Vinyl Records

If you love playing old, vinyl records (or even newer vinyl records), chances are, you’re no stranger to those familiar yet dreaded sounds of clicking, hissing, and other weird noises spinning records sometimes make. Though these noises can be related to actual damage to the vinyl record, in most cases, it's simply a bunch of dirt and grime causing the problem. Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can gum up your vinyl record, especially down inside the grooves, making it difficult for your record player’s needle to trace those grooves as smoothly as they are designed to do. However, if you...

May 01, 2019

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Is Vinyl Making a Comeback?

Is Vinyl Making a Comeback?

Trends tend to be cyclical. One generation rejects the “form” of the previous generation, only for the generation after that to bring it back. With the massive digital push we’ve experienced in the last decade (we’re looking at you, smartphone), it seems people are adhering to this phenomenon and reverting back to, well, the physical. What we’re speaking about here is the nostalgic, romantic, and outdated vinyl record.   Is Vinyl Making a Comeback? Absolutely. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts here. According to Forbes, since 2009 the record format has seen a 260% increase in sales. We call it the vinyl resurgence. Additionally,...

Apr 29, 2019

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