Category: basics

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Parts of an LP record

If you want to talk to other people about vinyl, it helps if you know what the parts of a record are called. Here’s a guide, complete with pretty diagrams. Lead-in The lead-in (shown...

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What is vinyl, anyway?

Modern records are made from polyvinyl chloride or PVC. Generally we just call it vinyl. Yes, that’s the same stuff that vinyl siding is made from. And PVC pipes. And flexible plastic tubing. And...