Of course also this vibration also rears its head when your trying to play a lp with lots of upper-frequency noise. It was utterly terrible, and the hi-freq resonance was horrible! Bass was almost non-existant.
When I got tired of Ric Ocasek singing "Sssssssppp" on every "s" sound, I figured it was time to create a record mat!
Step 1: Gather materials
High-quality felt, you will only need two 1' by 1' pieces.
Nice, vibrant Sharpie
A pattern LP (DONT USE A GOOD ONE!!!)
Step 2: Mark!
While holding the LP in position, clearly mark the spindle hole onto the felt
Repeat step on another piece of felt to make a second "layer" of mat.
Step 3: Cut!
fold the mat in half through its line of symmetry, CAREFULLY cut a small "V" notch on the marked hole. MAKE SURE the cut is exactly centered on the mark, or you will have to do some major trimming!
Step 4: Place and LISTEN to the improvement!!!
All in all, this cost me about 50 cents in material, and is one thing to do before you can afford a real, good, turntable. It suits me just fine for now!
Hope you enjoyed this, please rate and comment, feel free to ask questions!
I will be making a record clamp also to compliment this mat soon!