Are acetate records worth anything?

An acetate of an album by an artist that isn’t particularly collectible might sell for $10 or even less. On the other hand, an acetate containing unreleased material by a well-known artist might sell for thousands of dollars.

How can you tell if a record is acetate?

Acetates have a distinctive musty smell, if its not it will smell of plastic and fairly clean. Also you could try a magnet on it, never tried it be the centre of the disc will be metal so in theory will stick. As for the condition and shinyness, thats down to storage and usage etc like any other record.

Is acetate same as vinyl?

Unlike ordinary vinyl records, which are quickly formed from lumps of plastic by a mass-production molding process, an acetate disc is created by using a recording lathe to cut an audio-signal-modulated groove into the surface of a lacquer-coated blank disc, a real-time operation requiring expensive, delicate equipment …

Is discogs a free app?

DISCOGS is a totally free app for iPhones and Android devices.

Do test pressings sound better?

Test pressing is just that, a test pressing… there may be slight defects, which are then corrected. Also, like a promo, it’s an early pressing so the sound quality should be a tad better.

What were old 78 records made of?

The materials of which discs were made and with which they were coated were also various; shellac eventually became the commonest material. Generally 78s are made of a brittle material which uses a shellac resin (thus their other name is shellac records).

Is the Discogs app good?

Great app for tracking the records, CDs, etc., that are in your collection. Very handy when your’re digging in the wild and need to check to see if you already own something. However, it seems more often than not the app, or various features, just do not work.