What % of JA 45's (from 70's) were pressed off-center?

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What % of JA 45's (from 70's) were pressed off-center?

Poll ended at Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:56 pm

99.9%
4
67%
99.8%
0
No votes
99.7%
1
17%
99.6%
1
17%
 
Total votes : 6

Postby Dr Sleeper » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:27 pm

My favorite: when the hole isn't big enough for a 45 adaptor (as is the case with most of the Joe Gibbs re-presses in my collection). You have to be handy with an X-Acto knife to sort it out.
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Postby Semi-Decent » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:51 pm

Juha - yep, I follow what you're saying about visually off center vs actually off center. Sometimes I watch a record spin perfectly but the sourness tells me something is wrong - other times just the opposite happens.

One thing that really bothers me with the Techniques 1200 turntables, when I get an off center lp I can't remove the center spindle and 'center' the lp (almost sure the spindle can't be removed).

BMC - you wanna see the worst of the worst that you are talking about???

Look at this one - talk about unplayable! I'm tellin' ya - I find the junky gems.

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Ras Berry - you are so kind to reassure my posting soul...
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Postby BMC » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:54 pm

lol, yep, I can't top that. That is what I call a really off-centred label! :lol:
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:50 pm

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I have actually got one that's worse somewhere, but couldn't remember where it was/who it was by. I think that this was on a Yabby Yu label..
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:25 pm

man those are some f*cked up discs!
Amazing,
Someone should really put together a gallery of the classics of the genre & put them online
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Postby giab » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:28 pm

so, has anyone perfected a way of removing those labels ?
I got too many discs like that
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Postby JV » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:10 am

I'm just wondering why you keep artifacts like that? I have thrown away most of the weirdest prints or made fruitbowls or coasters from them. Just wanting to avoid the thing that they'd be in circulation again. Also, I don't usually want to buy any disc without seeing (or perhaps even listening to it!! wow!). My collection is limited but all of them are OK or better condition because I just discard the bad ones. There's not one single tune in the world that I'd want in ANY condition. There are always other tunes in very good or mint condition for you to discover and one day there might be a better copy coming your way - or perhaps not but thatis NOT a big deal. But keeping those oddities - I think that's only masochism.
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Postby giab » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:37 am

"keeping those oddities - I think that's only masochism"
or patience, waiting for to see if someone knows how to remove the labels
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Postby BMC » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:38 am

Or to play the other side of it, where the label is correct.
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Postby giab » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:46 am

damn, i never thought of that BMC
:P
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Postby BMC » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:54 am

Ahh, you didn't know?? An vinyl-release, be it single or album normally has two sides!!!! You just have to flip the piece of vinyl and you can play the other side! Completely different from CD's man! I only found out recently, but noticed that on quite some singles there's only a weird instrumental of the other side with some echo and crap like that. Don't know what that is all about. But on albums, I noticed there's usually an entire side with all different tunes. It's crazy man, I tell you! Two sides! 8)

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Postby giab » Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:14 am

bloody hell, no wonder your a scientist & I'm only a IT support person
:D
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:51 am

BMC you is a smart man ! I was just about to tell Juha that that's why I kept that 12", though the A side is the tune Emotion by 15. 16. 17, so why I kept it is somewhat beyond me too.!
I was given this 12" as normally if purchasing something of vintage I would have a look at the vinyl, though I must thank JV for the advice, had I not used my own brain for the last 37 years I may have needed some help there :wink:
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:52 am

And the interesting thing about that 12" is that it may have been pressed in the UK and not Ja. ??? Unless it was cheaper for Dennis/Castro Brown to send the tapes to Ja for a pressing, I guess (seeing as the act was from the UK ) it would have been cheaper to do it in the UK. and so...?
Where#s Penny ???? He'd know.
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Postby giab » Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:58 pm

my most recent purchase of a record with the label stuck halfway over the grooves was a Sound Boy 7" (that crap harmonica one), so it's not just a Ja issue
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