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Vinyl DJs and record stores in Canberra to take records?

By bearlikesbeer - 3 October 2011 13

Can anyone recommend a local DJ forum, music shop, etc that might be interested in taking some unwanted dance records off my hands?

Back in the old days, I used to take my unwanted dance records to Landspeed. These days few local DJs are spinning vinyl, and places like Landspeed and Reefer are reluctant to stock second hand 90s-00s discs as the market just isn’t there anymore.

I’m no longer involved in DJing or the club scene, but I’m hoping someone on RA can offer some advice/contacts.

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Vinyl DJs and record stores in Canberra to take records?
fragge 7:44 am 05 Oct 11

fragge said :

Bad seed – I would love your father’s collection of records! are you thinking of offering them for free?

This would be a good time to say that you can contact me on greg64au [at] hotmail if you’re interested in offloading some ;]

fragge 7:43 am 05 Oct 11

Bad seed – I would love your father’s collection of records! are you thinking of offering them for free?

poetix 10:59 am 04 Oct 11

RedDogInCan said :

I-filed said :

Digital sound is vastly inferior to vinyl.. If you have room to hang on to them, do so.

Doesn’t matter how much better vinyl is, 90’s dance and German marching band music is never going to sound good!

Unfortunately, a lot of Germans really liked this type of music in the 30s. The marching band part, I mean, unless they invaded Poland to the ‘raunchy beat’ of Shaggy’s Mr Boombastic.

digitalgrub 10:40 am 04 Oct 11

I’m a DJ and would love some old vinyl to spin. What sort of stuff- techno, house, prog, trance, DnB? Landspeed would usually take them off your hands, but I’d love to have a look through. Email digitalgrub@hotmail.com if your interested…

Pete

bearlikesbeer 8:32 am 04 Oct 11

Records are fragile and heavy, so postage costs are very high. Rather than charge $10 shipping per record on eBay, I’d much rather offer local DJs/collectors the chance to rummage through the crates. It’s not about making money. It’s about finding people who will appreciate the records. While these tracks may be a few years old, they aren’t Vinnies bargain bin material just yet. About 100 progressive house and breaks records in very good to near mint condition.

Henry82 2:29 am 04 Oct 11

I-filed said :

Digital sound is vastly inferior to vinyl.

Not really, just these days people listen to music through shitty compact apple products with crap earbuds and reduce the quality of the music in order to save space. I’m sure if you did a proper scientific test, you wouldn’t be able to tell any difference. Vinyl’s are only popular because of hipsters, nostalgia and DJs who want to learn the basics

creative_canberran 11:53 pm 03 Oct 11

I-filed said :

Amazingly, the vinyl pressing industry is going gangbusters at the moment – can’t keep up with demand (viz. NeverMind reissue on vinyl). Digital sound is vastly inferior to vinyl. If you have room to hang on to them, do so. If you don’t need money for them, donate them to Vinnies or Lifeline?

I wouldn’t say vastly inferior digital sound, because digital audio formats are capable of going up to 24bit/96khz that matches the studio master.

Unfortunately it’s got nothing to do with sound quality for a lot of new buyers, otherwise DVD-A/SACD wouldn’t have died to quickly. (Not that I’m complaining, Fleetwood Mac Rumours that I imported from Germany on DVD-A is now selling for around $300 used, not bad for a $30 buy). It’s different and vintage so they’re buying.

Would love the music industry to start releasing digital music in 24bit but they’re barely getting over allowing 256k AAC instead of 128… a moot point given people P2P it anyway.

RedDogInCan 11:14 pm 03 Oct 11

I-filed said :

Digital sound is vastly inferior to vinyl.. If you have room to hang on to them, do so.

Doesn’t matter how much better vinyl is, 90’s dance and German marching band music is never going to sound good!

I-filed 3:34 pm 03 Oct 11

Amazingly, the vinyl pressing industry is going gangbusters at the moment – can’t keep up with demand (viz. NeverMind reissue on vinyl). Digital sound is vastly inferior to vinyl. If you have room to hang on to them, do so. If you don’t need money for them, donate them to Vinnies or Lifeline?

Ronnielane 1:05 pm 03 Oct 11

Try Artsound they are currently asking for people to donate unwanted cds and vinyls to be sold at one of their fundraising events. Vinyl still has the best sound so hopefully someone will get as much pleasure as the previous owners.

Bad Seed 11:50 am 03 Oct 11

And can I piggy back onto this – My Mum is moving into retirement accomodation and we need to move my (deceased) Dad’s collection of records – over 200, mainly marching band music, lots of German stuff (yes, I know, but thats what he loved LOL) and lots of massed choir stuff, again, mostly in German. Any idea where I could find a good home for it is it Vinnies for the lot?

Henry82 11:50 am 03 Oct 11

Ebay/Gumtree.

Cheap 11:04 am 03 Oct 11

Ebay?

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