Best Outer Record Sleeves for Maximum Protection

Marc HenshallRecord Care, Record Storage6 Comments

A crisp, brand new record straight off the production line is a beauty to behold. Untouched by the outside world, your new record arrives spotless and ready to provide years, decades, possibly generations of joy. Vinyl really is the best format for experiencing the album as an art form. But there’s a problem… As soon as we begin enjoying our … Read More

Best Vinyl Record Inner Sleeves

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To safely store your vinyl records, you need good quality inners sleeves. We’re all familiar with the standard-issue paper sleeves supplied with most new record releases, but are these really up to the job? Basic paper sleeves might be cheap to produce, but they’re not up to the job if you want your records to last a lifetime and beyond. … Read More

Guard Your Records Against Moisture with Desiccant Cards

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When considering how to store our vinyl records for the long term, it’s essential to consider the humidity of your environment and the subsequent exposure to moisture. If the humidity of our storage location starts to exceed around 55% or higher, we run the risk of mold growing on the record sleeve (or worse, on the vinyl itself).  If practical, … Read More

How to Fix Split Seams on Record Jackets

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If you buy a lot of used records, you’ll surely have encountered a record jacket or cover with a ripped or split seam. Aside from looking unsightly, split seams pose a real headache for collectors as the record can easily fall out of the sleeve, causing damage. Split seams are extremely common, and there are several ways to approach fixing … Read More

Best Vinyl Record Cleaning Machines

Marc HenshallCleaning Vinyl, Record Care, Reviews9 Comments

If you’re the proud owner of a large vinyl record collection, or you want to step up your record cleaning game, a record cleaning machine is one of the best investments you can make. Yes, they require some investment up-front, but in the name of priceless record preservation and the pursuit of audio nirvana, they are worth every penny.  There … Read More

Synthizer Bamboo Vinyl Record Holder Review

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If you’re anything like me, your vinyl record collection is an ever-expanding beast. Once you’re hit with the vinyl bug, there’s no satisfying that itch to buy more records as you set out on a lifetime journey of musical discovery.  The bigger your collection gets, the more creative you have to get with storage. A record crate becomes a record … Read More

On Test: New, Stronger GrooveWasher G3 Record Cleaning Fluid

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The latest record cleaning formula from GrooveWasher gets down to work faster than their flagship G2 offering. I’ve used GrooveWasher’s G2 as my main record cleaning solution for many years now.  The reason? It works.  It’s the perfect turntable companion and the best record cleaning fluid I’ve encountered for day-to-day use. The team at GrooveWasher are anything if dedicated. The … Read More