JSngry

Hey Kids, Have You Heard The News? MOSAIC's IN TROUBLE!!!

1,146 posts in this topic

Even if you don't use them for that purpose, they're useful little suckers in all other kinds of ways. Like, I use them for pulling hair out of the sink drains.

cloggedbathroomdrain.jpg

Try tackling THAT sucker with a g.d. Sal Salvador CD!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Belly button lint too - tough boogers, etc.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, some things you don't mind sticking your fingers into. For everything else, there's needle-nose pliers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Big Beat Steve said:

I am not sure I can visualize the problem accurately because I do not have these boxes (or other Mosaics incriminated for this before) but I have enocuntered similar problems with other boxes and jewel cases

Is that similar to enossification? ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Tom 1960 said:

Thanks for the tips fellas. I may grab the needle nose plyers myself since I experienced the same difficulties. I haven't even listened to disc 2 of the Beehive set because of the fear of snapping the disc. That's crazy.

Yes, beware: I snapped disc 3 of the Basie/ Lester Studio Sessions. Scott kindly replaced it for me. Mosaic must be aware there is a problem.  Q

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am finding that carefully  pushing in the teeth on those offending disk 2s and then equally carefully rotating the disk loose usually does the trick. Real pain in the neck though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

About those needle-nose pliers and removing individual teeth, I must admit I am a bit wary of this (which probably was what made me try the "sanding down" trick). I have every now and then had problems with CDs bought new through mail order that arrived here with several of these teeth broken off the jewel case hub, causing the CD to float around inside and the remains of the teeth somewhere inside the case. Annoying, particularly if it happens on multiple-CD cases ... On rare occasions this even occurred on sealed CDs (shoddy packaging?) but in other cases (new, but not sealed) I have a feeling this happened with sellers normally storing their CDs and inlay paperwork inside thin clear plastic CD envelopes and only puttng them back in jewel cases when mailing them out (I know one seller I ordered from has this habit - he also has a record stall at certain concerts/festivals and this is how he displays his goods). Apparently there are sellers out there who are rather heavy-handed when pushing the CD back on the prongs of the case and couldn't care less when some of them snap.

Edited by Big Beat Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have encountered the same problems. What makes things worse is that the replacement cases you can buy are made from thinner plastic than those the manufacturing plants use. I once bought a set of five empty 4-CD boxes and broke three right away when opening them for the first time. It's become hard to get decent replacement cases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just picked up my Savoy set from the post depot -- with an eye-watering (and spouse-rousing) customs charge of more than £36! Unusually, Mosaic (or their outsoursed shipping company) declared the full value on the box. When the customs is in itself as much as the cost of another box set I have to question the validity of buying these.

Oh well, only a few (plus the Teddy Wilson) to go...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, crisp said:

Just picked up my Savoy set from the post depot -- with an eye-watering (and spouse-rousing) customs charge of more than £36! Unusually, Mosaic (or their outsoursed shipping company) declared the full value on the box. When the customs is in itself as much as the cost of another box set I have to question the validity of buying these.

Oh well, only a few (plus the Teddy Wilson) to go...

Why not get your Mosaics from Jazz Messengers in Barcelona? As long as the UK is still a member of the EU you won't have to pay customs charges that way and there are no shipping charges within the EU.

Mosaic sets at Jazz Messengers

Edited by J.A.W.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, good tip. I'll look into it. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second the recommendation - you save at least the customs fees. Jazz Messengers has to make some money on selling these sets, but the price I paid was about the same as if ordering from Mosaic with lowest shipping rate, without import taxes or similar due to buying within the EU.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/19/2017 at 9:39 AM, Sandman said:

Thanks for letting us know about the Beehive box CD teeth problem.  I have already had a problem with the Earl Hines set.  What is the best recommendation for how to "shave down" the teeth?  I have tried to use a nail clipper to poke out or bend some of the teeth but there must be a better way.  Any advice appreciated!

I also had a problem with the Hines set and thankfully Scott sent me a replacement disc. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Brad said:

I also had a problem with the Hines set and thankfully Scott sent me a replacement disc. 

Yes, those teeth hold the CD's very tight. My solution is simple and works very well. I use the thumb and forefinger of my left hand to gently squeeze the teeth inward. That seems to release the pressure just enough so that I can quite easily remove the CD with my right hand. Never had any breakage. 

Edited by John Tapscott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Received weekly e-mail today, subject line 

Free Shipping - Get Before Gone

FS on $50 domestic US until 10/1, international/Canada shipping claimed reduced (I didn't read the fine print). Buying opportunity, but looking more and more like a liquidation.

Edited by T.D.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, T.D. said:

Received weekly e-mail today, subject line 

Free Shipping - Get Before Gone

FS on $50 domestic US until 10/1, international/Canada shipping claimed reduced (I didn't read the fine print). Buying opportunity, but looking more and more like a liquidation.

Yep, thinking of the Armstrong live set #257. What's the board take on this one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get Before Gone

That's pretty much when you get anything, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JSngry said:

Get Before Gone

That's pretty much when you get anything, right?

Jim, what are your latest thoughts about the Goodman?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That I've got it now and will get around to opening it before the end of the year?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JSngry said:

That I've got it now and will get around to opening it before the end of the year?

I hear you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm long past the point where I only buy stuff just to hear it right away, especially something like this, where I already know a fair portion of the contents.

Still, glad to get it, and even more glad to know that it's there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just heard from Scott that the James P. Johnson set is now expected later this month (September 2017).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, J.A.W. said:

Just heard from Scott that the James P. Johnson set is now expected later this month (September 2017).

My latest order is awaiting that one coming back in. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let' see whether I can afford a set next month .....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now