Mavis Staples - Mavis Staples (Dec 2018 Essentials ROTM)

Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by mcherry, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. NathanRicaud

    NathanRicaud Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I’m going to get that clamp! Thanks so much Crazyhorse11 for confirming that!

    I didn’t know there were any made specifically for the Rega 3! Now my bass should be more tight when I play records :)
     
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    VMP replaced my copy of Mavis. Haven't had a chance to spin it yet, but when I do, will update.
     
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    Once you have a clamp, the typical dish or warp isn’t that big of a deal.
     
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    My side two is also off-center. I’m sure they can replace this one. Unfortunately my copy of MassEducation was also off-center enough to cause warble and they were out of stock. They comped me the cost in credits but I was still bummed. I love that album.

    VMP has great customer service. I just wish their fulfillment quality was as good.
     
  5. NathanRicaud

    NathanRicaud Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Because I still play records on my turntable that are slightly warped. Even if it’s an obvious warp, I’ll still play it lol

    But the clamp will produce better sounds and will give my stylus a longer life, which will in turn give my record a longer life :)

    Really looking forward to having a very nice setup for 2019, in part because of this forum :)
     
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    The replacement is off center as well. Damn it. Not as bad as the first one, but it definitely impacts the audio quality towards the ends of either side.
     
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    Bummer. Time to start experimenting with filing the spindle hole.
     
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    If they can't send a good copy of this one, it would be worth experimenting to not lose out on the superb music.
     
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    An essential piece of hardware to me.
     
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    Is it bjork?
     
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    That’s what concerns me. From my understanding, a defect like this occurs when the stamper is created, so the chances of getting one without this defect depends on how many stampers were made.
     
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    Hopefully more than one......
     
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    Mine had no such issue, so there’s definitely more than one.
     
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    @Crazyhorse11 which Rega 3 do you have? I believe the newer model the P3 which both Nathan and I have are not to be used with the Mitchell clamp. They were designed for the old models and haven’t been updated. Source: I bought one and had to ship it back. Check with manufacturer for sure before buying one.
     
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  15. NathanRicaud

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    Yeah, that’s what I read too! I was about to buy the Michell Clamp and then heard people saying that it doesn’t work if you have the Rega Planar 3 2016 model.

    Is there any other clamp for us to use then @GelloJive ?

    I have so many warped records, I really would like to get a clamp, but am frustrated that our turntable seems to not accept any clamps.

    I am starting to regret getting the Rega Planar 3 (2016 model) for this reason. Maybe a clamp doesn’t improve sound, but I want my records to be more flat when they are playing on the turntable

    What cartridge do you use Gellojive? I’m looking to replace my current cartridge (Elys 2 - which came with the Rega Planar 3)
     
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    I don’t use one. I don’t have many problems. I assume they will be making a new version of the Mitchell clamp at some point.

    Just recently bought a used Exact cartridge from a fellow forum-er to replace my Ortofon Blue. Still haven’t replaced it yet actually so I can’t tell you the difference. The groovetracer Delrin platter I got, however, I can tell you is fantastic.
     
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    Forgive me if I missed a post in this thread, but did anyone else get two side one labels on their Mavis?? No side two label on mine! And yes, it's a bit off center!
     
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    It's a common production error. The important part is that they didn't press the same side twice.
     
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    There's a Michell clamp specifically for Rega's https://www.musicdirect.com/analog-accessories/michell-reflex-record-clamp-for-rega-turntables
     
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