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Cleaned and needle-dropped the 2020 reissue/remaster of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 12" 45 rpm single. Nice pressing! Sep 10, 2020

    1. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Cleaned and needle-dropped the 2020 reissue/remaster of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 12" 45 rpm single. Nice pressing!
    2. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I ordered the 2020 Joy Division reissues in May. They finally arrived. Haven't cleaned them yet...
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    3. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Bought a pair of Red Wing work boots because they look cool and feel very comfortable - even before breaking in!
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        Iron Rangers are sweet!
        Sep 6, 2020
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        My dad had Redwings and spoke highly of them. I splurged on some $300 Danner boots in the early 90’s and have been into Danner ever since. Still have my first pair.
        Sep 7, 2020
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm thinking of picking up a pair of Danner boots - the ones they developed with the USMC. Those are badass!
        Sep 7, 2020
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    4. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Uh-oh... I haven't played an LP in almost a month, and I have been bypassing my Freya...
    5. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I use the "Random Item" feature on Discogs to help me decide what to spin up. Otherwise, I hem and haw and take forever to decide...
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      2. Inoculator
        Inoculator
        I use this so often when I am not sure what I am in the mood for. Just keep shaking my phone until it serves me up a random selection that I am feeling.
        Aug 27, 2020
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    6. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Weeding out CD collection. Hot/Loud pressings are getting the boot. I’ll replace with “gentler” masterings if possible.
    7. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I don't think it is too controversial to state The Beatles (White Album) is over-rated - relative to other works in the catalog.
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      2. purr1n
        purr1n
        White album is culmination of Beatles: 3.5 solo acts in one record
        Aug 17, 2020
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Hot take: The 2018 remix is superior to the 1968 stereo mix (sadly not so for the Pepper and Abbey Road remixes).
        Aug 17, 2020
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Merrick I have that 2018 remix LP. I'll need to really listen and compare to the 1987 CD release. I've got the 2009 CD arriving this week.
        Aug 18, 2020
    8. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      If I want to discuss the differences between the 1987 and 2009 Beatles CD releases, should I listen only on CD or is lossless FLAC OK?
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        Never heard that @Merrick maybe I will have to try to listen to some of those gold CDs
        Aug 14, 2020
      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I wonder if that’s why it seems used CDs made in Japan or Europe seem to be more desirable than those made in the USA?
        Aug 14, 2020
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        @luckybaer More likely those EU/JP masterings are desirable.
        Aug 14, 2020
    9. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      This could change the more I listen, but my top 3 Fab Four albums are Rubber Soul, Revolver, Abbey Road. In no particular order...
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’d have to agree with those as they’re also my personal top three. Some days A Hard Day’s Night subs in for Rubber Soul.
        Aug 13, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn! Maxwell's silver hammer just came down upon my head. Again.
        Aug 14, 2020
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      5. luckybaer
        luckybaer
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    10. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Dr. Squatch soap is good.
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        I was simply stating what I used, and I was curious what ones you liked from Dr. Squatch. Thanks for the recommendations, I will be picking some of those up.
        Aug 12, 2020
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        @Ganzy Oops! Misread on my phone. Now on PC, and makes more sense. I'm gonna try some of the stuff in your link.
        Aug 12, 2020
      4. wbass
        wbass
        Every other YT ad I get is for Dr. Squatch.
        Aug 12, 2020
    11. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Can't get a song out of my head: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by The Beatles (Abbey Road).
      1. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Damn, that's one powerful earworm. I haven't even heard it for years, but now you've mentioned it...
        Aug 12, 2020
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    12. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Feeling mischievous... gonna go to Steve Hoffman Forums and say I like the 1987 CD of Abbey Road better than the 2009 Remaster... :-)
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        For Abbey Road I like the remaster the best. The bottom end is so damn punchy.
        Aug 8, 2020
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm listening to the 1987 CD and the 2012 LP (from the 2009 remaster) as I type. There's the difference in media to account for, but the 2012 is a little warmer & punchier than the CD. Not as much as one would think, though!
        Aug 8, 2020
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      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'm pretty sure the 2009 remasters have better liner notes and stuff. The 1987's are bare bones. I'd buy the 2009 on that fact alone. Thank goodness they sound good (from what I've been told).
        Aug 8, 2020
    13. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Well-mastered CDs sound great with Gungnir Multibit!
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      2. Merrick
        Merrick
        I’ve got an old MCA Royal Scam CD by Steely Dan that is spooky good through the Gungnir. It sounds so vivid without feeling artificially boosted or etched.
        Aug 3, 2020
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    14. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I love medals, ribbons, badges. How do I get to be a contributor?
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      2. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I was a bit tongue-in-cheek with my original comment, but I am curious how these things work. Must be my military background.
        Aug 1, 2020
      3. Claritas
        Claritas
        It's kind of an open secret. You have to *prove* that you've jacked off so many times within 18 hours that your balls are empty. Go for it!
        Aug 1, 2020
      4. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        I'll pass. My wrist hurts, I don't want hair on my palm, and I can't afford to go blind.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    15. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      Most stuff I’ve tried is no better than stuff I can buy for $8.99/bottle at WalMart, but there are a few worth the $$ IMO.
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    16. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      All the brands sold in salons - Moroccan Oil, Paul Mitchell, idHair, Kevin Murphy, Redkin, etc. are pricey at full retail.
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    17. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      IMHO, the best hair products come from Europe. It isn’t close. Of course, Moroccan Oil, from Israel, is an exception.
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Jul 29, 2020
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      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        LOL! @DigMe that's not far off. I'm an engineer who likes shootin stuff!
        Jul 29, 2020
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      5. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Brylcreem!
        Jul 29, 2020
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    18. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      @Vtory Those hemp Grados look great!
      1. Vtory
        Vtory
        All the time I am not immune to limited wood products (zmf, grado, etc).. And very happy with my obsessive purchase. Looks and sounds damn good.
        Jul 24, 2020
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    19. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      John Noble is a heck of an actor!
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    20. luckybaer
      luckybaer
      I recently started shopping for used CDs on Discogs instead of EBay.
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      2. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Amazon is a great source as well.
        Jul 21, 2020
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      3. luckybaer
        luckybaer
        The thing that I like about Discogs is being able to buy exactly the release I want.
        Jul 21, 2020
      4. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        That IS important.
        Jul 21, 2020
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