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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2011, 06:07:38 PM »
Oh no, drove down to DC area today to pick up a VPI 16.5, and stopped by another crackhouse, this one is huge, not good! :duh

Got about equal measure Classical and Jazz, many Classical cleaner versions of things I had, but Jazz all new.



Good move grabbing a 16.5. It's a must have for anyone who is is serious about searching through used record stores.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2011, 08:28:35 PM »
I posted a thread on AC asking folks if they have a 'magic elixir' for vacumn machines.

Right now using a Nitty Gritty - Nylon Bristle Brush ( black 1/2 " bristle) brush and Wayner's recipe of distilled water + 91% Iso Alch + dab of Dawn detergent.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2011, 08:27:00 AM »
Disk Doctor - great stuff with either a hand brush or a machine.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2011, 01:10:57 PM »
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2011, 01:14:40 PM »
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh

You went there to a get a quarter ? I went for CD's

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2011, 05:47:44 PM »
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh

PREX is the high temple of Crack Houses. Never mind empty my wallet, I have to check my equity line of credit before I make a trip there.  :roll:
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2011, 06:22:10 PM »
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh
Dammit D - what time where you there? I was there from 12:30 to 2, then drove to DD to meet Bill and spend even more money.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2011, 06:33:01 PM »
Hit the local crack house called the PREX with the kids today and my wallet is empty.  No more trips for another quarter or so  :duh
Dammit D - what time where you there? I was there from 12:30 to 2, then drove to DD to meet Bill and spend even more money.

I guess you left and we arrived.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2011, 06:36:11 PM »
That's a shame, I'd of liked to say hello. :duh
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2011, 08:24:40 AM »
So I got to the crackhouse to meet Mr and Mrs Eleazar after hitting PREX, the demon owner had posted he had 8 more boxes of classical for me to peruse.

I walked in the door, and there was Eleazar holding a clean copy of Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder". This is noteworthy as the demon owner has a limited, deep groove issue of this lp on the wall with a $100 price tag, oh how I lust to own it. But $100??? I don't think so.

Anyway, on examining the $8 copy, a promo copy, all we saw was a faint scratch on 1st song, 2nd side, so I bought it.

Cleaned it this morning, the scratch is inaudible - yea!
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2011, 08:46:31 AM »
So I got to the crackhouse to meet Mr and Mrs Eleazar after hitting PREX, the demon owner had posted he had 8 more boxes of classical for me to peruse.

I walked in the door, and there was Eleazar holding a clean copy of Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder". This is noteworthy as the demon owner has a limited, deep groove issue of this lp on the wall with a $100 price tag, oh how I lust to own it. But $100??? I don't think so.

Anyway, on examining the $8 copy, a promo copy, all we saw was a faint scratch on 1st song, 2nd side, so I bought it.

Cleaned it this morning, the scratch is inaudible - yea!

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2011, 07:44:54 AM »
Good haul at the Crack House yesterday. 12 LPs & 12 CDs - total cost (including tax): $11.01

Will post up detals on albums as I listen to them.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2011, 01:24:05 PM »
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 items for 11 bucks. You're killing me!

I spent $90 on aprox 20 50's era jazz CDs and $74 on aprox 50 LPs and thought I had scored.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2011, 08:07:07 AM »
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 items for 11 bucks. You're killing me!

I spent $90 on aprox 20 50's era jazz CDs and $74 on aprox 50 LPs and thought I had scored.

Hey some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant.  #-o

This was definitely a dog day.  :thumb:
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2011, 03:50:21 PM »
I did a drive by at the Crack House
$20.10 Total

1. Herbie Hancock ~ Man-Child      White Label Promo
2. Jan Ackerman & Thijs Van leer ~ Focus
3. Al Di Meola ~ Scenario
3. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
4. The Dream Academy
5. Chet Atkins ~ Class Guitar
6. Chet Atkins ~ More Of That Guitar Country
7. Jerry Goodman ~ It's Alive
8. Tracy Chapman ~ Crossroads
9. Bruford ~ Feels Good To Me
10. Ian Matthews ~ Stealin' Home
11. Percy Faith ~ Black Magic Woman         Quad LP
12. Pat Methany/Ornette Coleman ~ Song X
13. Jan Garbarek/Keith Jarrett ~ Belonging
14. Herrbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine ~ In Concert Vol. Two
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