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    about how many albums do you own?

    I got a PM from someone who suggested that they might have a problem locating a specific cd. Not sure if this a quantity issue or an organization issue . Anyhow, people I work with think I have such a huge music collection, but I'm guessing that I'm on the low end of the spectrum as far as the "typical" RR geeks music collection goes.
    last time I counted (about a year ago) I still had not eclpised the 1,000 mark. Am I an amateur geek?

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    Albums, such as in LP's about 1500+ and they are ALL for Sale!

    CD's also about 1500 and growing..

    what CD is he looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unleasHell
    Albums, such as in LP's about 1500+ and they are ALL for Sale!
    We need to talk. I'm always buying LPs.

    I have about 700 cds, 500 lps, and a couple of boxes of cassettes that haven't seen the light of day in a long time. But all mine are organized. Just ask Mike.

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    Pop/Rock/Prog - 1282

    Jazz - 193

    New Age/Classical/Country/Other - 75

    That includes my 185 copies of Aqualung.
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    Hey, folks, long time without posting here. So busy at work these days...

    I have a friend here in my city who owns 5.000 CD's!!! That's a huge amount of discs indeed, and I wish I had that much already. But wait, I know someone who owns 12.000 titles!!! (CDs, LPs & DVDs). Yes, I also think he's pretty crazy...

    I have about 2.500 CDs today, and my wish list doesn't stop growing. My wife doesn't like this anyway :-))

    I'm always glad to be back here onde in a while, and hope to find some free time next days to post some mini-reviews of 6 or 7 great DVD's I got lately.

    Best prog wishes,
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    Great to hear from you Demetrio. We miss you!!! Come by more often.

    I figure that I'm at around the 600 mark on CDs. That's store bought CDs. Probably another 75 or so if I count CDRs and comps. A pretty weak collection compared to most of you, I know. I'm up around the 2 dozen mark on music DVDs. Both collections are growing rapidly.

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    CD's - about 1000 I think

    LP's - about 300 I think

    Rough guesses ?

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    Probably about a hundred and fifty CDs and maybe 100 vinyls. Most of them are kind of old and beat up. I haven't really been excited enough with any new music to actually buy a CD in a long time. Any suggestions?

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    You da man 'D'

    Holy crap! I think I have about 350 CDs. (period) Yikes, I'm a rank ameteur. Of course, I'm only counting the titles I've actually purchased. If I counted the ones I've received via CD-R, then number goes up substantially, but still, no where near your neighborhood.

    How's tricks 'D'? I miss your input. I still listen to your comps (really).

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    Last I looked it was somewhere around 1500, and the percentages probably aren't that far off from the way Darren broke down his numbers. But prog & new age doesn't figure all that much into my collection.

    In the past year, though, I've accumulated a lot, only some of which I've manage to make note of. And I have an awful lot of albums in MP3 form only. If you add it all up it's got to be somewhere around 2000. I feel like it's become a bit unwieldy, especially because I think I've come into several hundred in the past year alone, probably close to 300 in the past 3 years or so. And in there's a bunch of stuff I haven't even listened to (making it ludicrous to add to the tally) to go along with a bunch of stuff I haven't listened to more than once. Seems a bit silly to consider them part of my collection, but there they are. And there are quite a few that I'll hang onto the MP3s of merely for reference. When you're getting into discussions that border on arguments about different genres of music, it's helpful & instructive to actually be able to listen to something you wouldn't exactly place in heavy rotation to add perspective. And every once in awhile something I'd think I'm keeping only for that reason ends up being something I actually like to some degree, such as the Ashlee Simpson album. Then again, I expected to like the Mars Volta more than I did. But that one certainly deserves another listen.

    Then there's the comps I've gotten from people on this board. Hey Finch, I actually got to listen to one of the ones you sent last week! More to follow on that...

    When you go to someone's place & they've literally got tens of thousands of albums, it makes one feel a bit better, though...until you start wanting to have a collection that extensive...at which point you want to just leave. See ya.

    I don't like others.

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    You guys with more then 1K of CD's. How many of those do you have that theres less then half the songs on a cd you like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Bones
    Any suggestions?
    Yeah, go check out this format called "8 track"...it's the next big tech craze, you'll love it Bones!

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    I'm not even in the same league

    I have close to 1K but that includes the many comps you all sent me. Years ago I sold or gave away about 300 albums. I still have about 250 cassettes both pre-recorded and recordings of many of the albums I no longer have.

    On the other hand, I have a hard drive that a friend put 80 Gigs of MP3s. He ripped in my whole rock collection along with his whole collection and an ungodly amount of downloaded music from every genre form Books, to Military, to TV theme and commercials as well as a bunch of rare concerts and the entire Pink Floyd catolog...or damn close.

    I'm not a big MP3 fan nor do I listen to alot of music while on the PC...(usually studying for school or certs). I'd be glad to share any of this with those who are into MP3s. I do have an excel spread sheet with most of it listed.

    Hopefully when I finally land a decent job, I can buy some new disks and get back in the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtrix1
    Yeah, go check out this format called "8 track"...it's the next big tech craze, you'll love it Bones!
    I'm a 4-track guy. Those big,chrome open face 30 pounders were great.
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    5000 lps, 1500 CDs and a shoulder high stack of 45s.

    I can find any CD in seconds- they are all alphabetized and chronological by artist.

    The vinyl, another story altogether . . .

    Shokhead- I own lots of CDs that have only a few songs I like. Pretty common with a lot of us, I'm sure. What's the problem with that?

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    I have about 500 or so LP's and about 1,000 cd's. I did have 200 or so cassettes that were mostly recorded but I sold them in a package deal with my cassette deck

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    Roughly:

    CDs - 2500
    LPs/12" Singles - 800
    Cassettes - 500

    These do include some CD-Rs of full length albums and cassette copies of full length albums.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Not too many on vinyl, but plenty on cd.

    I would guess less than 50 LPs but about 1800 or so cds, not including a host of comps send by you psychopaths on Rave Recs. I prolly had more than 300 LPs at one time, not too many compared to some of you, but I sold or gave them away to friends. I have plenty of cds I could get rid of and would never miss, but I don't have the time or energy to start pulling them out, and I don't need the money, so what's the point? I also have some that I can only stand a few tracks or so, but that's the way it goes. If I had to guess how many I would never part with, it would prolly be less than 1 in every 15 or 20 I suppose. Maybe I should take the time to clean out my cases? Nah, not until I move again, and that could be a year or two.

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    Guestimating as well since I fell off the wagon when it came to trying to keep track via spread sheet although I'd like to pick it up again.

    Comps from here - 600 easily based on full binders 'course a lot of those are mine that were never officially released, still, the binders are stuffed.
    Bootleg CD's-275 - again, easily
    LP's-only about 100 remain
    45's - hundred or so
    Cassettes - another hundred remain
    CD's of albums including "previews", library, freebies - 1500 and I still haven't grabbed the new New Order not to mention the Spoon that shows up on Tuesday!!!

    Storage for the boots is an ever increasing problem but with the coolest new additions I just can't stop. Postal Service, Arcade Fire White Session (France), Ultravox ('79 with John Fox!), and the cool titles just flowing in like a river ready to bust out at the seams. I'm looking for more under the bed storage but I can't find any more boxes that I like.

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    About 2500 everything included. Approx 800 CD's and 100 cassettes. The rest consisting of LP's and 12" Singles. I've never had any desire to collect 45's . Everything is in alphabetical order and entered into a database I wrote using MS Access. I have to use a database as it is sometimes hard to remember where a specific song is located. Most especially when I've had too many Chimay's. I don't have things subdivided into genres as some do. I've never divided my listening that way. In one session I'm apt to play anything from Patsy Kline to Rufus Harley using Spooky Tooth as a segue. Yes, I also have an awful lot of recordings where sometimes 2 or even 1 selection is the only thing worth listening to. Newer material seems to have more of a problem with that. I am still actively buying vinyl and there is less of the one listenable selection syndrome with it.
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    5,000 LP's!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    5000 lps, 1500 CDs and a shoulder high stack of 45s.
    Is that a typo?? Wonder how much 5,000 Lp's weighs?

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    Too

    I lost count somewhere around 5000. I went through an insane period, where I pretty much bought anything I wanted.

    And that's just CD's. I think I was right around the 2000 mark with 12" vinyl "records".

    They have these things called "grooves" on them, which are actual mechanical representations of the analog signal, and there's this convoluted scheme for getting that information back off...
    Quote Originally Posted by newtrix1
    I got a PM from someone who suggested that they might have a problem locating a specific cd. Not sure if this a quantity issue or an organization issue
    What a dork! That wouldn't be Frost's Melodica, would it? Because I know right where my copy is...no, wait, no I don't. I don't know where anything is, except what I just finished listening to...meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    What a dork! That wouldn't be Frost's Melodica, would it?
    nah, who would want a copy of that?

    5,000...that is pretty close to insane dude.

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    Cool

    i own around 750 cd,s ( with some sacds and dvd audio in there.)
    still keep some 60 LP's
    20 DVD concerts.

    Mi collection is a mess haven't had the time to arrange it since my last moving but someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtrix1
    5,000...that is pretty close to insane dude.
    Yeah, but which side of insane. I think that's the far side of insane...

    Two points: 5,000 was several years ago; the insane period was mostly after that.
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