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Record made of metal?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BackstagePlus, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. BackstagePlus

    BackstagePlus

    Jan 20, 2012
    In My House
    Found an old record in my attic. It's a 45, has Manfred Mann Doo Wah Diddy on one side, completely flat on the other. No clue why, but it's made of metal!:eek: The groves are painted on. Knickerbocker label. The painted groves are flaking terribly and some chips fell off just from holding it. Any ideas if it would damage my turntable? (Couldn't decide if this was misc. or off topic, so I flipped a coin.)
     
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 EBMM Nut

    Jul 5, 2010
    Santa Barbara, CA
    SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH
     
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  4. I hope you have a spare stylus handy!!
     
  5. BackstagePlus

    BackstagePlus

    Jan 20, 2012
    In My House
    So I'm guessing it's a yes to damage.
     
  6. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    That sounds like a metal master. You pour liquid vinyl into that to make a 45 disc. The other side would get pressed with another master.
     
  7. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member


    Plus one. yep...it's a master used for pressing vinyl copies.
     

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  8. What's the best record for metal?
     
  9. BackstagePlus

    BackstagePlus

    Jan 20, 2012
    In My House
    Woah, a master? I remember my neighbor giving it to me with a bunch of other records when he moved, but how on earth would he have a master copy? Maybe if it wasn't shot it would be worth something...
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Even in that condition it may still have some worth I would contact some record collectors and give them a picture of what you have.
     
  11. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    Disclosures:
    HPF Technology: Protecting the Pocket since 2007
    As I recall when I was a kid, there were companies that could make a one-off master disc, and it was in the format as described by the OP: Some sort of shellac on metal. I knew somebody who was in a figure skating competition and had to bring their music in this format. It seems possible to me that the OP's disc is a demo.
     
  12. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  13. Disappear

    Disappear

    May 9, 2008
    This joke hasn't been appreciated enough.

    Laugh at it, quote it and post lol, carry on with your life.
     
  14. Sounds like a studio demo 45...
     
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I give the OP credit for at least asking first because this could have had a completely different ending and the title could have been "Anyone recommend a good turntable cartridge for xy turntable".
     
  16. Agreed. I wouldn't bother playing a shellac 45 like that unless you have an old Wilcox-Gay Recordio or similar with a steel spike stylus...
     



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