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    Default Slip mats, just for looks, or is there more to them?

    As the title says, I've recently bought a pair of technics and need some new slip mats for them.There are so many on the internet and eBay, are they purely just for looks or are certain ones better for mixing? I don't scratch so don't need the really thin ones for that.Which are the best ones for mixing?Or the best quality ones?Ive seen these ones on eBay, what's hour thoughts on these?

    http:// http://www.ebay.com/itm/400574036937?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649

    http:// http://www.ebay.com/itm/400586054343?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649

    http:// http://www.ebay.com/itm/190909023205?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649
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    It's all down to personal preference.

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    Try now sorry :-)
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    I use thud rumble slipmats (I use butter rugs and flying carpets, but also have trip mats) because they perform best for me when scratching and juggling. You can get white ones and decorate them however you like.

    Table cloths are nice too.

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    SLIPMATS purpose is for back cueing and scratching. Lets it slip enough to keep the platter moving when your holding the record and grips good enough to instantly catch when you release the record. Turntables vary in torque even between same brand turntables. I'd recommend Dr. Suzuki Table Clothes they have adjustable sheets to put under the slipmat to vary the gripi-ness.

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    Dr Suzuki, Sicmats, Zomo slipmats are all good for normal mixing.
    If you want them more slippy for scratching add a sheet or 2 of baking paper between the platter and the mats, or buy some butter rugz. Any paper will do really, apart from waxed paper as the wax will rub off onto the platter and the underside of your mats.

    Stay away from the screen printed ones where they've used paint that sits on the top as the paint can scratch your vinyl and the layer of crusty paint on the top makes no sense, to me. Ideally you want the vinyl laying on a nice soft surface instead like the underside of those kind of mats, so I turn them over or use my own mats if I turn up to find decks fitted with those kind of mats.

    Ink printed or dyed mats are much better as the ink or dye penetrates the mat leaving the top nice and soft and doesn't flake or crack and wear away like the the paint ones do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie View Post
    Dr Suzuki, Sicmats, Zomo slipmats are all good for normal mixing.
    If you want them more slippy for scratching add a sheet or 2 of baking paper between the platter and the mats, or buy some butter rugz. Any paper will do really, apart from waxed paper as the wax will rub off onto the platter and the underside of your mats.

    Stay away from the screen printed ones where they've used paint that sits on the top as the paint can scratch your vinyl and the layer of crusty paint on the top makes no sense, to me. Ideally you want the vinyl laying on a nice soft surface instead like the underside of those kind of mats, so I turn them over or use my own mats if I turn up to find decks fitted with those kind of mats.

    Ink printed or dyed mats are much better as the ink or dye penetrates the mat leaving the top nice and soft and doesn't flake or crack and wear away like the the paint ones do.
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    I got the Traktor butter rugs. They look and feel great IMO.
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    I like regular felt mats for all-round DJ use. I find Butter Rugs and the like too slippery for mixing, although a lot of it comes down to taste and what you're used to.

    The worst slipmats I ever bought were made by Vestax. They bought out these mats that were supposed to "revolutionise" the slipmat game. They were really thick and made out of a plastic-type material. They were expensive too - I'm sure they were about 30 a pair and that was years ago, back when the PDX-2000 MK1 first came out. They absolutely SUCKED though, haha.

    Hippie's advise is solid.

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    i use butter rugs (extra frosting) plus i put a cut out wax record sleeve under the slipmat.

    Man those things will spin!

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