Just use one blade from a pair of scissors to increase the spindle hole. Easy. I did it in a a couple of minutes on 5 of the albums that were tight.
Points taken Rudy. Beyond the obvious, legitimate defects that have been reported with some of these records (blobs of vinyl on playing surface, chipped edges, off-center pressing etc.), perhaps our expectations have become a little too high. I do recall that, back in the day, records were rarely perfect - an LP that played from beginning to end, without any audible anomalies at all, was the exception rather than the rule (I also have a few vintage LPs with unusually tight spindle holes!). We accepted the "flaws", because that's just the way it was, and we were used to it. Perhaps the dominance of digital music over the past 30+ years has spoiled us (yes, I know that digital has it's own share of problems, but crackles, pops, and surface noise are not among them)!My take on all this? If these "problems" are such an issue, and all the nitpicky things about the "quality" of everything is bothersome, then don't buy these records, or this set. Fair enough?
This is a major new development isn’t it?
Yeah it's not a skip, it's the intro that doesn't cue up correctly. My vinyl is also translucent. If you lay the tone arm down manually there is no issue but if I leave my turntable to automatically cue the arm it sits down 2 seconds late and your right into the song.My original does skip. It is in the intro if I remember correctly
Where are you based?Great news!
At long last, my replacements arrived (except the back-ordered “The Singles”) and they’re universally free of the defects that plagued the original batch.
Even without pre-cleaning, all had low to NO noise. (And cleaning brought success up to about 98 percent.)
That nearly subtle segue between “Love is Surrender” and “Maybe It’s You” practically had me in tears: nothing but silence from the vinyl, but a really sweet, organic high end — so rare from a remaster.
It’s what Richard had hoped from these.
All center holes were punched sufficiently to freely drop on my changer (no stacking, ever, except 45s), though, like many 180g pressings, a few had tiny flecks of hole-punch remnants, and a couple holes are just a tad too large, though not affecting play as far as I can tell.
And there’s a tiny tick here. A pop there. Mainly on opening cuts.
But they’re records. A little noise is part of the blast-from-the-past fun.
“Vinyl Collection” was a dream deferred. But, for this fan, the nightmare is over, and it’s yesterday once more — in the best sense.
I wish the same for you.
No Wayne. I chased up my contact in the US yesterday, but she has not come back to me yet. I’m getting a little annoyed about this now as I spoke to UMG in the U.K. yesterday and the guy I spoke to was not aware of the problem and suggested I email my contact again. If something doesn’t happen soon, they’ll be receiving a County Court Claim from me.Anyone in the UK have any information as to whether these are anywhere near being sent out please
This is all down to poor quality control so I’m happy to give them some free publicity too. Someone has got my hard earned money whilst I have nothing at the moment. It’ll be a wake up call to get their systems in order ensuring that future buyers will get faulty free products.