Glad to see you here. We're all such a fun and lovely bunch here. Glad to have your contributions.
First off, I'd like to congratulate you with the success you've achieved with Bon Jovi. Was it the current remaster or the original 80's Cee Dee that did the trick for you ? BTW, if it was the original 80's Cee Dee did it sound like a flat transfer ? It must've been for it to have worked so successfuly for you.
Being married, I've had no success with any audiophile records as of yet, but with an exgirlfriend I made an interesting revelation a few years ago:
I played her 2 recordings. The first one was a Ray Charles / Betty Carter Rhino 2 for 1 Cee Dee. I figured this would put her in the mood for some serious romance. Nothing too crazy just some heavy petting with character dress up (I prefer Batman to her Mary Lou Retton costume) and mild bodily fluid exchange. Well...let me tell you...no such luck. She threw a lamp at me, smashed the Cee Dee, called me a loser and made me sleep outside in my car. I felt so dejected.
The next night, I tried again. This time I put on the Dee Cee Cee gold disc of Ray Charles / Betty Carter and within the first few moments I'm finding myself tied up with a leather hood on, being raped like I was in some B-rated late night prison film on Cinemax. I can tell you the experience was quite magical. I knew I was feeling real love at that moment. It was a devastating tragedy a week later when she found out she was a lesbian and left me. I was crushed to say the least...
So clearly, I feel this proves that it is, in fact the mastering that makes the difference. But I also feel it's important to mention that you can not achieve these results with a Cee Dee Are of the Ray charles / Betty Carter gold disc. You must obtain an original pressing (preferably a Japanese pressing, as they all sound better than the U.S. pressings). Once in awhile one of these pop up on ebay for a semi-inflated price. Also, be sure it comes with the original slipcase and lift lock jewelcase as that does in fact affect the sound of the Cee Dee. Trust me on this one. I'd send you mine but I'm currently using it in an attempt to seduce my neighbor's 18 year old daughter. I know, I'm married, but my wife works long hours and is never home, so I get lonely. Does this make me a bad person ? If so, I'll stop trying immediately. I just wanted everyone's input and possibly their approval as I'm not very good at thinking for myself.
Thanks for reading, and most of all...caring.
Your friend, Lovely Ed
Lukpacite...and proud of it ! I'm not hungry, I'm full, so don't feed me.