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PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on May 03, 2014 12:46 PM EDT
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Using the wooden strips, make a box around the glass plate. Seal off the edges using the window cement. Make sure everything is air tight." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Place your record inside the box making sure that the portion to be copied is facing upward. Squeeze in some window cement to mark where the hole in the record is." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Mix the silicone (Smooth On OOMOO 30 or OOMOO 25) for about 3 minutes before pouring in to the mold." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Pour in the mixture. Start from one corner and let it fill-up the mold to about half a centimeter. Make sure it’s even. Let it dry for 6 hours." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Peel off the silicone from the cast. Cut off the excess using a cutter." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Pour the liquid plastic on top of the silicone cast." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Make sure that nothing spills over the round form. You can also brush off any air bubbles that might occur." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "Carefully loosen the plate from the silicone form. Using a drill press, bore a hole through the center of the plate. You can use the silicone form as a template to make more copies." (Credit: Cocky Gold))
PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate (Photo : "There you have it. Your very own pirated record!" (Credit: Cocky Gold))

Vinyl has made quite the resurgence in popular culture--or at least to Brooklyn hipsters of all stripes.

I've always thought that having your own vinyl pressings (if you're a musician, of any kind) is one of the coolest feats for musical outreach. And yet, other than vinyl, physical pressings and media is on its way out the door.

But thanks to the blog, Cocky Gold, making your own bootleg vinyl is a process so easy that you can do it in your own home without fail.

Materials needed for the process: word panels, a glass plate, window seal, silicone and one vinyl record.

Thus, for you Classicalites, the process has been pirated for your viewing and vinyl-making pleasure. Follow the steps carefully and have your own bootlegs up and ready before the night falls.

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TagsCocky Gold, Vinyl Pressing, Bootlegging