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chiroacademy last won the day on January 20 2020

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  • Birthday 09/23/1960

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    Michael Gandolfi
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  1. chiroacademy

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    Loved it. I watched in 3 consecutive days and wish there was more. I have over 70 Beatles albums (mono, stereo, alternate, different pressings…) have loved the Beatles since I first saw them on Ed Sullivan.
  2. I clean when I first buy an album and when I want to listen to it again and it has been over a year since the last cleaning. I use a carbon fiber in between cleanings and zero Stat if needed.
  3. My process is an obsession. I can't help it or explain it. It takes much longer to clean, recondition my records than it does to play them. A bit over the top? Yes but I only do this process only once per year per album.
  4. Yes I have played with the wood glue for the fun of it but my current method includes: 1. 5 minutes ultrasound on the kirmus 2. Brush clean with my own formula followed by 5 minute ultrasound 3. Repeat step 2 three times 4. Physical cleaning with microfiber 5. Rinse and vacuum with VPI vacuum 6. Carbon fiber brush 7. Milty zerostat gun 8. Placed in Mofi Master Sleeve 9. Write the date of cleaning on the sleeve 10. Repeat annually or as necessary
  5. I just saw this. So very sorry. My heart sank when I saw that picture. A sincere prayer goes out to you Greg.
  6. Nice system. Nice to see another vinyl lover!
  7. For what it's worth, I have played with a Yaqin and Greg's cigar box tube buffer. Not even close. Greg's tube buffer crushes the Yaqin. I have found the biggest benefit in vinyl. I have it in my tape loop so I can engage or bypass at will. I love it and would never be without it. Thanks Greg!
  8. I picked up a Kirmuss ultrasonic record cleaning/reconditioning machine a few months back. I have been using the VPI vacuum for years. The Kirmuss process is significantly better. I was shocked at how much crap was on my records. Some of the worst records I had were cleaned multiple time by the VPI machine. Results: Some records I don't hear any difference but at least half it makes a big difference and for some its profound. Very happy with this process. The process is a bit slow and has multiple steps but it's worth it. Plus for ultrasonic machines, its reasonably priced.
  9. I would love an ultrasonic machine but I don't want to spend the money. I use the VPI HW 16.5 and it does a wonderful job. For those garage sale albums that it won't completely clean, I use wood glue. It does a deep cleaning and it's fun if you have the time. plus I love peeling off the dried glue. It's like peeling dead skin from a sun burn.
  10. My Favorites change all the time. My Beatles collection includes 71 vinyl albums and around 40 CDs. Needless to say I'm a fan. I tried to narrow it down to my top 15. Next week the list will be completely different. 1. A Day in the Life 2. Tomorrow Never Knows 3.. While My Guitar Gently Weaps 4. She's Leaving Home 5. All My Loving 6. In My Life 7. Elenor Rigby 8. Day Tripper 9. Yesterday 10. Let it Be 11. Love Me Do 12. Hold Me Tight 13. I saw her standing there 14. I'm so Happy Just to Dance with You 15. Rain
  11. Wselcome to the site. Great to see new members coming aboard. You will love this group of guys.
  12. Welcome aboard Tim. You will love the site, the information and most of all the people.
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