Essential stuff for vinyl fans: Discogs (free) guide to record collecting

Starting a vinyl collection is easy. Just go out and buy some records you want to have. But once you start on this vinyl journey, you’ll soon find yourself falling down a rat hole of terminology, grading scales, turntables and so much more.

This is where Discog’s new free ebook on record collecting comes in. Just download and go to learn about:

  • types of vinyl
  • how to grade vinyl
  • how to search
  • how to buy
  • coloured vinyl
  • turntables and styluses
  • cleaning and care of vinyl records
  • best practices for shelving and storage
  • insurance

If you’re at all into vinyl, this is a great resource guide.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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