1. avatar loveisthelaw
    Recently bought a brand new turntable and have an ample collection of vinyl. This is the problem: with some of the vinyl they skip I cleaned them with baby wipes, theyre no spotless but they still skip? Anyone know why this is and what can be done to remedy it?
  2. avatar tinpot anto
    Wizards make it happens. Lizard wizards.
  3. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    Does it skip at one specific point of each record or does it skip the whole record (ie. the needle just goes straight from the outside of the record to the inside)?

    If it's a specific point of each record then it probably is either an issue of scratched vinyl or a defect of production. In that case it can be solved, but it requires a lot of effort and it's an extremely delicate process.

    If it skips the whole record, with the vinyl not actually playing anything, then it's easily solved. It's just a matter of the needle not applying enough pressure on the record and it's solved by simply adjusting the needle counterweight.

    I would say how to work the counterweight issue, but not at home so can't really remember all the process involved. But for both problems you should be able to find solutions on the internet.

    EDIT: Actually, before performing any work on the vinyl if it skips at a specific point or just randomly at different points, try to adjust the counterweight anyway.
  4. avatar tinpot anto
    What superstitious crap. It's fucking Lizard Wizards and that's it.
  5. avatar JTM
    Lizard Wizards my arse.

    It's the flying spaghetti monster so it is.

    That or the counterweight.
  6. avatar tinpot anto
    Lizard Wizards invented the Flying Spaghetti Monster to distract the massed from their nefarious heptological conspiracies.

    Spaghetti is the Opium of the masses
  7. avatar loveisthelaw
    [quote:6eca8d82df="POSITIVExYOUTH"]Does it skip at one specific point of each record or does it skip the whole record (ie. the needle just goes straight from the outside of the record to the inside)?

    If it's a specific point of each record then it probably is either an issue of scratched vinyl or a defect of production. In that case it can be solved, but it requires a lot of effort and it's an extremely delicate process.

    If it skips the whole record, with the vinyl not actually playing anything, then it's easily solved. It's just a matter of the needle not applying enough pressure on the record and it's solved by simply adjusting the needle counterweight.

    I would say how to work the counterweight issue, but not at home so can't really remember all the process involved. But for both problems you should be able to find solutions on the internet.

    EDIT: Actually, before performing any work on the vinyl if it skips at a specific point or just randomly at different points, try to adjust the counterweight anyway.[/quote:6eca8d82df]

    Well, some records it plays perfectly and others (none of which are scratched) it stutters with one particular line of every song, the stylus appears to be grand.

    What do you mean by adjusting the counterweight and more specifically, how?
  8. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:bfd29b0efc="loveisthelaw"]
    Well, some records it plays perfectly and others (none of which are scratched) it stutters with one particular line of every song, the stylus appears to be grand.

    What do you mean by adjusting the counterweight and more specifically, how?[/quote:bfd29b0efc]

    Sometimes even a very light mark can be enough to make the record skip.

    By adjusting the counterweight I mean adjusting the pressure the needle on the record by increasing the weight of the tone arm. I cannot remember exactly how to do it step by step because I am not at home and cannot look at my record player, but you should be able to find step by step instructions on the internet.
  9. avatar loveisthelaw
    cheers Ill google it later
  10. avatar Strong Reaction
    Listen to heavy metal records. They never skip.
  11. avatar loveisthelaw
    Ironic that you say that because the one thats giving me the most guff is Winger
  12. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    There's stuff you can get from a watch repair shop that's meant to buff out scratches on watch faces. Give that a ee go, it works wonders.
  13. avatar Strong Reaction
    Winger are not Heavy Metal.
  14. avatar loveisthelaw
    [quote:02d1dd011a="Sir Bob Gelding"]There's stuff you can get from a watch repair shop that's meant to buff out scratches on watch faces. Give that a ee go, it works wonders.[/quote:02d1dd011a]

    Cheers you know what its called?

    Winger are heavy at times but, Ill see if it skips when I put on deaths scream bloody gore
  15. avatar POSITIVExYOUTH
    [quote:bac3cafeca="Sir Bob Gelding"]There's stuff you can get from a watch repair shop that's meant to buff out scratches on watch faces. Give that a ee go, it works wonders.[/quote:bac3cafeca]

    Now, THAT sounds interesting! Besides the already asked question of where to get it, does it cost stupid money?
  16. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    A friend of mine gave me some, I think you can just buy it over the counter in a jewellers. And I think it works out about 3 or 4 sheets a pop. And as always, test on some guff bit of vinyl you bought in a charity shop for 10p as opposed to your A&M copy of God Save the Queen.
  17. avatar loveisthelaw
    cheers