Monday, September 18, 2006

Vintage Vinyl


For some, listening to a record is a near religious experience. To them there is no substitute for the sound a record makes. It is an onyx disc spinning around, its grooves forming gentle rippling waves as they drown in pools of sound. To others a record is a piece of nostalgia, an instant link to their youth. To them the hiss and pop of an old record is an instant link to times gone by. Still others collect records of just a favorite artist, or simply as a hobby, or because the music was never released on a newer format.

Whatever the reason, records are collectible and even though records are still made, albeit in rather small numbers, the majority of records purchased are used 'vintage' vinyl.

Used records are not hard to find, a walk into almost any second hand store, Salvation Army, flea market or yard sale and you're likely to find a collection of albums and 45's just waiting for you. However, finding a particular record in the often disorganized piles can be like finding a needle in a haystack! The internet has proved to be a great resource for record collectors with online stores and online auctions, such as ebay, putting hard to find albums at the fingertips of those looking for them. However such convenience does not always come cheap and buyers often have to deal with inflated prices and the cost of shipping and handling.

Perhaps the best place to search for an old record is at store specializing in old records like G/D Records located at 638 Quequechan Street right here in Fall River. Tucked in the back of a Mill Outlet, G/D would be easy to miss but for those looking for old records it is a treasure trove. The best part of G/D is that you don't have to spend hours sifting through pile after pile of records. Everything is neat and well organized and the G of G/D is quick to help you find what you are looking for. And if they don't have the record your looking for G/D will do their best to find it. With good prices, great quality and helpful service G/D is worth giving a spin.

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