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    Selling LP's/Thorens Turntable

    I've recently digitised all my LP's...some 300 of jazz/blues/rock. All are in very good condition with separate dust sleeves.
    Reluctantly, I'm considering selling these albums plus my Thorens TD126 Mk2 turntable (also in excellent condition + original box)
    I note that the prices on some music sites etc for the LP's I have are quite high. Selling individually might therefore at least soften the blow of selling for me.
    Clearly, I can try offering a 'complete package' or If I choose to sell individually...can anyone recommend a package system which would protect an LP in transit or give me some general advice on this?
    Many Thanks

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    So you've just gone to all that trouble copying them only to delete them when you sell them. Madness.

    buy this months record collector - loads of ads for safe packaging systems

    name some titles you have - just out of interest - i'll sing you play:-D

    Original Poster

    Not quite sure where you're getting your 'madness' idea from.
    I've no intention of deleting my digital copies after selling the LP's!...So hardly a lapse of reason!:)
    Digitising at the highest possible bitrate/quality just makes life easier.
    It's all a question of space and nagging wife! I'm sure many will sympathise...:-D
    Nevertheless, thanks for taking time to reply

    Ebay will be your easiest way to sell vinyls and you'll stand a better chance if you offer worldwide.

    Card mailing sleeves with an inner card stiffner protect them well, and you can buy the mailing sleeves and card inners cheaply from htfr.com

    Steve

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the info, Steve

    esprit;3942079

    Thanks for the info, Steve



    You're welcome. Another option as well as Ebay is to list for sale on Discogs...

    discogs.com/sel…ist

    There is still a demand for vinyl if advertised in the right places :thumbsup:

    Steve

    one extra tip on mailing them, take the disc out of the sleeve, pack it in a generic white / plastic inner to protect the disc.

    this will prevent the disc splitting the spine in transit.

    I used to do this and put the disc between the sleeve & the inner using card LP mailers, though I also cut up a piece of free supermarket box to strengthen the package.

    Shengis;3942025

    So you've just gone to all that trouble copying them only to delete them … So you've just gone to all that trouble copying them only to delete them when you sell them. Madness.



    Got to agree total madness. After all keeping the digital recording is breaking the copyright.

    Well done you! I have thought about doing this many times...What software did you use to record?
    Did you "clean" up the recordings afterwards? What bitrate did you do them at, 192, 320 etc.?

    Audacity as long as you read instructions well .
    good luck

    Original Poster

    As above: I used Audacity - excellent and free.
    I cleaned each track and ripped it at 320.
    It was a labour of love for a large collection but the digital result was excellent.
    As for the 'copyright' question...yeah, right, my knees are trembling!:roll:

    esprit;3952515

    As for the 'copyright' question...yeah, right, my knees are … As for the 'copyright' question...yeah, right, my knees are trembling!:roll:



    You bad man :lol:

    rehydrated;3946084

    Well done you! I have thought about doing this many times...What software … Well done you! I have thought about doing this many times...What software did you use to record?Did you "clean" up the recordings afterwards? What bitrate did you do them at, 192, 320 etc.?



    Regarding bitrate192 works well for me so the files are not too large but with a good sound quality. I use Audacity (with the mp3 lame plugin) but I do not remove any noise, pops or cracks as I prefer to still have the true vinyl sound.

    Steve

    Original Poster

    Steve....I take your point about the 'true vinyl sound'...and I did think carefully on this issue.
    However, I figured if I was going to go digital and sell the original stuff, then digital it had to be.
    Otherwise, I'd need to have copied twice...once to keep 'vinyl sound', other for 'clean digital'....Oh, the copyright dilemma again - NOT!

    esprit;3976611

    Steve....I take your point about the 'true vinyl sound'...and I did think … Steve....I take your point about the 'true vinyl sound'...and I did think carefully on this issue.However, I figured if I was going to go digital and sell the original stuff, then digital it had to be.Otherwise, I'd need to have copied twice...once to keep 'vinyl sound', other for 'clean digital'....Oh, the copyright dilemma again - NOT!



    I understand how you mean regarding a cleaner digital sound. It's a personal choice and i'm really a fan of vinyl so just love the real original sound. Although I confess to removing a few of the crackles when I backed up some of my older more well played records ha ha.

    I have a collection of over 2000 vinyls so converting them has been a time consuming job.

    Regarding copyright I am sure you are fine to backup your vinyl to your computer / cd for your own personal listening pleasure :thumbsup:

    Steve
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