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  1. Cleaning Records

    Searching for a good microfiber cloth I found this maniacal topic https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/cheap-microfiber-cloths-scratch-my-vinyl-recommended-brands.734154/ where almost all agree that microfiber cloths are absolutely to avoid in place of a thing like this, obviously not available for me. Others say to use microfiber cloth for cars. Like these ones? I'd make a solution with L'Art du son + distilled water (ratio 1:5?), put in a spray bottle and keep it for reuse in the future but I read the solution is not conserved for more than 2-3 weeks. Or as an alternative what other fluid you advice, less expensive and spray-ready just for starting easy? I'm watching this one I won't use Spin Clean, I'll clean by hand. Any covers to advice? Anyway I read that labels don't need to be covered, they are wet at first but after dry are back as before
  2. Cleaning Records

    @mjazzg How do you protect the label while washing and rinsing? I would be almost oriented on these very simple kits, what do you think is the best one? Someone has microfiber cloth instead of brush for cleaning, are they okay anyway? https://www.amazon.it/Soluzione-Antistatica-Espositore-Supporto-Lasciugatura/dp/B07RZTPX5G/ref=sr_1_18?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kit+vinili&qid=1586677181&sr=8-18 https://www.amazon.it/Professional-Vinyl-antistatico-microfibra-detergente/dp/B009GJEAZW/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kit+vinili&qid=1586677181&sr=8-3 https://www.amazon.it/Big-Fudge-Collezione-Soluzione-Rimuovere/dp/B07DVSTBXM/ref=sr_1_4?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kit+vinili&qid=1586677181&sr=8-4 https://www.amazon.it/detergente-19-gram-microfibra-manutenzione-mantenere/dp/B07H5C8ZL2/ref=sr_1_31?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=kit+vinili&qid=1586677181&sr=8-31 Maybe you intended fourth image? This: That is not an hair, it's a scuff. The records was graded Near Mint by the seller on Discogs. I'm agreed with you but I can't do anything. Oh damn, mold!? Not tried any washing, I am inquiring right now. With dish soap + scrubbing I'm afraid to damage the records. Better before try a washing with the method by hand we're talking about? Hey porcy, I'm from Italy too. what do you think about those links I share above from Amazon?
  3. Cleaning Records

    Studebaker is not available in my country. For near 50€ (that for just a try is maybe too much) I can find this and this. What do you think about? I was thinking too to start without machine, doing by hand. Washing phase with fluid and brush is ok but then for a good rinse how do you do? @Brad @mjzee On the other side, with Spin clean or similar, the whole operation seems faster but if I have to wash many LPs I will have to rinse them in the dirty water caused by previous LPs (?) 🤔 Is it so you do guys?
  4. Cleaning Records

    Thanks @Brad @mjazzg @sidewinder well I'll give it a try. Already read so many forums and posts that it's difficult to choose what record cleaning machine. The most mentioned and criticized is Spin Clean, I think. But out there there many, just see on Amazon. For now I don't want to buy a professional machine. Just for trying it I thought to spend like 30€ (?), things like this (available on Amazon Italy, where I am)? What do you advice? @mjazzg From the photos above, you think the LPs have damages? They have visible scratches but I don't know if they're serious. From the listening I just hear various click/pop, nothing more. and thanks for L'Art du Son, it seems excellent
  5. Cleaning Records

    Hi I recently read that washing a dirty LP (also the new ones) could improve a lot the sound removing extra noise, clicks and pops. I just bought some used LPs (BYG reissues by Get Back), I'd like to know from you if they're dirty, damaged or what and then if a washing could improve them. They've a lot of click/pops, especially at start and end of each side. Here some photos, I hope you can see the surface: Don't look at those big dust particles, that I usually remove before and after each listen with one of that classic brush for vinyl. I'm not an expert of washing LPs, I read of it a lot and I know it's kind of a religion Anyway for a few money I would also be willing to try
  6. BYG Actuel Series

    Sure that thinking about a vinyl done from MP3s make you shiver!
  7. BYG Actuel Series

    Thanks guys for your very useful answers and advices! 👏 Yes I'd like to compare the reissues myself but I've to buy them on Discogs and buying one single LP is too expensive because of the shipping so for that I'm going to buy a bulk Anyway, @clifford_thornton just said "I'm sure they are needle drops from Get Back reissues", so I was asking if a needle drop of a needle drop will deteriorates further the quality
  8. BYG Actuel Series

    Wow @mjazzg, what a luck for me! The two reissue you're talk about have that gold/black sticker, posted before? Also they should be very recent, when you bought them? About the sound quality, you said "sound ok, nothing better", so they're not so horrible. I just read how the Scorpio reissues suck in anyway (from sleeve, to vinyl, to sound). Is it true that the artwork has blurry text and images, low quality print on cover? 17€ for this reissue, in your opinion, it's ok for what it is? For the same price I can get the Get Back.
  9. BYG Actuel Series

    Thi is the sticker: I transcribed the text: 180 gram Limited edition Classic LP High Definition Premium Virgin Vinyl Pressing for Super Fidelity The Niceest thing you can do for your stylus and your Ears(?) The ultimate record. The way music was meant to be heard and great enough for an audiophile Well, just basing on what they say, they seem super quality reissues!
  10. BYG Actuel Series

    Ok, if they are really needledrops from Get Back (that I read are needledrop too!!), the sound quality is worst for sure or it's the same from the original? Sorry for the eventually stupid question. Cause what I like of them is that they're gatefold as the original issues, while Get Back ones not. I found some interesting infos on Scorpio: https://www.discogs.com/label/156370-Scorpio-Music-Inc https://www.discogs.com/label/156370-Scorpio-Music-Inc/reviews#c1157445 @mjazzg @mjzee the descriptions above match with your reissue? So we finally find out if these reissues are by Scorpio They say these Scorpio reissue are the worst things ever. But it could be the same for Get Back ones, which maybe are needle drops too.
  11. BYG Actuel Series

    Hi @mjazzg very thanks for your message, it's going to help me. So they seem completely unknown editions. The sticker could be like the one you see on this What you mean for "except it's not a digi-pak, but a straight gatefold", sorry but never heard of digipack about vinyl, I thought it was a CD thing. Eventually sorry for my ignorance. Most important: how is the sound quality? Have you any chance to compare it with original issue or Get Back reissue? Hi @clifford_thornton you mean they are like unauthorized Actuel bootlegs LPs? Never heard of Scorpio label. At this point I analyzed almost all Actuel records on Discogs and between the various issues Scorpio never appears! How you can know that? And in case it was Scorpio, is it a good label to buy LPs from?
  12. BYG Actuel Series

    Hi guys as many of you, I'm in love with this label so I've in plan to buy a lot of Actuel records on vinyl, then I need to understand what's the best edition (sound quality, sleeve quality, ...) in relation to prices. I obviously can not afford original issues So I need to clarify the actual situation of the reissues (and correct me if I'm wrong): Original BYG editions (early 70s) Affinity reissues (late 70s) Get Back (early 2000s, Italy) "mysterious" gatefold reissues by the original BYG(?!) from US and France with unknown release year. Have you information on these last ones reissues? I discovered these ones on Discogs, like this one but these reissues exist for almost all the series LPs, and all the reissues are surprisingly in gatefold (replicating the original ones, I suppose)! You know where they came from, are really a BYG reissues? Why year is not reported? Sound quality is same/better/worst compared to others editions like Get Back? I really cannot find informations about these reissues, so I hope you could help me to clarify. Finally, excluding the original ones (too expensive) and the Affinity ones (I don't like their cover design), as today what vinyl reissue you suggest? Waiting for your precious advices! Thanks
  13. BYG- Actuel re-issues

    Hi guys as many of you, I'm in love with this label so I've in plan to buy a lot of Actuel records on vinyl, then I need to understand what's the best edition (sound quality, cover/sleeve quality, ...) in relation to prices. I obviously can not afford original issues So I need to clarify the actual situation of the reissues (and correct me if I'm wrong): Original BYG editions (early 70s) Affinity reissues (late 70s) Get Back (early 2000s, Italy) "mysterious" gatefold reissues by the original BYG(?!) from US and France with unknown release year. Have you information on these last ones reissues? I discovered these ones on Discogs, like this one but these reissues exist for all the series LPs, and all the reissues are surprisingly in gatefold (replicating the original ones, I suppose)! You know where they came from, are really a BYG reissues? Why year is not reported? Sound quality is same/better/worst compared to others editions like Get Back? I really cannot find informations about these reissues, so I hope you could help me to clarify. Finally, excluding the original ones (too expensive) and the Affinity ones (I don't like their cover design), as today what vinyl reissue you suggest? Waiting for your precious advices! Thanks