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    shamrocks reacted to topshelfsquad in warped records.   
    Also, wanted to bring up what i've done to fix warped records in the past and now it's what i do every time with perfect results.
     
    I tried it (and perfected it) on records I didn't care about destroying first, obviously. But it's pretty simple. I bought two ceramic pizza serving plates / stones (mine are 12" but I guess you could go bigger). I then preheat my oven to 150 degrees (doesn't take long at all — a few minutes, max) and then I sandwich the record between the two smooth sides of the ceramic plates. At first I thought I'd need to take the record out after a few minutes or even less than that, but sometimes I find I have to leave the record in there for 20+ minutes (seriously). I baby sit it and continually check on it. I think the key is that the pizza ceramic stones aren't heavy enough to impose their weight into the grooves at a low-ish oven temp, but ARE heavy enough to influence the warp back to a flat state. Eventually it'll get to a point where you can tell the warp in the record isn't forcing up on the top ceramic plate anymore and that's a good sign that you're almost done. It's more of a feel thing and nowhere near a science, but I've yet to wreck a record doing it and everything I've done with it is playable afterward with no skips whereas before it was junk so, whatever. Food for thought. Here's a google image search for similar versions of what I use for this:
     
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=ceramic+pizza+stone&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1884&bih=1126&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=L-oEUf6aB_SQ0QGa54HYDQ
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    shamrocks got a reaction from withengineheart in Recent purchases   
    too much stuff, but stumbled upon maritime-heresy and the hotel choir #248/1000 for $5 at my local store - got home and it had the 7" in it as well, so score
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    shamrocks got a reaction from TheGreatMrY in PO: Ruby Suns "Christopher" Sub Pop   
    i hate paying $7 S&H on a $14 record.  anyone else?
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    shamrocks got a reaction from mmhmm in Getting rid of all your cds   
    but i have a 640GB hard drive with FLAC rips of all my CDs, as well as a backup of it and my mp3s.
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    shamrocks reacted to nivek87 in Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Live at the Main Point 1975   
    Really jealous. I got close the other night, but just can't afford to do it. I have too much month at the end of my money
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    shamrocks got a reaction from withengineheart in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
    This is the most The Postal Service thing ever on these boards
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    shamrocks got a reaction from tdogg241 in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
    This is the most The Postal Service thing ever on these boards
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    shamrocks got a reaction from Aych in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
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    shamrocks got a reaction from no use for a username in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
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    shamrocks got a reaction from 000000 in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
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    shamrocks got a reaction from 213041284s in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
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    shamrocks got a reaction from ajismetal in The Postal Service - Give Up (3xLP reissue)   
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    shamrocks got a reaction from derrickcook19941 in Smashing Pumpkins   
    maybe what we dont get is that it was always intended to sound terrible.
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    shamrocks got a reaction from feralpanda in Smashing Pumpkins   
    exactly my thoughts.  the no dead wax problem is compounded by the mixing and mastering.  i think the music on zero sounds fine but the vocals are all distortion
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    shamrocks reacted to mcpherson123 in Smashing Pumpkins   
    This issue cannot simply be a cartridge alignment issue. That's BS. The problem is maxing the levels in the cutting process. Its so goddamn stupid and unnecessary. They made a bad choice in Stan Getz for this one. The funny thing is that SD and Gish seem to not have any of these types of problems but on the big Kahuna they decide to get dicey and flirt whorey with the red zone and the dead wax at the same time. Recipe for disaster. The first half of most of the discs are great albeit unnecessarily loud but it works. Once you cross the halfway point on all of them it gets progressively more clipped. The only thing that saves most of the sides from getting terrible is the occurrence of quiter dynamic songs falling on those regions close to the inner grooves and dead wax but even on most the songs that sound good on the inside, the vocals are mixed high enough to produce crazy amounts of silibance. The soft clean guitars are ringing nicely but the vocals are turning red.
     
    I know that any record is going to begin losing fidelity as you get closer to the label but this is the most intense and immediate flip I've ever heard on that process. The person cutting should have erred on the side of caution rather than max it for loudness.
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    shamrocks got a reaction from crapforgenius in PO: The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law   
    my favorite band of today
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    shamrocks got a reaction from nobodybrokeurheart in PO: Cassino (ex-Northstar) -- "Kingprince"   
    "no, YOU hang up"
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    shamrocks got a reaction from derkwithano in PO: Cassino (ex-Northstar) -- "Kingprince"   
    "no, YOU hang up"
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    shamrocks got a reaction from lexicondevil in The (de)EVOLUTION of Records and CDs   
    at least with most of the vinyl I buy, I feel like we know there isnt that much profit margin in it. if a band or label makes 1000 copies of a record and sells it for $20 a piece, I dont feel like they are laughing all the way to the bank. CDs are so cheap to produce and package, ship and stock that the margin is really huge, and they make hundreds of thousands, frequently. Vinyl records are inconvenient in almost every way, are really hard to ship safely, scratch if you look at them sideways, and dont weather elements at all. Their impermanence is one of the most endearing things to me.
    I got back into vinyl after about 20 years out of the game, with only my 5000 CDs and 100,000 MP3s to keep me company. The vinyl collection has become like an amazingly useful piece of art. I wish labels and bands made more money off of it, and Im thrilled that a groundswell of support from a largely indie-centric group essentially brought this medium back to life.
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    shamrocks got a reaction from makeshiftrigger in Daniel Romano - Workin' For The Music Man (Guitarist of City and Colour)   
    both albums are great
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    shamrocks got a reaction from geezfools in Godspeed You! Black Emperor new album ''Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!"!   
    i may go to the show in nashville on the 12th, if i do, ill do my best to pick up whatever the merch table has available
    edit: although if it isnt tour exclusive and local shops will be getting it in stock it doesnt seem like it makes much sense. we will see what happens
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    shamrocks got a reaction from ditc586 in HELP ME PRICE: Test   
    there is no right thread for this.
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    shamrocks reacted to collectivemike in What did Lazy Laborador do...   
    HOW HOT IS IT?
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    shamrocks got a reaction from somber_silt in The Tower and the Fool - How Long Deluxe LP and CD   
    dont forget where you are
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    shamrocks got a reaction from konk in SHARKTICON...re: ITTCT   
    dammit if he wont check his pms unprompted he doesnt deserve first dibs!!
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