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    Posted: 27 Nov 2019 at 11:40pm
Hi guys- jumped back into vinyl a month or so ago after a very long absence. I have about 1,000 LPs from way back so I've been doing a lot of cleaning and re-sleeving with modern inner sleeves.

I've also purchased several new LPs and I'm surprised at what I've come across. First new play was the newly remastered 180g Abby Road.  The LP has a slight warp, not too bad but wondered to myself if I should return it to the vendor for a "flat" copy.

Second play was Dusty in Memphis, 200g, 45 RPM, 2 LPs.  Both discs warped slightly worse than the Abby Road warp but also not too bad (but $55 USD). Third play was Chick Corea's The Spanish Heart Band, 180g, 2LPs.  NO warps either disc.

So do we live with these minor warps? Return for flat copies?  Apparently (Spanish Heart) LPs can be produced without warping.  What to do?  Thanks.


Edited by RussL - 27 Nov 2019 at 11:41pm
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I'd send 'em back.
I've never had a warped record that never got worse.
They're premium price items - they should be flat.
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