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August Notes

We're deep into the heat of summer. As I write this (okay...as I 'word process' this), it is expected to be in the mid 90's with heat index in the low 100's. Sigh. Check our calendar for specials throughout August. Also, a BIG release is coming up: August 20th is the...

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Turntable Platter Mats: Short and Simple

Nowadays, many new turntables are shipped with felt mats. “So what?” you might ask. There are several reasons to switch mats. First of all, these felt mats, used by DJs, are called slipmats. The reason for that is simple: they are designed to slide easily both on the...

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The Life Of A Needle

The Life Of A Needle

We’re often asked about the lifespan of a turntable needle/stylus. The answer is not so easy. It depends on many factors. Do you play new or almost new records, clean used records, or beaters? If you have a lot of ‘beaters’ in your collection, you should always look...

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2021 Record Store Day Drops

2021 Record Store Day Drops

Drop 1 is on Saturday, June 12th. We'll handle things this year much the same way we did last year. We will delay opening to the general public for an hour (open at Noon instead of 11am) to allow small RANDOM groups to shop RSD titles. Here's how it will work:  Send...

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POPS Turns 25!

POPS Turns 25!

This coming Saturday, May 22, 2021, POPS Resale turns 25. It has been an interesting ride! When we opened, Bill Clinton was the President. Gas was just over a buck-twenty a gallon. Stamps were $.32. I had been an independent manufacturer's rep in the electronics...

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Keep It Clean!

Keep It Clean!

To start this, here’s a simple question: How many grooves are there on a record? Answer: One. It’s a spiral groove that starts at the outside of a record (in most cases), and spirals in. Why is that important? Unless you own a turntable that uses a laser to read the...

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The album you should own is Goat Girl- On All Fours

Goat Girl is a four piece from South London that consists of Clottie Cream (Lead vocals and guitarist), L.E.D. (Guitarist and occasionally on vocals), Naima Jelly (Bassist) and Rosy Bones (Drummer). The band's new and second album "On All Fours" is reminiscent of...

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