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    Sounds like a great solution - better than a piece of aluminum, a piece of glass and an oven

    Supposedly available June 2011 - it's cheaper than replacing the 10 or so warped albums I have..... and can't make them worse. Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garylkoh View Post
    Sounds like a great solution - better than a piece of aluminum, a piece of glass and an oven

    Supposedly available June 2011 - it's cheaper than replacing the 10 or so warped albums I have..... and can't make them worse. Right?
    Why don't you just own a turntable using a vacuum or mechanical clamping system. I don't have any issues with my VPI. And I'm sure no matter how well the flattener works, a clamp works better

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    Quote Originally Posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Why don't you just own a turntable using a vacuum or mechanical clamping system. I don't have any issues with my VPI. And I'm sure no matter how well the flattener works, a clamp works better
    Loved my periphery ring and clamp. My big toe didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackD201 View Post
    Loved my periphery ring and clamp. My big toe didn't.
    Ha! Bet you move faster now

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    Hahahaha! Yes you could say that. Still it was just a glancing blow and I had shoes on. I can't forget seeing how the rubber rings saved the floor from scarring. Made the ring bounce pretty well too. I think Harry made it from Flubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackD201 View Post
    Hahahaha! Yes you could say that. Still it was just a glancing blow and I had shoes on. I can't forget seeing how the rubber rings saved the floor from scarring. Made the ring bounce pretty well too. I think Harry made it from Flubber.
    Excuse me. Shouldn't this be in the foot flattener thread

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    I plan to try this as I have a slight edge warp on a MFSL Abbey Road and I don't have the VPI periphery ring yet for my Scoutmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I plan to try this as I have a slight edge warp on a MFSL Abbey Road and I don't have the VPI periphery ring yet for my Scoutmaster.
    The biggest problem you'll find after getting the periphery clamp are records that aren't 12 inches in diameter and the clamp doesn't clamp Haven't found too many records like that, the majority being from Classic Records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Why don't you just own a turntable using a vacuum or mechanical clamping system. I don't have any issues with my VPI. And I'm sure no matter how well the flattener works, a clamp works better
    The VPI screw down clamp and spindle felt is the best thing I have used for warped records. For slight to medium warpage it works flawlessly. For tsunami wave like warps, the periphery ring is the answer. I always wish other turntable makers would use a screw down clamp like the VPI does but so far I have not seen to many, or at all.

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