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NapalmBrain last won the day on June 5 2017

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About NapalmBrain

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  • Birthday 06/07/1985

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    Pro-Ject DC Esprit
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    Boston Acoustics - BA -100s (1st gen tweeter)
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    Harman Kardon HK385i
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    Ortofon 2M Blue

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  1. An improvement from the CD, a little more detailed in sound. Decent pressing, some light surface noise here and there after a wet cleaning but not really worth mentioning. The pressing is decent, the white has some black streaks in it, so they didn't clean the machine after the last record was pressed on that machine which probably accounts for the light crackle. Worth picking up for sticker price, but it's not a drastic enough improvement to pay current ebay prices, so I'd say hold out for a black copy if you didn't get lucky.
  2. PO SOON : Sleep - The Sciences

    I'm still mad about this release I ordered it immediately for my store and still haven't received my copies, I've talked to some other owners and managers and it seems everyone who used the same distro I did didn't get theirs either and everyone who had them on Friday used the other distro. On top of the stress of RSD prep missing sales on this, and not being told what we were ordering was really agitating. At least i'm not my friend who had to cancel 70 online orders. Not naming distro names for job reasons. They might show up in the next couple days or not at all, I'm not sure but it's possible more copies will appear due to one distro not getting these out on time
  3. PO SOON : Sleep - The Sciences

    actually the opposite, heavier records take longer to cool giving it more opportunity to warp. The advantage is in theory a more durable record, all that stuff about enhanced bass response I don't think has any tangible proof. Records were pressed on 120-160 grams for years and sounded great, I think it's a way to squeeze a few more bucks out of people, but I could be wrong and it could have its merits
  4. I Think I'm Gonna Quit The Hobby

    if it's not the bootleg, sell the blonde and buy a turntable with it, isn't it going for like $300?. I'd personally rather have a smaller collection and be able to enjoy listening to what I have
  5. Record Store Day 2018

    RSD was awesome for me, I've been on both sides of the counter but this was my first experience managing a record store for RSD. We gave out donuts and coffee for the morning crowd, had local artists perform from open until close. Raffled off concert tickets, new cds, new and used LPs including a gold copy of the Drive soundtrack, brushes and cleaning fluid, a carrying case for 45s filled with rare 45s, some rare Linda ronstadt records (it's an inside joke unless you have been to my shop, we got a collection containing every Linda Ronstadt record or single on any format including 8 track and also variants on just about every country of release from Japan to Argentina, so we did a test pressing and an import picture sleeve and a picture disc LP for the raffle). It was humbling to see that many people having a great time and buying physical media. Sales were up a sizable amount from the previous year, so I'm beaming with pride. I oversaw all the ordering and spent countless hours prepping and it was well worth all the effort, and my staff was on point the whole time and leading up to the event, I could not have done it without them. I rewarded them with gourmet pizza. I in turn was also rewarded because at the end of the day I was still able to grab the Tim Armstrong, Dessa 7" and The Grant Green Slick set. I did snipe one thing and it was the Sundays but I had the other 2 and I was damned if I was going to miss this one but I paid sticker price. Luckily the other local had a Bert Jansch, so all I missed out on from my list was the Gene Clark and I think I have a line on a leftover. Fantastic experience all and all but I am exhausted.
  6. Best Outside Sleeve For 50s and 60s records

    very clear and durable, I usually buy these http://www.sleevecityusa.com/ultimate-outer-2-5-pack-of-50-p/9224.htm
  7. PO: Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage

    wanted one but already had it on black and I rarely double dip on albums, my want list in massive. Sometimes I wish my tastes were narrower haha
  8. PO: Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage

    Had to grab a colored version, the packaging looks amazing. I try not to indulge in pre-orders too much working in a record store with access to a discount, but the first album is one of my favorite albums and I couldn't deny myself a special edition for the new one
  9. GatorPrideSonnn Memorial Thread

    Hope everyone is well, I'm just tired all the damn time now with the promotion. It's supposed to be my day off but we are doing an in store performance/meet and greet/free lunch with Tancred so ill have to run around town picking up food and water and what not and work for a couple hours, can't complain too much should be fun and seeing her and Julien Baker tonight should be a good time. FFO: Mazzy Star need to check out Goat Girl they are releasing an album on rough trade this Friday and it's really good. I think I'm going to buy a copy, can't find a streaming link probably because its not released yet
  10. New cartridge advice - for Rock n Roll

    you have a pretty impressive system, so perhaps you have more insight on this matter. But from my experience I haven't been impressed with the performance of MC for this type of music, they have impressive mid range but I feel the low end is lacking. I'm sure this is improved with higher end cartridges but I think MM would be the way to go for an under $500 cartridge for the rock listener.
  11. New cartridge advice - for Rock n Roll

    I would not suggest an MC if you listen to rock they don't have much low end, great for chamber music not so much for anything with heavy bass and drums. I'd go with the 2M Blue with that table, I'm very happy with it on my pro-ject esprit
  12. Record Store Day 2018

    Shawn is my good friend and taught me everything I know about buying records, I couldn't be running a record store right now without the skills I learned apprenticing under him. Glad to hear
  13. Record Store Day 2018

    looks like there is 3 left from my old record store in Colorado http://www.beindependent.com/p/20713844/black-moth-super-rainbow-babys-in-the-void
  14. lol, was genius in their case, spot owed them a favor so recorded one side for free and the other side they got around by recording at a studio that charged $50 per song and squeezed together multiple songs and told them it was one song . Everything aside this is weird for a band that played in gyms with no microphones, also isn't that guys vocal chords damaged and thats why they broke up? Also people who want that old orchid/jeromes dream sound should check out this band I buy pizza from the bass player, they got tapes and its pretty damn good https://celebration666.bandcamp.com/
  15. or when the minutemen recorded buzz or howl for $50
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