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

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

Postby Semi-Decent » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:56 pm

What % of JA 45's (from 70's) were pressed off-center?
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Postby tim p » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:11 pm

1-2%
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Postby JV » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:19 pm

Actually very few.
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:14 am

Somewhere between 1% - 10%.
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Postby Dadi Digi » Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:23 am

None of the measures in your poll anyway would be a fair comment.
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:52 am

a better question would be.

what percentage of ja reissue LPs are almost unplayable on the last track near the centre?
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Postby Ras Berry » Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:36 am

Yes, pretty rubbish poll, all in all!

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Postby Semi-Decent » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:48 pm

Yes, I tried my worst - and succeeded!

Come on Ras Berry - appease me and tell me the poll was at least 1/32- Decent... :cry:

But seriously ~~~ guess the bad joke is on me because it looks like I'm the sucker that bought all of Jamaica's off-center 45's.

No promises but I predict my next poll will be 99.6% better than this one.

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Postby JV » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:57 pm

I have several singles looking like this. Even though the label is off-center the record are usually perfectly on center and doesn't affect playing. You might think these two off-centerism are connected but usually they're not. You are not mixing up two separate things, are you?
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Postby BMC » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:04 pm

This is annoying though when part of the off-centre label goes over the music, like I have with a Delroy Wilson 12" on E and J.
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Postby rez » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:06 pm

ehh.....I voted 99.9% I presume this poll is a joke yeah?

Don't have many original press but those I do (10-20) are all fine.
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Postby Ras Berry » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:08 pm

I find that the ones with the label so far off centre that the run off groove is actually pressed into the label quite useful for clearing all the fluff off your needle!

(Sorry audiophiles)

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PS: Your thread can't be all that bad cos we're all answering it!

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Postby JV » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:12 pm

BMC wrote:This is annoying though when part of the off-centre label goes over the music, like I have with a Delroy Wilson 12" on E and J.


That's more usual that the run-off grooves lead strraight to the label. I don't think I have but one record where the label expands itself to the music grooves.
As for records pressed off center (causing the pitch go from flat to sharp when played back) they're more common today.
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Postby BMC » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:24 pm

On that Delroy Wilson 12" of mine, the label goes about 2 cm over the music grooves, giving that aweful sccrrrttssss sound on that lovely tune :(, probably not very good for the stylus either. :?

The really off-centre pressed records I have are two in total and both from 2004.
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:24 pm

Silly question, surely it's less a question of off centre holes and more labels that aren't centred, and holes that are in the correct place, thus creating an optical illusion, whereby the hole looks off centre.

This optical effect was first noted by Jenkins and Faber in their seminal research paper 'Distortions in the Vinyl Hole Cortex' published by Asswipe and Putanesca 1966.
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