How should old 78 records be stored?
Inner 78rpm & Vinyl Record Sleeves: 78rpm & Vinyl records should be stored in inner sleeves that are paper, poly or a combination of paper and poly (poly-lined).
Is there any value to 78 records?
He said that on average a rare jazz 78 might sell for $1,500 to $5,000, whereas sales for a comparable blues record would start at $5,000.
Did 78 records have sleeves?
We are the manufacturers of our 78 rpm/ 10″ Record PAPER SLEEVES and therefore have control over the sizes and materials used. We have a nice variety of thicknesses and colors to satisfy your various packaging needs.
How do you store loose records?
Put paper or a cloth between each record You don’t want records to be touching and scraping against each other as you will scratch them when you pull them in or out of the box. Put a soft paper towel or even better a piece of scrap cloth in between each record to keep them from touching.
Should I keep my records in sleeves?
In addition to storing records in a plastic sleeve, you should store record covers in a plastic sleeve. To recap: put the record in a plastic sleeve and the album cover in a plastic sleeve. Turntable Lab has sets of inner sleeves, outer sleeves, and combo packs.
How do you store a lot of vinyl records?
You want to store vinyl records in a cool place—not too cold, but not too hot. If the vinyl is exposed to high heat for extended periods of time, it can lead to warping and other damaging effects. If you have a temperature-controlled attic or storage unit, that can be a great choice.
Do people still buy 78 records?
Nowadays, some charity shops will sell them (more often in the more specialist music charity shops), they turn up at car boot sales, and there’s a thriving eBay market. Elderly relatives can also be a source of free 78s!
Do 78 records sound better?
While 78s do require some equalization, it is very different than that used on micro-groove records. So playing 78s back through the phono input on your stereo makes for an inaccurate and unnatural sound.
Do you need a different stylus to play 78s?
78 styli have a tip that is much broader than that used for LPs. All of these will track happily at 4/5 grams, the optimum weight given the groove-wall geometry/dynamics of the 78. Ideally you will need more than one stylus type.
Is it OK to lay records flat?
Records shouldn’t be stored horizontally, or flat. As you will see, archival record boxes are designed for the records to be stood and stored vertically. Storing vinyl records flat can place too much pressure on the records lower in the stack causing damage over time.