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  1. Thanks for this. All very interesting and helpful. My recent purchase says 75 Rockefeller Plaza. Any idea what that means in relation to what pressing? Thanks all for everything! Great forum!
  2. Does this information allow me to determine whether this record was from the original or a subsequent pressing? Thanks
  3. Now THAT is what I’m talking about! Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Seriously, thank you. This is EXACTLY what I’m looking for.
  4. Okay, lets put some of this knowledge to use. (Translation: someone tell me what I can’t figure out on my own.) I just picked up a used VG+ copy of LZI. On the label: SD 8216. Deadwax, there’s a bunch of stuff. ST-A-681461 on side A and same but ending in 2 on side B. Also in deadwax: A, AT, W, LWP, RP, RG. These last two appear only on side A. Who wants to play?
  5. This looks like a great place to start. Thanks all. A quick follow up, if you don’t mind. I see notations like these often: A/1, B/3, etc. Can anyone shed any light on what these designate? Thanks again!
  6. Posted this to main forum yesterday. It’s still early, but no replies. I’ll post here also. A request: Record Identification Tutorial (Vinyl 101) So, what do all those letters and numbers mean? Another newbie and I thought it might be helpful if some of you experts would be gracious enough to pass on some of your knowledge in this area. On the label and in the dead wax there are codes. (For example, I’ve noticed many of my LZ records have “SD” followed by numbers in the upper half of the label, ST-A- followed by numbers beneath the track listings.) Anyone willing to give us a brie
  7. So, what do all those letters and numbers mean? Another newbie and I thought it might be helpful if some of you experts would by gracious enough to pass on some of your knowledge in this area. On the label and in the dead wax there are codes. (For example, I’ve noticed many of my LZ records have “SD” followed by numbers in the upper half of the label, ST-A- followed by numbers beneath the track listings.) Anyone willing to give us a brief lesson on what these mean and more importantly what we should look for as vinyl collectors? Much thanks!
  8. I’ll try to remember to do it tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder.
  9. Of course. It’s fun and interesting to share in each other’s musical explorations. Your post inspired me to post a request — a basic tutorial on record identification. (What do all those letters and numbers mean?) I definitely need a lesson. Will do that soon. Be ware of this scam, when looking for the turquoise label. I came across what purported to be one on Ebay for $200. Too good to be true, right? Yes indeed. The label actually isn’t turquoise but blue and it’s a fake. There’s a brief discussion on it on the Steve Hoffman vinyl forum, which is a gold mine of information, if you haven
  10. Ah! Thanks! I actually have that file folder also. Are these the same performances that would later be BBC Sessions, Paris ‘71?
  11. Anyone seen this before (pics attached)? It’s a white vinyl, picture disc with live STH on one side and live Heartbreaker on the other. It sounds like the same recordings that are on BBC Sessions. BUT, I bought this at a record show circa 1982, decades before the BBC record was released. (I think.) I looked online and could not find any other evidence of its existence. Any idea where this came from, how rare it is, etc.? I’m mostly just curious. Thanks
  12. Of course. It’s fun and interesting to share in each other’s musical explorations. Your post inspired me to post a request — a basic tutorial on record identification. (What do all those letters and numbers mean?) I definitely need a lesson. Will do that soon. Be ware of this scam, when looking for the turquoise label. I came across what purported to be one on Ebay for $200. Too good to be true, right? Yes indeed. The label actually isn’t turquoise but blue and it’s a fake. There’s a brief discussion on it on the Steve Hoffman vinyl forum, which is a gold mine of information, if you haven
  13. As some of you know, I’ve Been recreating my LZ vinyl collection. This forum has proven invaluable in the process. I’ve now done my own research and listening and can share the results. IMO, any non-remastered vinyl (I’m still learning the vocabulary and hesitate to say “original”) beats out any remastered vinyl, including the Classic Records remasters, which sound very, very good. The problem lies in finding clean copies of records produced 40-50 years ago. I now own 6 Classic Records remasters. They sound great. But, aside from the surface noise that usually accompanies old vinyl, my beat up
  14. Thanks for checking in. Yes, I’ve managed to track down all CR reissues except I and ITTOD. (Presence is on its way.) The prices have been steep, but nowhere near as high as some I’ve seen. I swear, I see some CRs for over $500 and at least one copy of I for, I kid you not, $1.4k Because I know some are interested, at risk of being gauche, I got all for between $100-175, mostly on EBay, looking daily and snatching up “buy nows” instead of waiting for auctions. All in M or NM. I did spend $240 on PG, but it’s my favorite and obviously a double LP. I’m very happy with the sound quality of all so
  15. Funny that you should mention it. That was to be my next research project — how to clean vinyl. Thanks for this. I think you may have omitted a word, above — after “brush,” you wrote “some,” and I can’t tell what substance you’re referring to. Please let me know and I’ll get right on it. Just cleaning my old records may greatly improve the sound, from what I’ve read. Thanks again. This forum is great.
  16. For anyone still following this thread, thanks for all of the great advice. I used the opportunity to have a conversation with my wife about the Crosley she gave me. (It was fine.) Last week, after much research, I purchased a Pro Ject Debut Carbon Esprit TT (scores points for longest name), with an acrylic platter, auto speed control, and an Ortofon Red cartridge. (I may upgrade to Blue, but right now, the Red suits me.) I paired it with powered speakers from Klipsch, The Fives. The system sounds awesome to me and looks even better. You might be surprised to hear how much sound (rich, warm, f
  17. Yes. That. And to the original poster, thanks for reminding me of (probably) my favorite LZ ballad, some of RPs best lyrics, AND I think Page’s early use of the Telecaster with B string bender. Is is the first?
  18. Thanks all for the great advice. I’ve since been weighing whether to replace my old system with a modern one that will take up less room and be more aesthetically pleasing. So, I’m contemplating buying a nice turntable with built in pre-amp and high quality powered speakers. My concern is eliminating the stand alone amplifier will sacrifice sound quality. I really want to play audiophile quality LPs. I’m willing to sacrifice SOME measure of sound quality for convenience and appearances, but if a new set up sounds no better than CDs, the purpose of a new system is defeated. I own a NAD 7020(e)
  19. In my research, that album gets the most and strongest criticisms, by far. So, it's not just you.
  20. Good advice. I don't think my current system warrants the Classic Records releases. My goal at this point is to find the cleanest copies of the pre-remastered releases. I know that will be more costly (than simply buying the newly remastered copies) and more daunting a project. I also know there's a greater risk of getting a record that is not much better than the ones I currently have. (I've been playing my old copies and it's really I, II, III and PG I need to replace. The others are fine.) If that doesn't work out, I'll fall back on the new remastered copies. (I assume that's what you mean
  21. Wow! Thanks so much for the advice. I'll go with it.
  22. I had to look. SL-QD33, automatic, quartz. I think i paid $200 for it, maybe, in the late 80s, without a cartridge. Here's one for sale, used for $300. This is it, exactly. Also, I have a NAD receiver that is bulletproof and Klipsh speakers, if that helps. I was about to donate them to charity. I guess I'd pay $100-$200 for a cartridge. Haven't really thought about it. https://reverb.com/item/7661743-technics-sl-qd33-k-quartz-direct-drive-automatic-turntable Thanks for the input.
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