Resources

Use this page to find out more about the world of vinyl records.  These articles are not written by us but we’ve checked them out and believe they offer valuable information, especially for those on the beginning end of the spectrum.

TURNTABLES (from Consumer Reports)

Here are the basics. First, all turntables need a cartridge and stylus, also called a needle. Many of the less expensive models come with the cartridge/stylus installed, but some pricier models require that you buy the unit separately. There are two types of cartridges: “moving magnet,” the most common type, especially on more affordable turntables; and “moving coil,” typically found on pricier players. Cartridges can cost as little as $20, or more than $1000 for use with audiophile-grade turntables. More.

COLLECTING RECORDS (from Project-Nerd)

I’m not an audio aficionado or a sonic connoisseur. I just collect records, and there is nothing special about that. The reason I feel the need to point this out leads us into the first lesson for anyone ready to start his or her LP trek.  More

STORAGE OF RECORDS (From Mr. Vinyl and Premier Records)

One of the questions that we get asked most frequently by newcomers to the wonderful world of vinyl, is what the safest way is to store their newly bought records.  Record collecting is sadly not a cheap hobbie, and getting storage right is an absolute must if you want to protect your music investment.  It would be tragic to lose records to unplayable warps and damage through poor storage – but this happens, a lot!  Don’t be just another statistic and keep your babies safe with this simple guide!  More

With this buyer’s guide the focus will be solely on standalone separate vinyl record storage units that can store anywhere from 1 – 200 and more records. As with our other buyer guides we plan on giving you as much information as possible to help you find the best storage unit for your current LP collection. Whether its box shaped, made from metal, wood or normal shelving, you can rest assured that we added it to the list. Styles on the items we review do differ, but chances are you’ll find the odd vintage, retro and modern designed piece in their somewhere. Most of the products we reviewed can either be found on Etsy, Urban Outfitters or Amazon. More

RECORD STORAGE AND CARE (from RareRecords.net)

In this article, we’ll cover some of the issues associated with vinyl record storage and care, and suggest a few accessories which can help you get the most out of your collection of vinyl records. More

ARTICLES AND VINYL SITES

Devoted To Vinyl

Vinyl Records Guide

Vinyl Collecting 101 (Chicago Tribune Article)