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  • VPI Scout 2 Turntable - JMW-9T VPI Scout 2 Turntable - JMW-9T Quick View

    $2,800.00
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    VPI Scout 2 Turntable - JMW-9T




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    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Scout 2 features a 1 7/8 thick aluminum platter (with a stainless steel damping plate) in place of the Scout's 1 3/8 acrylic platter.


    The result of mating a great platter to a simple good looking design! In only seven years, the VPI Scout has become the industry standard as the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! For 2009, we saw fit to bring some big improvements to its best-selling turntable. You may recognize the outboard motor and the plinth, but you will do a double take at the exquisite platter and tonearm.


    Every VPI Scout II comes standard with the JMW 9T! This incredible tonearm features a redesigned armtube that is tapered and filled with a proprietary damping material. This revolutionary design greatly reduces internal resonance, yielding a full and rich sound, with a vast soundstage and increased resolution and detail. The added mass also produces deeper bass response and fantastic compatibility with moving coil cartridges.


    For maximum stability and speed accuracy the platter is made from 1 7/8 thick machined 6061 aluminum and is attached to a nonmagnetic 303 stainless steel damping plate. The entire piece weighs in at an impressive 18 pounds! Because the aluminum is grounded to the steel, there is virtually no static buildup or sonic degradation. What's in the grooves is what comes out of your speakers.


    The VPI Scout II's plinth is made from 1 1/8 thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate giving a rigid, non-resonant plinth. The massive platter sits on chrome-hardened ball bearing held by a 60 Rockwell-hardened shaft, below which is a black delrin nut.


    The VPI Scout II generates absolutely no additional noise for a pristinely quiet spin. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt. This combination produces quiet yet stable running with extremely accurate speed. Speeds are 33 and 45 standard, while 78 is optional.


    VPI Turntables
    $2,800.00
    Scout 2 - JMW-9T Tonearm
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  • VPI Prime Scout Turntable VPI Prime Scout Turntable Quick View

    $2,199.00
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    VPI Prime Scout Turntable



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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Prime Scout features:


    • 300 (US) / 500(OS) RPM motor
    • Rounded black motor housing
    • MDF chassis vinyl wrapped with steel plate (black finish)
    • JMW 9 tonearm (VPI wire)
    • Standard VTA base
    • Machined aluminum 11-inch diameter platter, 1 1/3 inch thick
    • Delrin clamp - Scout Clamp

    VPI Turntables
    $2,199.00
    Scout 2017
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  • VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable Quick View

    $2,050.00
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    VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon 2M Blue & Cable



    Ready To Use Out Of The Box!


    The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable. Complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 9 inch Gimballed/Yoke bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The Scout Jr. turntable is a precision instrument thoroughly tested.


    About The Ortofon Cable:

    High Purity (6N) Copper Cable, RCA-to-RCA

    The low signals from the cartridge are very sensitive to electromagnetic induced noise from the outside world. Things like mobile phones and home appliances challenge the tonearm cable. With this focus, Ortofon engineers have made a cable comprised of 7 cores 5N/6N OFC with a tight shield surrounding the cores for optimum shielding against electrical radiated noise. The 6NX TSW-1010 R (RCA to RCA) is the ideal solution for connecting the MC Transformer and Phono pre-amplifier.


    VPI Turntables
    $2,050.00
    Scout Jr + Ortofon 2M Blue + Ortofon Cable Buy Now
  • VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm Quick View

    $4,200.00
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    VPI Scout 2 With Classic Signature Arm


    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Scout 2 features a 1 7/8 thick aluminum platter (with a stainless steel damping plate) in place of the Scout's 1 3/8 acrylic platter.


    The result of mating a great platter to a simple good looking design! In only seven years, the VPI Scout has become the industry standard as the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! For 2009, we saw fit to bring some big improvements to its best-selling turntable. You may recognize the outboard motor and the plinth, but you will do a double take at the exquisite platter and tonearm.


    Every VPI Scout II comes standard with the JMW 9T! This incredible tonearm features a redesigned armtube that is tapered and filled with a proprietary damping material. This revolutionary design greatly reduces internal resonance, yielding a full and rich sound, with a vast soundstage and increased resolution and detail. The added mass also produces deeper bass response and fantastic compatibility with moving coil cartridges.


    For maximum stability and speed accuracy the platter is made from 1 7/8 thick machined 6061 aluminum and is attached to a nonmagnetic 303 stainless steel damping plate. The entire piece weighs in at an impressive 18 pounds! Because the aluminum is grounded to the steel, there is virtually no static buildup or sonic degradation. What's in the grooves is what comes out of your speakers.


    The VPI Scout II's plinth is made from 1 1/8 thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate giving a rigid, non-resonant plinth. The massive platter sits on chrome-hardened ball bearing held by a 60 Rockwell-hardened shaft, below which is a black delrin nut.


    The VPI Scout II generates absolutely no additional noise for a pristinely quiet spin. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt. This combination produces quiet yet stable running with extremely accurate speed. Speeds are 33 and 45 standard, while 78 is optional.


    VPI Turntables
    $4,200.00
    Scout 2 - Classic Signature Arm Buy Now
  • Standard Black Delrin Clamp Standard Black Delrin Clamp Quick View

    $100.00
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    Standard Black Delrin Clamp



    Standard equipment on VPI's Scout series turntables, the Standard Delrin Clamp does an excellent job of reducing the effects of external vibration from interacting with the stylus. This improves focus and pacing, adding weight and power to the sonic presentation.


    Using the Standard Delrin Clamp, can also help reduce (and in some cases eliminate) record warpage and create a much tighter seal between the record and the turntable platter. The clamp essentially locks the record to the platter, reducing vibration typically picked up by the cartridge that colors the sound.


    VPI Accessories
    $100.00
    Delrin Clamp - Standard Black Buy Now
  • Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell Quick View

    $99.00
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    Basic Series Acrylic Dust Cover - VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Nomad, VPI Player, VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, and Shinola Runwell turntable. Not compatible with the Scout II SE.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 18.75

    Depth: 14

    Height: 4.25


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $99.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Plinth Buy Now
  • Classic Aluminum Platter And Bearing Classic Aluminum Platter And Bearing Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    Classic Aluminum Platter And Bearing



    Give Your VPI a Facelift and a Performance Boost!  


    VPI owners can now upgrade their older platters to the awesome 2-inch thick Aluminum Platter used on the Classic.  This is a huge upgrade for any VPI turntable and fits every model (except the HR-X).


    Adding the new aluminum/stainless steel platter makes a huge improvement, eliminating noise and improving speed stability.  No ringing, no resonance, just a cool new look and great performance.


    Please let us know which VPI turntable you have, and we will include the correct kit. The platter is identical for all three types, the only difference is the included hardware.



    • The Classic Platter fits most VPI tables without any extra parts or modification

    • Scout Kit includes parts specific to Scout and HW-19 series turntables

    • TNT Kit includes parts specific to all TNT models except HRX (which does not require this upgrade)


    NOTE: Some assembly may be required. 



    VPI Accessories
    $1,000.00
    Classic Platter - Aluminum Buy Now
  • Scout Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover - VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, VPI Scout II and VPI Scoutmaster Scout Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover - VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, VPI Scout II and VPI Scoutmaster Quick View

    $299.00
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    Scout Series Acrylic Tabletop Dust Cover - VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, VPI Scout II and VPI Scoutmaster

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    The Only Dust Cover Authorized By VPI Industries


    In order to protect your investment in a VPI turntable, AudioShield created a product line that supports production VPI turntables.


    This cover supports the VPI Scout Jr, VPI Scout, VPI Prime Scout, VPI Scout II and VPI Scoutmaster turntable.


    This product is 100% made in the United States of America.


    AudioShield warrants this unit against defects in materials and/or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.


    Product Dimensions:

    Width: 20.5

    Depth: 15

    Height: 10.5


    Turntable not included in purchase.

    AudioShield
    $299.00
    VPI Dust Cover - Tabletop Buy Now
  • Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Quick View

    $369.00
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    Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover

    This table top dust cover is designed specifically for the VPI Scout Turntable by Gingko Audio. The Gingko dust cover is the best way to protect your turntable and feature it like a museum piece.


    Fits On The VPI Scout, Scout Jr, and Scoutmaster Turntable.

    Gingko Audio
    $369.00
    Gingko VPI Scout Table Top Dust Cover Buy Now
  • VPI Prime Scout Turntable (with 9 Inch 3D Arm) VPI Prime Scout Turntable (with 9 Inch 3D Arm) Quick View

    $2,999.99
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    VPI Prime Scout Turntable (with 9 Inch 3D Arm)



    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Features:


    • 300 (US) / 500(OS) RPM motor
    • Rounded black motor housing
    • MDF chassis vinyl wrapped with steel plate (black finish)
    • Upgraded 9 Inch 3D Tonearm
    • Standard VTA base
    • Machined aluminum 11-inch diameter platter, 1 1/3 inch thick
    • Delrin clamp - Scout Clamp

    VPI Turntables
    $2,999.99
    VPI Prime Scout Turntable with 9 3D Tonearm - No Cartridge
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  • VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable Quick View

    $1,814.00
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    VPI Scout Jr Turntable Package - Ortofon Cable



    Ready To Use Out Of The Box!


    Comes Pre-Mounted With An Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge


    The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable. Complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 9 inch Gimballed/Yoke bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The Scout Jr. turntable is a precision instrument thoroughly tested.


    About The Ortofon Cable:

    High Purity (6N) Copper Cable, RCA-to-RCA


    The low signals from the cartridge are very sensitive to electromagnetic induced noise from the outside world. Things like mobile phones and home appliances challenge the tonearm cable. With this focus, Ortofon engineers have made a cable comprised of 7 cores 5N/6N OFC with a tight shield surrounding the cores for optimum shielding against electrical radiated noise. The 6NX TSW-1010 R (RCA to RCA) is the ideal solution for connecting the MC Transformer and Phono pre-amplifier.


    VPI Turntables
    $1,814.00
    Scout Jr + Ortofon 2M Red + Ortofon Cable Buy Now
  • VPI Tru-Lift Tonearm Lifter (For Player, Scout, & Classic) VPI Tru-Lift Tonearm Lifter (For Player, Scout, & Classic) Quick View

    $259.99
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    VPI Tru-Lift Tonearm Lifter (For Player, Scout, & Classic)

    VPI


    Tru-Lift Automatic Tonearm Lifter for VPI Player, Scout, & Classic


    Stainless steal


    Adjustable height - 1 1/4 to 2 3/4


    Includes 3 interchangeable sleeves for more flexibility in height.

    VPI Accessories
    $259.99
    Automatic Tonearm Lifter Buy Now
  • JMW - Junction Box - RCA JMW - Junction Box - RCA Quick View

    $200.00
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    JMW - Junction Box - RCA



    Replacement Junction Box for VPI Turntables! Allows use with unbalanced RCA inputs of your phono stage. 



    Includes hardware for all tables: 2 Nuts/2 Bolts (Except the VPI Scout, Wood Screws are needed for the Scout Table.) 



    Specifications: 

    Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 5/8"  



    VPI Accessories
    $200.00
    JMW - RCA Junction Box Buy Now
  • JMW - Junction Box - RCA (Valhalla) JMW - Junction Box - RCA (Valhalla) Quick View

    $300.00
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    JMW - Junction Box - RCA (Valhalla)









    Replacement Junction Box with Valhalla Wiring for VPI Turntables! Allows use with unbalanced RCA inputs of your phono stage. 



    Includes hardware for all tables: 2 Nuts/2 Bolts (Except the VPI Scout, Wood Screws are needed for the Scout Table.) 



    Specifications: 

    Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 5/8"





     



    VPI Accessories
    $300.00
    JMW - RCA Junction Box (Valhalla) Buy Now
  • Rim Drive Belt Set Rim Drive Belt Set Quick View

    $40.00
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    Rim Drive Belt Set

    VPI


    Complete belt set for the VPI Super Scout Master/HRX/TNT 6 Rim Drive. Contains two small black belts that goes between motor pulleys and one O ring belt that goes around the Rim Drive.


    Worn belts are the largest contributor to turntable speed fluctuations which destroy your soundstage.


    Contains:

    2 Belts

    1 O Ring Belt

    VPI Accessories
    $40.00
    Complete Rim Drive Belt Set Buy Now
  • American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family Quick View

    $19.99
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    American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family

    The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered "scratch" style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.


    Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

    1. Lonesome Valley
    2. The Poor Orphan Child
    3. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
    4. The Wandering Boy
    5. Wildwood Flower
    6. The Foggy Mountain Top
    7. The CannonBall
    8. Worried Man Blues
    9. Engine One-Forty-Three
    10. Keep On the Sunny Side
    11. Sweet Fern
    12. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
    13. Anchored In Love
    14. I Will Never Marry
    15. When the World's On Fire
    The Carter Family
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • HR-X Mini Feet HR-X Mini Feet Quick View

    $500.00
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    HR-X Mini Feet



    A Huge Upgrade for Scout and Aries Series Tables!


    Upgrade the original coned feet on any Scout, Scoutmaster, Super Scoutmaster and Aries Series turntables ever made with the new VPI Mini HR-X Replacement Feet! These heavier and more stable composite HR-X Style Feet provide greater stability, vibration control and better sound.


    This is one of the best, most affordable and easiest to install upgrades VPI has ever made. Just unscrew your existing coned feet and screw in your new VPI Mini HR-X Feet to take your turntable one step closer in sound to VPI's flagship model the VPI HR-X!


    The VPI Mini HR-X Feet fit almost exactly inside the dimensions of your Scout, Scoutmaster, Super Scoutmaster or Aries Plinths which means no incompatibility with dustcovers and the like!


    The VPI Mini HR-X Feet are quite heavy (almost 1 pound per foot), well isolated and have a very stable 2 1/2' diameter footprint! They are made of a composite of Delrin and Stainless Steel similar the plinth of the highly acclaimed VPI HR-X. They also have a damping mechanism integrated into the design as well. The bottom of the feet have 3 steel ball bearings that are the contact point with your stand to further minimize vibration. The result of all these design features is a lower noise floor, tighter bass and improved overall clarity and soundstage for your VPI turntable.


    Easy to use and install! Just unscrew the existing coned feet beneath your plinth and replace them with the VPI Mini HR-X Feet!


    VPI Accessories
    $500.00
    HR-X Mini Feet Buy Now
  • Whole New Thing Whole New Thing Quick View

    $28.99
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    Whole New Thing

    By the time Sly Stone, former producer/talent scout for Tom Donahue's Autumn records, decided to step out front and form his own band in 1967, he knew exactly what the music business needed: a multi-racial, boy-girl outfit that skillfully blended elements of soul, rock, jazz and funk. Sly & the Family Stone's debut, A Whole New Thing, didn't completely tip Sly's hand, but it got the ball rolling in the right direction by adding fuzzed-up guitar to soulful vocals, a tasty horn section, occasional protest lyrics and just enough Golden State psychedelia to make Sly's groundbreaking work unmistakable. This revolutionary new sound wouldn't fully catch the nation's fancy until the spring of 1968, but it was already perfectly clear that A Whole New Thing was going to be nothing less than what it proclaimed! It was, indeed, the harbinger of a whole new thing!

    1. Underdog
    2. If This Room Could Talk
    3. Run, Run, Run
    4. Turn Me Loose
    5. Let Me Hear It from You
    6. Advice
    7. I Cannot Make It
    8. Trip to Your Heart
    9. I Hate to Love Her
    10. Bad Risk
    11. That Kind of Person
    12. Dog
    Sly & The Family Stone
    $28.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dark Star Soundtrack Dark Star Soundtrack Quick View

    $37.99
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    Dark Star Soundtrack


    Limited Edition Vinyl + 7 EP Pressed On ALIEN RED Wax


    Limited To 500


    Dark Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Extended & Remastered). Music composed by John Carpenter


    WRWTFWW Records is ecstatic to bring back the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) with added bonuses that are sure to satisfy all cult sci-fi soundtrack completists of the galaxy (and further).


    This limited edition double vinyl combo comes with a 12 and a 7. The former is a remastered version of the original motion picture soundtrack consisting of incidental music, sound effects, John Carpenter's synth experimentations, dialogue excerpts, and vintage interferences extracted directly from the film roll.


    The 7 is red with a yellow label circled in black (in pure beachball alien fashion) and contains "Ode to a Bell Jar" remade by loyal Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (Escape from New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live ), the fan favorite "Benson Arizona" remade by Dominik Hauser, the very sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings (in the real world *James Clarke's Spring Bossa), as well as endless loops of sound effects from the movie to turn your house into your very own scout ship. Oh and there is a very secret hidden bonus track too!


    It all comes in slick thermostellar triggering packaging with a brand new artwork and invisible hyperdrive electronics - the best way to relive the Dark Star adventure and celebrate John Carpenter's first directorial feature film released in 1974 and co-written by (and starring!) all around legend Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, The Return of the Living Dead). Let there be light!


    - The most comprehensive vinyl edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's first feature film, Dark Star (1974). - For the fans of John Carpenter, sci-fi movie soundtracks, electronic experimentations, and strange vinyl releases. Also, for surfers. - Includes the sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings, for the first time ever on a John Carpenter-related release.

    LP:
    1. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 (Remastered)
    2. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 (Remastered)


    7'':
    1. Martin Segundo and the Scintilla Strings - When Twilight Falls on NGC 891
    2. Alan Howarth - Doolittle's Solo (Remake)
    3. Loop #1
    4. Loop #2
    5. Dominik Hauser - Benson Arizona (Remake)
    6. Very secret hidden bonus track
    7. Loop #3
    8. Loop #4

    John Carpenter
    $37.99
    Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Quick View

    $19.99
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    Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob

    Lovingly Remastered Using Pioneering Restoration Techniques


    Very few names in the history of the blues capture the imagination quite like that of Barbecue Bob. Don't be fooled by the quirky pseudonym and gimmicky publicity photograph of him posing in his chef's whites with guitar in hand, as he was an incredibly influential figure whose records helped pave the way for many of the important bluesmen that followed.


    One of the unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues style, Robert Hicks aka Barbecue Bob recorded over sixty sides for Columbia Records and became one of the best-selling artists on their 'race series', outsold only by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. With his original and witty compositions he was one of the real pioneers of the Atlanta blues scene of the time, but his career was tragically ended by his death from pneumonia at the age of just 29.


    Born in Walnut Grove, Georgia to a family of sharecroppers, Hicks learned to play the guitar from his brother Charley and Savannah 'Dip' Weaver, the mother of his friend Curley Weaver. He teamed up with Charley, Curley and harmonica player Eddie Mapp to perform at dances, parties and picnics in the Atlanta area. After leaving the group in 1926, Hicks became a chef in a barbecue joint where he would cook, serve and sing to the customers. He soon became something of a local celebrity and was noticed by a talent scout from Columbia Records, who gave him the opportunity to record under the catchy title of Barbecue Bob.


    Characterized by a heavy percussive guitar style, he often used a bottleneck and played with a frailing technique that is more often associated with the claw hammer banjo. His twelve string guitar gave a rich accompaniment to his warm nasal singing voice which, compared to the morbid and foreboding songs of the Delta blues, created a vibe which was jaunty and upbeat. With a huge repertoire of songs ranging from hokum to slow blues and spirituals to traditional songster tunes, his music is imbued with a special warmth typical to the East Coast blues.


    Even from the opening few measures of his very first record Barbecue Blues, Hicks signature sound of a bright and trebly twelve string guitar combined with his expressive voice is instantly accessible and almost 'pop' sounding in comparison with other blues singers of the time. His debut song was a huge success and led to a prolific recording career over the next four years when, it is said, he lived fast and enjoyed the high life. Hicks frequently recorded with his brother Charley, who was known as Laughing Charley Lincoln, and would later record several sides in 1930 with Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver as the Georgia Cotton Pickers.


    Largely due to his life being tragically cut short in 1931, his music has been sadly overlooked and has therefore not received the respect proffered to other East coast players such as Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. He was however a true innovator in his time, and this compilation gives proof that his music is undoubtedly some of the most engaging early blues that you are likely to hear.

    1. Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (1927)

    2. Barbecue Blues (1927)
    3. Honey Your Going Too Fast (1928)

    4. Motherless Chile Blues (1927)

    5. She Looks So Good (1930)
    6. Thinkin' Funny Blues (1927)

    7. Honey You Don't Know My Mind (1927)
    8. Going Up The Country (1928)

    9. Atlanta Moan (1930)

    10. It Just Won't Hay (1929)

    11. Chocolate To The Bone (1928)

    12. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (1930)
    Barbecue Bob
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Magnolia Electric Co Magnolia Electric Co Quick View

    $24.99
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    Magnolia Electric Co


    10th Anniversay Deluxe Edition


    Expanded Reissue Of Songs: Ohia's Classic Record Gathering Together One Unreleased Song, Demos And Full-band Song Only
    Previously Available In Japan.


    Includes Rare Photos From The Era In Which It Was Recorded


    The hallmark of Jason Molina's career, Magnolia Electric Co., is both a confluence of all he would create and a line in the
    sand to mark a shift in his songwriting approach. It was the last statement under his iconic Songs: Ohia moniker, and the
    moment before he began making new legends as Magnolia Electric Co. for the next 10 years. Now- here at the end of that
    decade - with Molina gone, his work gathers more weight and meaning. This expanded 10-year anniversary edition of
    Magnolia Electric Co. features one never-before-released track plus many rarities. The full-band studio outtake of fan
    favorite Whip Poor Will is a sweet and spare version that ended up being played far differently on Magnolia Electric Co.'s
    final album Josephine (2009). Also included is the studio version of The Big Game Is Every Night. Previously only available
    on the Japanese version of the album, this opus serves as Molina's thesis statement, its poetry weaving through the 20th
    Century, through art and sporting culture - ultimately questioning what it means to be an American in the autumn of the
    American Era. The edition also gathers Molina's gutting demos for the record, including those two outtakes. Nearly each
    begins with audible sound of the RECORD button being pressed down on the tape player. They are so close and intimate,
    it's hard to look them right in the eyes. But you should.


    With the wailing lap steel of the album opener Farewell Transmission, Jason Molina & Company usher in a new day,
    playing the sort of rock that your cool uncle rolled to back in the '70s. Landing somewhere on the radar sonically between
    Bob Dylan's Desire and Bob Seger's Beautiful Loser, though thematically in-line with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man, The
    Magnolia Electric Co lies at the crossroads of working class rock, white soul, swamp rock and outlaw country


    While Songs: Ohia's last record Didn't It Rain was a meditation on roots and stability, Magnolia Electric Co. finds itself
    toiling with the wages of change, which is well illustrated in I've Been Riding with the Ghost, a real rig rocker that could
    have easily fit on Time Fades Away, on which Molina sings: See I ain't getting better, I am only getting behind. Standing on
    the crossroad trying to make up my mind. Trying to remember how it got so late. Why every night pain comes from a
    different place. Now something's got to change.


    This thematic preoccupation with change also manifests itself in the rotating cast of lead vocalists. While the entire album
    boasts a doo wop-like line-up with five vocalists on the floor, six of the eight songs have Molina in the tall stool with the
    ever-enchanting Jennie Benford (of Jim & Jennie & the Pinetops, who was also a key player on Didn't It Rain) as primary
    back-up vocalist. But on two songs, new Songs: Ohia players step up to take on lead vocal duties, singing Molina-penned
    songs. Lawrence Peters takes the lead on The Old Black Hen with his fantastic Merle Haggard-esque country croon, while
    Miss Scout Niblett appears from the nether world of the Ohia wardrobe with feathers in her hair and casts her spell on the
    Ohia rig barreling through Peoria Lunch Box Blues.


    Recorded live, in its entirety, at the hands of Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago, Illinois, with the same
    core back-up band that played on the Mi Sei Apparaso Come Un Fantasma Italian live album, this is the record where the
    Songs: Ohia fan demographics make a radical shift from the dominant bedroom universe of the world's lonely, sensitive,
    overqualified young white dudes, and finds refuge in the masses by being embraced by the world's truck drivers, sorority
    chicks, and hockey players, alike. Indeed, this is the first Songs: Ohia record with more than one song that could be played
    at a strip joint or monster truck show. Amid the mid-tempo slow jams, there lie some of the most upbeat material that
    Songs: Ohia has recorded to date.

    LP 1
    1. Farewell Transmission
    2. I've Been Riding With The Ghost
    3. Just Be Simple
    4. Almost Was Good Enough
    5. The Old Black Hen
    6. Peoria Lunch Box Blues
    7. John Henry Split My Heart
    8. Hold On Magnolia
    9. The Big Game Is Every Night (Bonus Track)
    10. Whip Poor Will (Bonus Track)


    LP 2
    1. Farewell Transmission (Demo)
    2. I've Been Riding With The Ghost (Demo)
    3. Just Be Simple (Demo)
    4. The Old Black Hen (Demo)
    5. Peoria Lunch Box Blues (Demo)
    6. John Henry Split My Heart (Demo)
    7. Hold On Magnolia (Demo)
    8. The Big Game Is Every Night (Demo)
    9. Whip Poor Will (Demo)

    Songs: Ohia
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • American Epic: The Soundtrack American Epic: The Soundtrack Quick View

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    American Epic: The Soundtrack

    American Epic: The Soundtrack leads the way for a series of album releases accompanying the Lo-Max/PBS/BBC Arena film project American Epic created by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Directed by Bernard MacMahon.


    American Epic is a journey across time to the birth of modern recording, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.


    The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. It was the first time America heard itself.


    American Epic: The Soundtrack highlights recordings from the three-part documentary on one 150g LP, including original recordings by The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more all restored to unprecedented levels of sonic fidelity.

    1. Gonne Die with My Hammer in My Hand - Williamson Brothers & Curry
    2. On the Road Again - Memphis Jug Band
    3. Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
    4. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow - The Carter Family
    5. Mal Hombre - Lydia Mendoza
    6. Peg and Awl - Carolina Tar Heels
    7. Tomi Tomi - Sol K. Bright with The Aloha Serenaders
    8. The Indian Tom Tom - Big Chief Henry's Indian String Band
    9. Cocaine Habit Blues - Hattie Hart & The Memphis Jugband
    10. Up Above My Head - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    11. Down the Dirt Road Blues - Charley Patton
    12. Allons A Lafayette - Joseph Falcon
    13. Stackalee - Frank Hutchison
    14. Waiting for a Train - Jimmie Rodgers
    15. Jole Blon - The Breaux Brothers with Louis Michot
    Various Artists
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Standard Belt Standard Belt Quick View

    $30.00
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    Standard Belt

    VPI


    This belt is an OEM Replacement for the following models of VPI turntables:


    • Prime, all models

    • Scout, all models

    • Scoutmaster, all models*

    • Aries, all models*

    • HW-19, all models

    • Classic, all models

    • TNT JR


    *Models with flywheels or dual motor drive require a different belt kit.

    VPI Accessories
    $30.00
    Standard Belt Buy Now
  • Periphery Ring Clamp Periphery Ring Clamp Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    Periphery Ring Clamp


    The Periphery Ring Clamp greatly improves the performance of VPI turntables by flattening the outer edges of LPs, increasing the cartridge's tracking ability, removing resonance and aiding detail retrieval. A massive ring designed to sit just outside the lead-in groove, the Periphery Ring Clamp's weight flattens the record onto the platter, eliminating edge warps and more completely coupling the record to the platter.


    Scout, Aries 1 & 2, HW-19 & older TNT owners will need to purchase the HRX platter and bearing in order to use the Periphery Ring Clamp. Due to bearing height differences between the VPI models, please give us a call if you'd like to upgrade these components and we'll help you get the right bearing for your turntable.



    VPI Accessories
    $1,000.00
    Periphery Ring Clamp Buy Now
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