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    dobyblue got a reaction from N8TRU in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    That works well for a very small venue, will calls aren't equipped for a larger floor section entirely being will called. You want CC-only entry. u2 did it for all the floors of the stadium Joshua Tree tour and other than Vancouver which was the first stop on the bill, it was a massive success. I was on the floor in Toronto and I walked up, they scanned my credit card, it beeped and they gave us two GA Floor wristbands. Bam. Took all of 5 seconds.
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    dobyblue reacted to Mikizee in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    The RTI test pressing is the test pressing I own. I have never opened it so cannot vouch for how good it sounds. I have chatted with one of the other owners who have opened theirs, and they said it sounds really good. My regular pressing is a little beat up and needs a decent clean as well. So I just listen to the FLACs if I want to listen to the album.
     
    Discogs says there are currently 8 owners of the RTI test pressing, however the general opinion of myself, the other owners and the person at the pressing plant is that there are only 5. I think some people who own the later 200g test pressing have mistakenly tagged themselves on the RTI listing instead.
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    dobyblue got a reaction from holyvacantsholyhell in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Weight has nothing to do with sound, but there was only one master done by Bob Ludwig for all media so it literally cannot be "more dynamic" than any other version. Classic Records also prepared the inital pressing for Zoo, which is likely why it was also done at RTI (same as the 200g TPs)

    Original 180g test from RTI -https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Ænima/release/7763661
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    dobyblue reacted to timsimmons in The Beatles - Abbey Road ((50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)   
    I think all these new mixes have been great. 
     
     
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    dobyblue got a reaction from Shelby American in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    It's cut from the same lacquers so we know it's not possible to have a different mix or master and thus will not have different dynamics, likely the differences are either placebo effect or the original copy just happens to be a bad individual record which happens occasionally; for the VAST majority of people, they will be identical.


     
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    dobyblue got a reaction from Shelby American in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Weight has nothing to do with sound, but there was only one master done by Bob Ludwig for all media so it literally cannot be "more dynamic" than any other version. Classic Records also prepared the inital pressing for Zoo, which is likely why it was also done at RTI (same as the 200g TPs)

    Original 180g test from RTI -https://www.discogs.com/Tool-Ænima/release/7763661
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    dobyblue reacted to Shelby American in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Yeah, but why? Is it quieter? Mixed better? More dynamics? You'll find on this forum people just say things with no reason quite often. I doubt there will be more than one person that can even make this comparison here so it would be nice to have more info.
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    dobyblue got a reaction from faaip de oiad in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Classic didn't go out of business until @ 2010, they did the Peter Gabriel catalogue on 200g single-sided 45rpm Clarity Vinyl in 2009.

    The reissue of AEnima just fell through, so probably someone from the label pulled the plug on it. The original vinyl of AEnima was prepared by Classic for Zoo (according to Discogs info on the Classic 200g test pressing) and was pressed at RTI so if you have an original, there's no sonic reason I'm aware of to seek out a Test Pressing. The TPs of the 200g will sound good because it appears Classic had quite a number of them done vs. the standard 5-10 copies for QC you'd typically see, but Classic did that a lot. Their TPs are legit, but certainly not limited to 10.
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    dobyblue got a reaction from skycriesmary in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Jourgensen?

    😄
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    dobyblue got a reaction from tape in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Jourgensen?

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    dobyblue reacted to mcpherson123 in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    I find it really weird. I have not listened to "Fear Inoculum" yet. I've heard "Invincible" and "Descending" live in person and on some super high quality live bootlegs on YouTube. I think compositionally in terms of song structure, those two songs feels Lateralus-styled but progressed from that point of composition. It did not really feel like a continuation of 10,000 Days. Obviously each player has their own signature style but I think its doing oneself a great disservice to not attempt to look past the surface of the sound the band has and find the subtle uniqueness that each song builds using those same ingredients. If you half-listen to any of their songs waiting for a special guest to come in and do a hook and flip the whole dynamic of the core band on its head, you're listening to the wrong band. If you're looking for traditional tropes of a growing and changing artist or band that is led by a single songwriter who decides now we have a fiddle and an accordion on this track and then we have a piano leading these two tracks and we're ex-Beatles who are writing 3 minute pop songs, you're listening to the wrong band. These guys paint with the same brushes and explore how to make new textures using the same types of voices and the same exact instrumentation for the most part on every album. They go in a room and follow eachother's lead for a hours on end and construct "songs" using the parts they liked best from the improvised communications they share using essentially the same 3 to 4 instruments, the electric of which are generally dialed into to produce the same types of sounds as they've made for all the albums they've done together. They may progress in some ways on their own instruments but they have their established voices. If you're not coming to Tool with this realization and you don't find yourself interested in how they will paint the soundscape under these particular circumstantial/instrumental constants then I don't know why you would keep expecting to be wowed only to be let down. We all know how Tool writes. We know the process. We know the instruments. You have to be looking at their output from the standpoint of knowing the limitations of what's included.
     
    Not mad. Just sayin'.
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    dobyblue got a reaction from jeromium in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Saw this elsewhere...gave me a chuckle 
     

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    dobyblue got a reaction from fondfarewell in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Thank you and bless ye! Always happy to see others out there that care about video quality and audio fidelity. I upgraded last December to 4K, Panasonic 65" 4K OLED, Sony X800 which allows DVD-Audio and SACD playback also, and bumped my 5.2 system to 5.2.4 Atmos/dts:X-capable with the addition of four Pioneer Atmos modules. Bought my first Blu-ray in 2006. The new 4K Ultra HD format is the single biggest upgrade in quality from one format generation to the next I've witnessed in my lifetime, HDR on an OLED rules.
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    dobyblue reacted to fondfarewell in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    I am an old man with surround sound and a BluRay player, but isn’t this roughly how an entire generation consumes most of their visual media?
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    dobyblue got a reaction from Skacel in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Try Amazon.ca, shipped (shipping = CDN$ 15.98) works out to around £49.35 (CDN$ 79.88) according to xe's currency rates.

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VGTYTBF
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    dobyblue got a reaction from bortx in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Saw this elsewhere...gave me a chuckle 
     

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    dobyblue got a reaction from Fowty Dollaz in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Saw this elsewhere...gave me a chuckle 
     

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    dobyblue got a reaction from mcpherson123 in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Lol, so the pre-order link is posted but doesn’t actually give any info until tomorrow...only Tool would make me wait with a misdirect like that! Oh well, what’s one more fucking night?
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    dobyblue got a reaction from faaip de oiad in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Saw this elsewhere...gave me a chuckle 
     

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    dobyblue got a reaction from Admerr in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    A-fuckin'-men!
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    dobyblue reacted to jeromium in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    THIS. Pretty terrible cover art IMHO, but looking forward to the music.
     
    And I'm with those just wanting a simple, well-executed vinyl release (if I choose to even buy it). The 10,000 Days CD packaging was obnoxious as fuck. 
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    dobyblue got a reaction from mcpherson123 in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    A-fuckin'-men!
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    dobyblue reacted to mcpherson123 in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    I just want a simple, standard gram (because its wasteful and serves no additional purpose), cleanly and carefully pressed black vinyl, impeccably mastered (as close to AAA as possible), normal weight basic gatefold, quality printed jacket 2xLP of everything. No Pic disc. No incorporated television. No lenticular cover (though I would forgive it if they worked it into an Aenima reissue). No wifi router. No nothing crazy. Just solid, true to format vinyl pressing that excels at reproducing the stereo master as beautifully as possible when the fuckin' needle touches down and drags through the basic ass grooves of the godforsaken LP. Can I get an Amen or just a plain old delivery on this?
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    dobyblue got a reaction from mcpherson123 in Tool Vinyl BUYING GUIDE (Original/Boots, etc.)   
    Don't care about the ability to pre-order, just looking forward to the full specs of each edition and that is what we're supposed to get today (tracklisting, bonus features, yadda yadda yadda)
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