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Thread started 05/05/17 12:09am

khill95

New Vinyl Records Skipping

So I tried this online service called VNYL that sends new vinyl records in the mail every month. You get three records each month for 3 months..today was the last shipment. I've yet to go through all of them, but I went through two of them today. Brand new, fresh out of the plastic wrap, and they SKIP ALL OVER THE PLACE. Mind you the whole album doesn't skip, but about 1 or 2 tracks on each side has at least a few skips. BRAND NEW by the way!! This also was happening on my copy of Parade, skipping all over New Position, and a few other places. HOWEVER, I have a used copy of 1999 that only skips in ONE place, and a 30+ year old copy of Sgt Peppers that has no skips at all, that I found in a box in an alleyway 5 years ago??? Vinyl people I need your help! sigh

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Reply #1 posted 05/05/17 12:12am

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Its either your vinyl is dirty and needs cleaning, or

the arm needs a bit more weight, or

you need a new needle, or

there is a scratch on the vinyl.

Some turntables can be sensitive to vibrations from you walking around nearby which makes the needle jump/skip which could create a scratch.

They could be a bad batch from the seller. You might have to consider getting your money back if you are not happy.

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Reply #2 posted 05/05/17 5:37am

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Bad Mastering too, however Luv4U has a point there... look at you go smile

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Reply #3 posted 05/05/17 5:59am

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TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Bad Mastering too, however Luv4U has a point there... look at you go smile


lol highfive

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Reply #4 posted 05/05/17 9:48am

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TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Bad Mastering too, however Luv4U has a point there... look at you go smile

not necessarily the mastering but could be the EQ settings. it has been a KNOWN issue for decades that they have to set them with a lower bass level for that very reason. What happens is the middle is bounced out of the groove due to the shape of the wave path.

One way to help to affix a few coins or washers on the needle, just to give it a little more mass so it is not as likely to bounce out of the groove.

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Reply #5 posted 05/05/17 10:04am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Bad Mastering too, however Luv4U has a point there... look at you go smile

not necessarily the mastering but could be the EQ settings. it has been a KNOWN issue for decades that they have to set them with a lower bass level for that very reason. What happens is the middle is bounced out of the groove due to the shape of the wave path.

One way to help to affix a few coins or washers on the needle, just to give it a little more mass so it is not as likely to bounce out of the groove.

Yes and if the arm as a weight on it thatcan be adjusted as well, however that can also add cueburn that has been known to happen too lol

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Reply #6 posted 05/05/17 10:06am

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Funny enough, I have one record that skips (that is not an old worn out one), and it's my Around the World in a Day re release... My old copy plays just fine though
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Reply #7 posted 05/05/17 10:07am

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thekidsgirl said:

Funny enough, I have one record that skips (that is not an old worn out one), and it's my Around the World in a Day re release... My old copy plays just fine though

Add a little weight to it, that may help

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Reply #8 posted 05/05/17 12:16pm

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Try using the Batman Record player

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Reply #9 posted 05/05/17 12:16pm

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kpowers said:

Try using the Batman Record player

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Now that will work razz

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Reply #10 posted 05/05/17 12:18pm

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kpowers said:

Try using the Batman Record player

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Reply #11 posted 05/05/17 12:32pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

kpowers said:

Try using the Batman Record player

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na na na na na na-na NO Way!

Don't knock it until you try it

Image result for batman dancing gif

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Reply #12 posted 05/05/17 12:33pm

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kpowers said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

na na na na na na-na NO Way!

Don't knock it until you try it

Image result for batman dancing gif

can't you see it was skipping like crazy!

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Reply #13 posted 05/05/17 12:59pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

kpowers said:

Don't knock it until you try it

Image result for batman dancing gif

can't you see it was skipping like crazy!

It has the anti-Bat skip soft ware installed on it

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Reply #14 posted 05/05/17 1:00pm

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kpowers said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

can't you see it was skipping like crazy!

It has the anti-Bat skip soft ware installed on it

some Joker disabled it

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Reply #15 posted 05/05/17 1:09pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

kpowers said:

It has the anti-Bat skip soft ware installed on it

some Joker disabled it

Yeah.......hate that guy

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Reply #16 posted 05/05/17 2:23pm

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TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

thekidsgirl said:

Funny enough, I have one record that skips (that is not an old worn out one), and it's my Around the World in a Day re release... My old copy plays just fine though

Add a little weight to it, that may help



I'll try tonight. Only skips through Temptation, thankfully.

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Reply #17 posted 05/06/17 11:53am

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TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

thekidsgirl said:

Funny enough, I have one record that skips (that is not an old worn out one), and it's my Around the World in a Day re release... My old copy plays just fine though

Add a little weight to it, that may help

back in the day I would tape a nickel onto the needle

Image result for record player arm

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Reply #18 posted 05/06/17 12:39pm

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thekidsgirl said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Add a little weight to it, that may help



I'll try tonight. Only skips through Temptation, thankfully.

Well, that kind of make sense as it is the "loudest" song and it is on the inside so the needle arm is more perpendiculr to its base so it would be more susceptible to movements.

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Reply #19 posted 05/11/17 6:30pm

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a good idea is to clean records before you play em.Yes,even "new" vinyl records that you just bought.I have one of those Spin vinyl cleaners and I don't play any vinyl until it's been cleaned thoroughly.
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Reply #20 posted 05/11/17 9:09pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

kpowers said:

It has the anti-Bat skip soft ware installed on it

some Joker disabled it

lol

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Reply #21 posted 05/11/17 10:15pm

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SoulAlive said:

a good idea is to clean records before you play em.Yes,even "new" vinyl records that you just bought.I have one of those Spin vinyl cleaners and I don't play any vinyl until it's been cleaned thoroughly.



Yep, just like I said

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Reply #22 posted 05/13/17 8:22pm

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kpowers said:

TheOriginalBrothaFiness said:

Add a little weight to it, that may help

back in the day I would tape a nickel onto the needle

Image result for record player arm

I used to use a quarter on my mother's stereo when I was a kid.

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Reply #23 posted 05/14/17 3:00pm

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phunkdaddy said:

kpowers said:

back in the day I would tape a nickel onto the needle

Image result for record player arm

I used to use a quarter on my mother's stereo when I was a kid.

Use those quarters for video games intead

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