Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Need Your Help Please

Posted by DjPaulT on May 29th, 2013

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Hi guys seems like when it rains it pours lately lol. This morning I was in the process of ripping a record for todays post. I removed my needle from the cartridge like I regularly do to clean it before ripping the record. However this morning when I removed the needle the entire cartridge broke from the head shell (see picture) making it unusable. Now I need to order another cartridge from my dealer. This is gonna set me back about $169.00 plus shipping so I need your help to raise the funds to purchase a new Ortofon OM 30 Cartridge. I am going to use FedEx Overnight shipping which costs a little more but will get me up and running faster. I you would like to help out you can make a donation via Paypal by clicking the donate button below or anywhere on the blog. I will let you know just as soon as I raise the funds and order the cartridge. I appreciate your help so much.

Thank you,

Paul

UPDATE:

Thank you guys for your generous outpouring of support I appreciate it so very much. I ordered the new cartridge last night and paid for FedEx overnight shipping. The cartridge should arrive today by 3PM my time. Hopefully if all goes well I should be back up and ripping tomorrow (Friday). I am sending you all much love and thanks for supporting Burning The Ground.

UPDATE:

Money raised! Cartridge arrived today I appreciate all of you.

56 Responses to “Need Your Help Please”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Donation granted a minute ago.
    Hope the other BTG’ers will do the same.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano my readres are great and have always came through for me. I appreciate it so much 🙂

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  2. Love Says:

    Donation on the way 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Love much appreciated 🙂

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  3. D.D. Says:

    Donation to my Remaster King !! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    🙂 thank you my friend!

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  4. Scott Says:

    Done.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Scott appreciate you 🙂

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    Scott Reply:

    I’ve always wondered if you’ve noticed a difference between old rips and ones done with the newer styluses.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Scott yes I believe I do notice a difference and some of my readers say they notice it also. In addition to the newer stylus I also upgraded the tube in my pre-amp. Have you noticed any difference ?

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    Scott Reply:

    I haven’t done any comparisons of older/newer rips. I came on board after your previous storage site went belly up and made the older links unavailable. I just enjoy what I’ve been hearing since!

    When it comes to replacing existing songs in my library with your versions, however, I often notice an improvement.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Scott yeah it was a bummer when Megaupload was shut down but the current method of storage and direct download links is working much better. So kind of a blessing 🙂

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    Scott Reply:

    Paul, is there any way to send you e-mail directly with a jpg attachment?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Scott you can find my email for blog related stuff above under the Contact/Social Media tab.

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    Scott Reply:

    Unfortunately, I’m not a member of any of those sites and don’t wish to be.

    I threw together a potential masthead for the site that I thought you might like. I’ll try inserting it here, but I’m not sure it will work.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Scott under the contact tab above that I mentioned click on the blue envelope that’s my email.

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    Scott Reply:

    D’oh!

    Thanks for overlooking my stupidity.

  5. GariKuba Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I donated a few dollars, too

    Thanks for all your hard work … and the great music. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you GariKuba I appreciate it 🙂

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  6. Sean (D.J. Pegasus) Says:

    I wonder if this is a good time to look at using an integrated headshell cartridge (Concorde-style)?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am so used to the Ortofon OM Super 30 that I would be afraid to change. I don’t know much about the Concorde. Not sure what you mean by integrated headshell cartridge. Can you explain?

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  7. scot Says:

    done and done!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you scot appreciate it very much 🙂

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  8. Emmanuel Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Count me in 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you emmanuel got it 🙂

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  9. Wayne Says:

    Done!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Wayne appreciate you 🙂

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  10. Bearguy Says:

    Hi Paul…
    Contribution made. It ain’t much in comparison to everything I’ve downloaded over time, but on my income… I figure something’s better than nothing. Hope you raise enough to get your cartridge. Heck, I’m still trying to figure what I need for MY turntable. I have an old Kenwood linear-tracking turntable and God only knows when, if ever, the cartridge was last changed…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Bearguy I appreciate all donations. I hope that someday you can get your table up and running my friend 🙂

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  11. Dale Says:

    Donation sent! Thanks for all the quality downloads! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dale greatly appreciated 🙂

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  12. musicdivaSF Says:

    Hello Dj PaulT, No problem. You allowed us into your world and when you ask for assistance I am more than willing to help out with whatever I can spare. Welcome back and hopefully you are feeling a lot better by now.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi MusicdivaSF thank you so much for your ongoing support for BTG. I am feeling much better thanks again 🙂

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  13. Christian Says:

    I’ve done my part. Good luck!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Christian i appreciate it very much 🙂

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  14. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you for your hard work, Paul.
    I hope my small donation will help you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the donation Vuoksenniska very appreciated 🙂

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  15. Sean (D.J. Pegasus) Says:

    Well, that’s the old name. The integrated headshell design is in Ortofon’s DJ line. The cartridges you’d want to look at are the new Cocoon, the Gold, the Nightclub MkII, and the Arkiv. (These are all 20-20kHz and elliptical stylii.) I’m not sure of the frequency response of the OM 30 so I would ask your dealer if it’s superior to the DJ line.

    Stanton also has an integrated headshell cart that’s elliptical: the Groovemaster.V3.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Sean thanks for all the info. I like the OM 30 because it is an audiophile stylus and cartridge. But would certainly like to someday hear what the others sound like.

    Here is the frequency range and response for the Ortofon Super OM 30
    Frequency range: 20Hz-29kHz
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +2/-0dB

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    Sean (D.J. Pegasus) Reply:

    Hmm yeah, that’s quite a step up from the DJ line. You should also check the price of the new 2M series, specifically the Bronze as that’s a direct replacement for the OM 30. (Take a look at the price on the Black as well since that’s claimed to have even better sound quality.)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow! those are pricey 400 to 700 dollars maybe someday 🙂

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    Rick in Florida Reply:

    I agree if you want to do a Moving Magnet Cartridge from Ortofon the extra lovely “2M Black” is the way to go. Actually any time I hear any Ortofon 2M like the red , blue or bronze, It’s a incredible audio experience. They seem to magically lift the music out of the groove in such an accurate manner that sends me into a audio nirvana. I used to love the OM 30 cartridge with a upgraded OM 40 stylus and there is nothing wrong with them, but the 2M’s are just in a different league for moving magnet.

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  16. Mike Brady Says:

    How about a little glue ?!?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol Mike not sure if that would do the trick 🙂

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  17. Dean Says:

    You are quite appreciated, Paul! I hope my contribution is helpful.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dean I appreciate anything at all 🙂

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  18. Nicola Says:

    Sent you some money. Sorry that I couldn’t afford to send you more. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Nicola don’t be sorry I appreciate all donations. Thank you so much 🙂

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    Nicola Reply:

    You’re very welcome. 🙂

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  19. M Says:

    just did it.
    thanks for your sharing so far~

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you M appreciate you 🙂

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  20. Christian Says:

    So how are you doing toward the fundraising? We need one of those thermometers that you color in with progress toward complete 😉

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry Christian I posted an update above I have raised the money and ordered the cartridge last night and it arrived bt FedEx overnight today at around 3pm.

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    Christian Reply:

    Good to hear, Paul! Have a restful weekend — you body and mind probably need it.

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  21. Mike Brady Says:

    Thank you for all the good work! Donation sent!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank You Mike! Appreciate it 🙂

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