The only perfect 45 inner sleeves!

A quarter of a century ago – or even more now- I ordered my first big lot of 45 inner sleeves from a small ad in Goldmine magazine (one of the very few sources to find stuff like that back then before the internet days). I soon forgot where i bought that sleeves from and with every new order at other providers in Germany, UK and USA I found out how perfect those sleeves actually are…

Sleeve City USA anti-atatic polylined 7" 45 paper sleeves

-pure paper sleeves do mechannically harm the records (paper scuffs !!!) and while slowly decaying, sever wood fibre dust is piling up in the recordgrooves.

-the “rice paper” (or “Nagaoka style”) pastic-only sleeves are too flimsy! They are antistatic and produce no dust but they do wrinkle if you put the record back into the outer sleeve plus:  due to their much thinner than paper material just too delicate to handle if you dj.

rice paper 45 inner sleeve

 

-most other polylined ones are too thin, often not antistatic wich causes audible crackles and pops while listening and keeps the record magnetic to the slipmat and every single dust particle around, the label might be hardly visibe due to the milky plastic, very often the size is too large to fit into standard cardboard outer sleeves, and -most important-  the polylining and the glue used can destroy your records! Some of them do really chemically react with the vinyl if you wait long enough. I always thought they wouldn’t use that kind of acidic material since they found out about that issue anymore. Unfortuately some budget producers still do.

cheap 45 sleeve with glue that chemically reacted

cheap 45 poly lined sleeve not good for professional use

chemmically reaction with vinyl record and pvc sleve
Image © from Sheila B’s “Cha Cha Charming” blog

 

Most inner sleeves in general are not suitable for professional use! If you don’t have all the time in the world but rather try to put on another tune every two or three minutes, all regular sleeves i ever experienced hardly slip back into the cover without getting stuck, warping and wrinkeling the paper thei’re made off (causing clumpy paper/plastic areas wich do press into the vinyl), ripping the paper off the plastic or just fall apart soon after you bought them.

Those sleeves are still fully intact. I don’t remember exactly if i bought 500 or more. About 10 sleeves all together broke by split seams, one got spilled with booze: it didn’t survive but the record perfecty did … wich is the innitial reason to have such things! and all the rest of the sleeves still perfectly do their job!

The inner lining of the discussed sleeve is thick and sturdy, made of hi-density polyethylene (HDPE). It’s feel is like cellophane as from japanese gift wrappingfoil. The paper is quite thick and dense. Neither the inner lining itself as well as the glue didn’t react in any noteabe way after all those years. Only some yellowing of the paper and that’s it. They do fit perfectly  inside the UK cardboard outers. Some records I played frequently over the yeas must have slipped in and out of the sleeves many dozends of times.

Sleeve City USA anti-atatic polylined 7" 45 paper sleeves. 25 years old & new

I finally found them again at Sleeve City who made them back in the days – and they still do in the same top quality!

Sleeve City USA anti-atatic polylined 7" 45 paper sleeves

They do cost $0.30 a piece (plus shipping etc) but that is a lot better investment than cheap ones that bother by short life span, laborious handling and ruin your records.

€700,00 Record Cleaning Machine! (SOLD)

I just browsed the web to check out news concerning record cleaning machines. As i posted before i absolutely recommend to use them if you can deal with the high cost od thse machines. So i stumbled over the Nessie-Vynilmaster machine, it has the same body than the Hannl (that  perfectly works for me for years and years now) with some added electronics.

This particular Nessie-Vinylmaster is a left-hander product. I am left-handed myself but never, ever thought that it woud make any difference at wich corner of the machine the buttons and arms are placed. As probably every left-handed person would agree with, that product might not make any difference to the right-handed one. That might be the reason why they reduced it drastically at this mail order shop in northern Germany. The price is roughly one third of the machine i once bought  and apparently the same thing or better! Site in german but i do hope you know how to translate websites if necessary.

*If you have lots of 45’s this accessories kit for €145.00 makes sense*

 

Here’s a video of the model with a liquid reservoir w. automatic dispenser (in quite  charming “englisch”)

High Class Vinyl Storage

After years of research and endless fine adjusting efforts in his mad scientist castle, Atomic Cafe‘s Roland Schunk is about to start his line of hi-class vinyl record storage furniture soon on his website.

Expect nothing else than great looking and hyperfunctional phono furniture and accessoires, handcrafted of the finest materials.

Pricerange: costy

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Breakdance, Nigeria 1959

Kaduna, Nigeria 1959. As though we thought we knew it all. Nope. Stay a student because everything has been done before, and manifested through time with different groups. All of our expressions can always be traced back to our Human ancestors. This is beyond Breakin events, Breakin competitions, competitors, sponsors, brands, contracts, promoters, sellers, buyers, merchandise of Breakin as a commodity. This is purely the #CulturalTradition side. You want to know the truth? Keep digging and reconnect. ???? HuntleyFilmArchives#breakin #bboying #bgirling #bboy #bgirl #breakdance #culture #cultural #expression #dance #afrika

Geplaatst door Tyquan Hodac op vrijdag 9 maart 2018

“Kaduna, Nigeria 1959. As though we thought we knew it all. Nope. Stay a student because everything has been done before, and manifested through time with different groups. All of our expressions can always be traced back to our Human ancestors. This is beyond Breakin events, Breakin competitions, competitors, sponsors, brands, contracts, promoters, sellers, buyers, merchandise of Breakin as a commodity. This is purely the #CulturalTradition side. You want to know the truth? Keep digging and reconnect. ???? HuntleyFilmArchives

Tyquan Hodac

Professional Dj Headphones For Cheap!

Just bought a new set of Beyerdynamic DT770’s on te manufacturer’s website as b-stock and they attached a set of free Custom Street headphones.

Solid built, extremely good in isolating the ambience around which is essential for loud clubs since: You can mix much better when the volume of your headphone is at a low volume (after you checked the tune, just in the phase of blending two tracks). If you never experienced that: Try it, you’ll be surprised!

Anyway, Custom Street headset has a solid, durable construction, sounds loud and nicely neutral (as long as you don’t turn on that very affective bass boost) comes with a detatchable 1 m cable (changeable with any 3,5 mm cable on the market) and a gig bag (plus some nerdy things to “style” your ear cups.

Wyh am I mentioning this? Because the thing costr regularely €120.00 it seems they didn’t suceed to marked that model and now you can find it for €40.00
Which makes it the cheapest serious dj headphone around. Be quick if you wanna catch one!

Cheapest german shop