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Best Places For Vinyl In OC

January 28, 2014 5:00 AM

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Vinyl records are a great way to relive the classics and add a vintage spin to your music collection. In Orange County, there are a few shops that are dedicated to providing the best in quality vinyl records in every music genre imaginable. Whether it’s country, rock or reggae that gets you going, we’ve put together the best places for vinyl in Orange County.

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Vinyl Solution
18822 Beach Blvd.,Suite 104
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-1819
www.vinylsolutionhb.com

Vinyl Solution is Huntington Beach’s own concourse for everything vinyl records. The vast collection of vinyl records are readily in stock and include exclusive releases, plenty of used and newly minted records and rare vinyl finds you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Vinyl Solution is also a marketplace for rare collector’s items that include a massive collection of t-shirts, buttons and banners featuring iconic musical acts. The owner of the shop has a vast depth of knowledge that extends far beyond just another lover of music. The cultic layout that meets customers once they set foot in the place is a testament to that.

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(credit: Leon Neal / Getty Images)

Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shoppe
18960 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(657) 888-4695
www.drfreeclouds.com

For vinyl lovers and those who hold records near and dear to their hearts, you’ll find that browsing through Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shoppe. Browsing here is like being a kid at a candy store. With well over hundreds of vinyls on display in everything from techno to hard rock, you never know what kind of buried treasure you’ll discover. The shop is booming with music fans from all over Southern California who end up making the trip due the affordable prices, exciting in-store events such as barbecues and record release parties and recurring sales where you could easily go home with a vinyl single for only $1. For a varied selection with affordability, Dr. Freecloud’s Record Shop is among Orange County’s best.

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(credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Factory Records
440 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-8101
www.facebook.com/factoryrecords

Pump up the volume on a stellar collection of vinyl records available at prices that are sure to leave even the pickiest music fan satisfied. Factory Records, located in Costa Mesa, rings loud to this notion with bins and racks full of vinyl records front and center to peruse to your liking. The shop also features legendary sales where you can score up to 50 percent off vinyls and other music-related items. From David Bowie to Ice Cube to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, the vinyl possibilities are seemingly endless at Factory Records.

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Creme Tangerine
2930 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 932-0552
www.cremetangerinerecords.com

If your eyes are intent on revisiting the magic and memories that vinyl records create, then Creme Tangerine is the store to bring your vision to a reality. Located in Costa Mesa, Creme Tangerine is a record store that also moonlights as a record label, serving Orange County residents with the latest and greatest in vinyls. In addition to selling vinyls, Creme Tangerine also buys back vinyls, offering decent prices for your used records. Fans of Creme Tangerine cite its organized and detailed assortment of vinyl records at unbeatable prices as their reason for continually coming back.

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(credit: Leon Neal / Getty Images)

Port of Sound Record Shoppe
1500 Adams Ave., Suite 102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 444-2337
www.portofsoundrecords.com

Do you figure that you’re out of luck when it comes to finding vinyls that are readily accessible in Orange County? Think again. You don’t have to rely on Ebay to score hard-to-come-by vinyls. Just make the trip down to Port of Sound Record Shoppe located in Costa Mesa and you’re instantly surrounded by a countless number of vinyls you thought were lost forever. Adding to the appeal of vinyls that range from mainstream to indie music, Port of Sound Record Shoppe also sells turntables, vinyl preservation supplies, fan memorabilia, collectibles and more.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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