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Vinyl Guide

  • How Records Are Made: Part 2

    Welcome to the second part of our series on how records are made! If you missed the first part where we cover lacquering and plating, you can find it HERE. We left off after we used a metal master (either the father or the mother, depending on your preferred plating process) to create a stamper, ... View Post
  • How Records Are Made: Part 1

    In this two-part series, we’re going to peer into the complicated, mysterious, and fascinating world of vinyl record manufacturing. There are several stages and terms involved, as well as alternate methods which change or bypass certain steps, so we've split this into multiple posts. Hopefully by... View Post
  • A Guide to Buying Used Records

    One of the joys of vinyl records is the thrill of the hunt. For vintage releases, early pressings, and people looking to grow their collection without breaking the bank, you have to shop pre-owned records. That means time spent searching through used bins or shopping online - both of which can le... View Post