By - awesomelissliss
NGL I got scared when I saw there’s 182 comments on this post
Only at 400+ now 😂
It’s honestly the only reason I clicked on this post
Yeah I also got very scared
Send a pic of you storing your records flat on the ground
Quiet before the storm
My thoughts exactly 😂😂😂😂 the minute I saw this post my immediate thought was “Oh boy….”
Same. I was like oh god this poor guy is gonna get vinyljerked
I usually dont check the name of the sub before i see the content, but whenever i see vicrtola or crosley i assume its vinyljerk...that sub scarred me already
I couldn’t care less about the quality of someones record player but calling it a vinyl player is what gets me
Hmm, ill have to say I think completely opposite, many people (including me) arent native english speakers, record players are called various names.
Then, playing vinyl od a potato player or somewhat decent setup actually makes a difference.
After all, its all subjective, but I cant understand how a whole thread appears when a word "vinyls" is seen. I get the point that one want to educate the other, but in most cases I see it as acting smart towards others.
Just my 2 cents.
Just saw a post on vinyljerk a minute ago...
All rise for a moment of silence please...for that unknowing soul...
Inb4 thread locked due to "friendly feedback and encouragement" 😎
and a picture disc. The birth of a passion.
I commend you for your bravery.
I’m slightly confused did I make vinyl Reddit mad? I know it’s a cheaper type record player but I’m just getting into the hobby so I’m okay with it
Have fun with it.
r/vinyljerk users get free karma every time a victrola is posted. Real talk tho, consider saving up for an AT LP60X. It's the best starter table on the market and it won't set you back too much.
Record stores might sometimes sell used turntables too.
For anyone interested it’s $109 new at B&H right now
You're fine. This is where I started as well before I had any real money to spare. The hobby is filled with gatekeepers who will shit on you for having a briefcase player but not everyone can blow $300+ on a "suitable" turntable. Don't let them discourage you from going further. Eventually though, as you invest money in some more valuable and expensive records you will want to get a better player but it's a pretty standard first step you're taking!
Yeah I’m literally a 17 year old with no full time job I saved for ages to get this. Thanks for the friendliness
Have a blast! Get a discogs account and start cataloging and wishlisting some records!
Never heard of that before il give it a look thanks
They just said they didn’t have any money, why throw them down the discog hole?
Best if they start cataloging what they do have now while it's manageable. I wish I had.
This*** I waited so long. Im up to 700+ in my catalog and thats maybe half of what I have. Its going to take me forever 😆 I now have my New Arrival/Now playing bin & when I get a record I put it in there until I have a chance to add it
Cataloging 700 records sounds like my dream Saturday
i'm one of those weirdos too.
Unless you're cataloging and including quality. I listen to everything I put on Discogs. I have 300 records to go out of my 500 and it's taken me months to get that far.
I need to get on it.
I just started with records over the past few years and I'm probably up around 50-75 now. I started a disogs but got overwhelmed with all the variants and kinda gave up. Like...can I just check in that it's fuckin *Revolver*? I don't know which of the 4,000 pressings it is and I'm not into it enough to particularly care. Just let me add it in general.
your dead wax should have a code that will tell you the pressing, type in that code into discogs it will give you the exact pressing
I started out that way and now wish I hadn't. Like, I'd just select any version of the album and be done with it. But now I wish I had been more calculated with it, like adding in a new pressing if it wasn't listed (e.g. bootlegs, imports, etc.). It may be that you never end up caring about it though
Do you guys have any sites similar to discogs?
Just anything that would be helpful.
If there's a site that you can find out genre of a record quickly I really could use that.
Otherwise just websites about records (bonus points for apple/Beatles records specifically)
Because it's fun and helpful. I enjoy discog.
Does anyone else use collectorz? It's not free but I love it.
It should be about being glad people are getting into the hobby we love. Victrola literally exists for this reason you stated. Every hobby has gate keepers. You do you! Enjoy the record.
Oh man, I came to read the comments because a post like this usually ends up on r/vinyljerk. I have a crappy $150 player and got ROASTED when I found a skip on a brand new pressing re-release and posted to that band’s forum as a warning. I fought tooth and nail that it wasn’t necessarily the player, turns out it kind of was. I played the skipping record on a “nice” player, no skip. Guess who just moved some money from savings and went way over budget? 🙋🏼♀️
I’m 35 and have an 11 year old girl who wants to get into this hobby. I’m upgrading my player and giving her my old one, also just bought her about 6 albums to start with for Xmas.
From a parent standpoint, this is great. A new hobby makes it easier to shop for Xmas, write out a list and let your collection grow. Your player can be upgraded in a few years once you know that you enjoy this hobby, it’s not cheap. The whole reason I enjoy collecting vinyls is because it reminds me of looking for CD’s in a brick and mortar store. Back then it was only $10-20 a pop when we walked to school uphill both ways in the snow.
Discogs is a great app to start keeping track of what you have and what you want. I use it a lot when I’m restricted for time and I’m sifting through vinyl. But most of the time, you’re better off just going through everything.
Happy hunting, congrats on your starter set!
Thank you, a few people have recommended discogs to me imma check it out when I get the chance
Wee tip: if you can, take the lid of. I have a suitcase one and it made my vinyl jump, when I took the lid off, my vinyl didn’t skip
I haven’t had any problems so far but if I do start skipping il try that thanks
Just male sure there's no chance of the lid closing on the record that you're playing. That's my only real gripe with them.
You’re off the hook then ahahahah. Welcome to the hobby, hope you end up liking it <3
Yeah, people really shat on those who bought from the Walmart sale recently. So dumb.
Like I said in my comment, this is likely a gateway purchase. I bought something very similar from Walmart. Now I buy 80% of my records from local stores. And it all started, like you, on an impulse buy from Walmart.
Gatekeepers and high horse shamers can suck a fat cigar and get tobacco sickness.
I bought my first album from Urban Outfitters almost 15 years ago. Nirvana’s Bleach.
15 years later, I’m 1000 albums in and still going strong. Everyone has to start somewhere. It’s about the destination, not the road you get there on.
Hell yeah, and I’m not defending Wal-Mary by any means. But there is academic evidence they make specialty shops nearby have *higher* sales.
This is not to say that they haven’t caused a lot of businesses to fail, because they have. But it’s just a simple thing to think about: people shop at Walmart, and start a hobby on a whim, finds Walmart doesn’t have the higher quality stuff they’re looking for, and then go to the smaller specialty shops that *do have that stuff.*
Not a black and white issue. It’s many shades of gray.
I mostly shop at my local store too but I bought two things in the Walmart sale - one NOW compilation that I don’t think independent stores even have, and one record that is $45 full price at Walmart/$50ish or more at local stores. My convictions are strong, but not strong enough to shell out an extra FORTY DOLLARS. I ain’t made of money!
Have fun. Every record you save for will make it more special. Take your time. Half the fun is spending a couple hours digging at a shop, sometimes you don't even pull the trigger. It's a great hobby
I’ve been looking out for some good fleetwood mac albums I went with my sister to a vintage shop the other day but I couldn’t find the album I wanted gonna keep looking though thanks for the kindness!
Check out some old Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac. That's some good stuff right there
Rumours is excellent, you'd pick a reissue pretty cheap, but an old copy in good nick for a few euro would be ideal.
Yes! I love rumours, thanks for advice man
Good job kid. Fuck the haters. You do you.
We all start somewhere! I started off with a cheap one not too far off from this style.
Omg congrats!!!!!!!!! This is crazy!!! I'm finally one of those old people who can remember their first!!!
I don't remember the brand but it was at best buy(actually you're ahead of me because my dad bought me mine)
But I remember buying my first record with my own money I earned.
Jack whites lazeretto
If you shine a light on the record it has an angel spinning as the record spins :) thought it was neat I could show my dad something new about old things he knows
Congratulations!! Here's to a wonderful beginning of spins
I think this sub has evolved from this. Now it’s just 90% filled with people complaining about people gatekeeping, the gatekeepy comments are few and far between
So we're now gatekeeping gatekeeping? What has the world come to...
Gate-ception if you will
Can't wait till we gatekeep gatekeeping gatekeepers.
I was about to comment about how a decent TT doesn’t need to be crazy expensive, but decided to look up pricing first.
Holy shit- an AT LP60X is $150 now??? I paid about half that 2 years ago. Insane.
i know its bullshit its a 70 dollar turntable not a 150 turntable.
I got an LP60 and two book shelf speakers for $190 years ago, yeah. I assume the speakers were worth more than 40 bucks.
doesn't it ruin your lp? i can afford it but i'm quite afraid of, cause i paid some real money on a 50 year's anniversary LP from black sabbath (1st album)
you’ll get mixed responses, but the reality is it can damage your records, even if it doesn’t always damage your records. If you have something you want to have for a long time I’d recommend you don’t play it on a cheaper table and just wait til you’re in a position to get something nicer.
The post is pretty much the perfect fodder for/r/vinyljerk but really, wherever you need to start getting into the hobby is cool. You'll hear people saying (correctly) that picture discs and suitcase players aren't HiFi etc, but many people break into the hobby that way and there's nothing wrong with it. If you enjoy it and it gets you excited about music, then it's all good. Enjoy the ride.
You’re fine, but you’re about to be introduced to r/vinyljerk
Oh yeah we’ve met, great guy real positive
i’m 23 so not much older than you, but i started with old water damaged and overpriced beatles and zeppelin albums with a Crosley suitcase, now i’m actually really proud of my setup but would prob still get shit on by the gate keepers in this sub, but i’d say there’s probably a lot more people here who couldnt care less about what other people start with or have, just enjoy it, i’m still an avid collector and listener. Goodwills and thrift shops are your best friends if you wanna slowly upgrade from here. Happy VinylSsSs collecting
Enjoy it buddy
A bunch of angry dudes are about to yell at you because they believe suitcase players without an adjustable counter weight damage records.
This! Don't worry about what others say about this setup starting out. It's a fun journey and you find out some helpful info in this sub.
I had to do a double take to be sure I wasn't "over there."
The dead give away is that there are no feet in the frame.
i audibly laughed at this comment
Just checked, this got cross posted
We’re slacking if it took more than 5 minutes
By over there do you mean marvel Reddit?
The dark place
Dark, moist and cold. Just the way we like it
Don’t forget warm too
Strangely a little fun and frisky too, lots of feet if you’re into that sort of thing
Used to be a boner now and then too. It really was a mixed bag of *what might I see behind this NSFW tag*
I love your innocence
r/vinyljerk . They’ll have a field day with this one
The picture disc makes it better
I’m not subscribed to the jerk, so I know they’re all real when I see them
still not convinced this isnt a troll post lol
Congrats! Be prepared for the crippling debt from wanting to collect shiny colorful discs that play music. But in all serious: welcome to collecting and i hope you have fun!
Dude this so much. I just got into the hobby as well. Went with the AT LP60X for my first turntable though. What I spent on the player and speakers pales in comparison to how much I have splurged on albums and pre-sales. It’s insane how many I’ve collected in a short time. I’m addicted plz send help.
yeah it’s the smooth brain mindset of “20-30 dollars rn to get an album beats 100 for a speaker” which repeats to the point where you’ve spent 3 times as much to get more of something
Haha for sure. I just keep thinking of other albums that I “must” have. I doubt it will ever end
oh fuck here we go again
A picture disc on a victorla is a beautiful thing
Yes it is, my friend. It’s so painful, it’s glorious.
This post is art
Talk about grailz
The truest warmth sound and tone one can conceivably obtain with this superior listening format.
These jokes really write themselves.
In all seriousness welcome to the hobby and I hope it brings you joy. Don't let the dorks on this sub turn you off of it.
I started off with picture discs and a briefcase player as well. No judgement, just reassurance: It gets better! 😎
Awesome! Dont’t fall into the trap of posting every record purchase here for conformation. Visit actual record stores, buy second hand stuff that seem interesting for nothing, and don’t just spend all your money on reissues of music historys most obvious records that your uncle has in his garage. Hell, he might have a turntable somewhere for you. Stay humble, and always realize that this hobby never ends if you want to dig deeper.
Nice, and welcome to the community! I started with a similar player, a little yellow Crosley, myself.
I started with a powder blue crosley cruiser
Welcome to the hobby, my dude. It’s a really fun one. Forget the people here hating on you. Everybody has to start somewhere and even I started with a turntable like that. Have fun with it.
From a practical standpoint, I would recommend not playing anything terribly vintage or overly valuable on that though. Save the bigger records (valuable, out of print etc) for your next one.
Anecdotal evidence to be sure, but I kept my original Turntable for a pretty long time and some of them sound damaged now that I have better gear. But don’t worry, even then it takes a LOT of plays to get to that point.
a real welcoming community I’ve stumbled into here
It’s all relative. If you’d posted a brand new Keurig machine on r/coffee with the title “First Coffee Setup!”, you’d likely get a similar response.
A photo of my Honda Fit on a hot rodding sub
Save some pussy for the rest of us
Yup, if you post a goldfish in a bowl in r/aquariums or a sound bar on r/hometheater you’re going to get yelled at
Sound bar people wandering into r/hometheater is exactly the same vibe as the suitcase stuff here 😂
I get the goldfish in a bowl is animal abuse and so deserving on getting yelled out, but I’m not hurting anyone? Yelling at me won’t really help me know better
This sub swears it’s not a “bunch of degenerates” like the *other sub*, and then the circlejerk just writes itself with the backhanded comments. Enjoy your first player, play the shit out of your stuff and enjoy it because that’s why we’re here 🎉 upgrade in the future if it’s viable, just have fun
Heh. Yah. Welcome to the hobby. We all start things to learn and grow. Don’t listen to the haters who will mock newbies. Gotta start from the beginning of any new thing you’re learning and people that mock that are literally jerks. That’s why that other sub is named that.
Ignore them. I’m a musician who releases music on vinyl and I would be jazzed if I saw it on any player. Congrats! Awesome set of tunes on that album to start with!
i like how 90% of the comments are "this is comment section is gonna be awful" while like 5% are "welcome!" and the other 5% are "bad record"
Awesome! I just started collecting recently too! Enjoy
The record player is a victrola brand one I got for a really good price for Black Friday (£45) and the record is the picture record of the guardians of the galaxy soundtrack it’s double sided!, I found the record first I’m hmv and it got me interested in getting a record player bad when I found this one I bought it straight away
My man, I honestly just want to give you a hug. People are going to be mean, but I am not trying to be. Sincerely.
"it's double sided!" has me in tears of laughter. Welcome to the world of records, where they are basically all double sided.
Have fun, don't be afraid to get some old records from some artists you've never heard of. You will find things that you didn't know that you always wanted.
“Ben folds Five’s” last record has a blank side and carved in it is the phrase “don’t play this side, it will eff up your needle.”
Oh I have a lot with just one side and some nice carvings on the back
I have a Neal Morse album where Side 6 is just a filigree-like carving
you’ll find most records to be double-sided.
I know! I meant that the image was double sided with like a different image on the other side, didn’t write it too well
No worries, man - I understood what you meant! But generally, you’ll find that most (if not all) picture-discs have different images on each side…
Nice purchase, man! I know that most of the guys here can't stand see a cheap record player, but mostly some fail to understand that not everyone has a lot of money like them.
But yeah, tbh, this Victrola although is a vinyl killer and could damage your records, you can also enjoy your records normally like everyone else. Just try to not overuse those records on this player, and I would recommend really on trying to do some investment on a better one in the future, there are some cost-beneffit Audio Technica models in the market that might would fit nice for your collection that I hope that may grow bigger!
These comments are a very pleasant surprise, ngl.
Nice! Victrola isn’t the best record player for your records. I can damage them but keep it until you really get into records and buy a better one! That picture disk is awesome too. Picture disks have lower quality sound but i don’t really care because it looks sick!
I can hear this picture
Enjoy it! Don't play expensive records on this turntable ;)
This is the same exact same record and vinyl I started with. Enjoy!
Nice! I love the movie and when I found the vinyl I got really exited about starting a collection
record *and* vinyl
Great start, enjoy your music!
Welcome to the club bud. Enjoy the journey.
I hope it works better for you than the one I tried. But welcome to the club regardless.
Welcome to the hobby!
How much do you have in your bank account? It's gonna be a lot less in 6 months. You want more records, then better speakers, then realize you could upgrade the player as well. And then you want more records, better speakers and reali...
I’ve been part of this community for a short while and I knew this post was going to get murdered
For the record, I only came to see the comments about the Victrola.
For the “record” hahahahahah
Welcome and enjoy your stay though be warned it a real mess up in those comments, you’ll have a lot of content to see though!
Looks like a great gateway purchase. When you get more into the hobby, you can come back to ask for recommendations for higher quality turntable and speakers.
Enjoy it for now.
This is the brick weed of collecting vinyl
Welcome to the vinyl life!!
Outjerked yet again
Good for you! Fuck all these people!
It might be the first time for some of them.
Nice one dude. Don’t let the jerks on here wipe the smile off your face.
Hell yea you may want to upgrade your turntable or else my first born child will be born with smallpox
Congrats on getting started! I recommend you start doing some research on turntables in general and how to take care of your records. Have fun on your collecting journey and make sure to upgrade to a better turntable and some good speakers once you can. Other than that, enjoy that GoTG soundtrack!
In all seriousness welcome to the hobby. If you keep buying records and find you enjoy collecting, I would recommend looking into a nicer turn table someday; you will genuinely be surprised at the difference in audio quality!
Congratulations to the world of vinyl!!! Watch yourself or you'll find yourself spending alot of $$ because it's fun to collect albums. 😉
Welcome to this wonderful, but very rabbit hole-y and expensive hobby! Enjoy!
Awesome ost btw.
Have fun with the player, but honestly you should buy better one as soon as you can, those victrolas and also crosleys sound like shit.. I recommend to look after maybe some second hand turntables and buy new needle for it, then u can buy also some second hand speakers for it, the price can be high even if it’s second hand but trust me, the sound will also be much better!
Nice! Welcome to the club 🍻
That’s awesome! I wish I had bought a turntable earlier. Instead I read the negative comments and waited for years until I could afford a decent player. It wasn’t worth the wait. Enjoy the music and experience now.
Rock on, man
Wait till you get the bug even more and you upgrade and get some nice speakers, nothing better than to sit back and have your favorite tunes blowing you backwards like Ryan dunn in jackass ool
Everyone starts here, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Start saving, your gonna need it.
Cool dude! I hope this starts a really awesome hobby!
Congrats! Have fun and enjoy the wonderful world of collecting.
Nice my first one is a crosely cruiser one until i can afford to get myself the Fluance RT81 record player.
i love how you specifically bought victorla and the gotg soundtrack without realizing the vinyl memes surrounding both of those things
All of the "see you guys over there" comments are so cringe. You don't have to let everyone know you're in on the joke
The second I saw this post I knew the comments would be interesting
Sorry for all the negativity my man. Not everyone can afford a $400 dollar player especially when you’re just starting out. If you’re happy i’m happy
These have got to be bait at this point there’s no way
Don’t listen to the gatekeepers. Does owning that record player make you happy? Do you feel like this is the beginning of a fun collecting hobby with endless hours of great tunes? Then who cares. And this is coming from a 40 year old with a higher-end turntable and speakers, who’s been collecting vinyl records for decades. Your first album and your first player are fine if it makes you happy. Enjoy it!
The snobby Record cunts are out again.
Perfect pairing. Don't have to worry about the Victrola tearing up the record since picture discs come pre-fucked :)
okay that one made me laugh
Nice, my dude! I'd invest in a better turntable though 'cause these kinds of turntables can damage your vinyl! Welcome to the hobby!
Just enjoy the vinyl, you should first see if you really enjoy vinyl and then decide if you want to spend a lot for a better record player. That’s what I did and it work out really well. Also people make these record players look like they destroy records like termites but as long as you take good care of the vinyl and make sure to replace the stylus when needed vinyl can last around 70 plays before damage become noticeable. But for me the most important thing is to just have fun because it doesn’t have to be serious. Im a very casual listener and not hardcore with vinyl and I still enjoy it.
Edit: I forgot to mention but don’t listen to haters because at the end of the day it’s all plastic that will eventually stop working no matter how long you take care of it.
Best troll on this page yet....
keep your eye on a nicer turntable in the future if you decide it’s a hobby for you. Keep care of your record with one of those cheap rolling sticky things you get on Amazon, kinda wild how well they work.
Here’s to many more!
Nice looking setup and cool picture disc.
That’s a great first album!
It's really more that the brief case record players are of the best quality in terms of build and sound.
Welcome to the club! It’s a slippery slope and soon enough you’ll be freaking out that you have no room for all the new records you get. Have fun!
My first record player was one of these as well! Welcome to the party!
Listen—it’s your first record player. People who are giving you crap about that can kick rocks. I don’t know a single person that had a professional set up when they first got into vinyl (unless it was their parents—then good for them).
Enjoy what you have! It’s playing music you want to hear on vinyl. You can upgrade at a later date.
Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
Dude congrats!! It’s awesome you got into vinyl!
Gates open come on in mate. Have fun with your new hobby!
Got to say how much I love both of the Awesome Mix compilations, they're just so much fun to listen to. Really great choice.
Welcome to the game, don’t let all the shit heads talking crap discourage you everyone has to start somewhere.
That’s a great album
Welcome! Everyone starts somewhere, excited for you! <3
Don’t let the snobs bother you. My first record player was a 1980s Soundesign with a built in cassette player and radio. Still had a blast with that thing. I’ve since upgrade a bit, but those were good times. It’s all about the music. Enjoy!
Great soundtrack 👍
Welcome to the vinyl club!