Vinyl Albums...Keep or Toss Em'?

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  1. Jack Smith

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    I was cleaning out my basement yesterday, and came across the nearly three hundred albums I've accumulated since the 1960's, mostly rock, fusion jazz, a few specialty vinyl thingys (The Doors, Chuck Berry Collection etc.) and r&b. Is there any value or reason to keep these? They are in very good condition, but I haven't played a vinyl album in nearly ten-years, and am about to stroll down to the local Goodwill and donate my old Denon 60-dpl(?), three hundred pound turn-table. Then again, maybe I should keep the turn-table (purchased in 1979), beautiful rosewood body and just pick some of the albums to keep (especially Bitches Brew, since Miles gave it to me after an interview). Are these things just space-wasters? What would you guys do? I just purchased a Denon 3800 and will probably go DVD-Audio all the way.

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  2. Philip Hamm

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    I would keep them and play them.
     
  3. NickSo

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    Dont toss em, you'll regret it later.
     
  4. Jeff Pryor

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    I'll take those Doors albums off your hands. Wouldn't by chance have a copy of Buckingham/Nicks, would ya?
     
  5. Zack Scott

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    keep them...some actually sound better than cd's!!!!
     
  6. JordanS

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    if anyone feels the need to "toss" their old Pink Floyd vinyls, go ahead and feel free to send them to me ....[​IMG]
     
  7. JasonK

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    Jack, I'd keep them and play them. I just recently was brought back into the world of vinyl, and am amazed at the quality of the sound, even on my well-used old record player. Someday, after I'm out of school and can afford it, I'd like to go all out and get new gear, since it can sound so so nice. Plus, some of the music I listen to is limited to only Vinyl pressings. No cd's, no SACD's, no DVDA. Just wax. If some of the stuff you're gonna give up is unavailable in any other format, I would hang onto it for sure.

    But in the event you're going to just take the stuff to Goodwill, send me a PM or an email and I'll gladly try to work out a way to take the Jazz stuff off your hands.
     
  8. Jon_Are

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    I have 'round 1300 lps. I hadn't played a vinyl album in more than ten years, but recently got my old trusty Pioneer turntable in workable condition again. The first one I spun was "Meet the Beatles".

    Man, I'm hearing stuff I haven't heard in over a decade; early Joe Jackson, Gang of Four, Busboys, very early Stones, Doors, The Clash, some Paul Simon, Robert Gordon, etc. Brings back lots of nice memories.

    And yes, it sounds pretty damn good.

    Jon
     
  9. Keith Paynter

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    Get yourself an isolated preamp and rip them to your computer. They hold up pretty well if you want to transfer them to plain old 16-bit CD's, and I have several that are out of print (or I just haven't bothered to buy) that serve me well.
     
  10. Frank Anderson

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    I gave all of mine away a long time ago. While I don't miss most of them there are some I really regret not having any more.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. KeithH

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    Jack, keep them and enjoy them.
     
  12. Tommy G

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    It's funny that this post is here. My wife and I were just arguing about this subject this past weekend. She thinks they take up too much space. I have accumulated over 600 lps over the years and I would love to have a turntable just for the sake of something my kids can make fun of me for. I have grown to like classical a lot more over the years than my old rock days. It would be nice every once and a while to hear some of the old records that I have absolutely no intention of replacing on cd.
     
  13. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    Keep them.

    Listen to them.

    Treasure them.
     
  14. Henry Gale

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    Keep 'em, play 'em....
    ...lose the fusion jazz of course. [​IMG]
     
  15. Louis C

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    Keep em, especially the ones that are in like-new condition. They will appreciate significantly in value.

    I have the following records signed by Robert Fripp:

    King Crimson - Lark's Tongues in Aspic
    Robert Fripp - Exposure

    I also have a number of rare prog rock albums that have not been re-released on CD.

    The more worn copies won't appreciate much, but I have a couple hundred vinyl discs I am keeping.
     
  16. mike_decock

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    Two options:

    1) Keep them, play them and enjoy them.
    2) Send them all to me.

    Please don't just toss them out.


    -Mike...
     

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