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Storing your record collection [message #83438] Wed, 31 August 2016 11:51 Go to next message
bcharlton  is currently offline bcharlton
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I always consider vinyl to be very delicate and hence the need for correct storage cannot be overemphasized. None of us definitely wants to see scratches on any of our music collection. So I came across this site with steps on how to store your vinyl and I would like to hear your thoughts. Thank you in advance.
Re: Storing your record collection [message #83501 is a reply to message #83438 ] Mon, 05 September 2016 16:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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A subject with an infinite number of answers - probably mostly good. I store my LPs in MoFi liners, in the jackets with a vinyl outer cover. Then they are on end in closed cabinets. Just enough per shelf to be sure none are slanted. The cabinets are in my stereo room away from heat sources. The temperature and humidity are typical of a house. I have many LPs a lot of which are originals from the 50's and 60s'. So I guess the way they are stored works as they all play fine.


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Re: Storing your record collection [message #83517 is a reply to message #83501 ] Tue, 06 September 2016 10:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mamoss  is currently offline mamoss
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gofar99 wrote on Mon, 05 September 2016 16:38
A subject with an infinite number of answers - probably mostly good. I store my LPs in MoFi liners, in the jackets with a vinyl outer cover. Then they are on end in closed cabinets. Just enough per shelf to be sure none are slanted. The cabinets are in my stereo room away from heat sources. The temperature and humidity are typical of a house. I have many LPs a lot of which are originals from the 50's and 60s'. So I guess the way they are stored works as they all play fine.

This looks like an excellent way to store your records. I always keep mine away from heat sources too and most of my originals are almost in the same condition they were in 20 or 30 years ago.

You definitely have to find a safe way to keep anything audio anyway.
Re: Storing your record collection [message #83768 is a reply to message #83438 ] Sun, 23 October 2016 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leon  is currently offline Leon
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I keep most of my collection of humble size tucked away in a separate room to avoid untoward incidents. Sometimes, though, I do forget to put away some of my favorites after listening to them.
Re: Storing your record collection [message #84487 is a reply to message #83438 ] Sat, 04 February 2017 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingfish  is currently offline Kingfish
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All of those suggestions from the link in the op make it look like the original packaging of records from 40+ years ago were woefully insufficient. As if any old dust particle could get in through the openings of the cardboard and plastic packaging's.
Re: Storing your record collection [message #84589 is a reply to message #83438 ] Mon, 13 February 2017 15:40 Go to previous message
drake  is currently offline drake
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Storage is a concept that's normally challenging to most people so thank you for the link. I regret not knowing how to do this early enough and this led to me misplacing a huge chunk of my music collection.
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