Used Vinyl Store, Uff-Da Records, to Open in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD -- Vinyl is making a comeback in St. Cloud. Uff-Da Records, a used record store is ready to open in Crossroads Center, by the end of this month.
Owner and former St. Cloud Electric Fetus music buyer, Jeffrey Pederson says vinyl can give you a deeper sound if it was recorded in analog verses a digital recording.
"An older original or first or second run copy of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars by David Bowie on vinyl sounds unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable. Now you listen to the CD and it feels kind of vacant and they just can't recreate that."
Pederson says newly recorded albums on vinyl are very similar to the Mp3 or CD format because they were likely recorded in digital. But prior to the 1990s most music was recorded in analog so a vinyl record recorded in analog can have different sound qualities compared to a vinyl record recorded in digital.
Uff-Da is primarily a used record store but Pederson says he plans to soon have new releases, Uff-Da swag and vintage audio equipment.
"Once I open up the doors [the goal] is to create an account with a major vendor to get special orders on vinyl, CDs, DVDs, for people. And then hopefully that will blossom into having full blown new releases, new product and that's really my goal is to turn this into a well rounded store."
He also hopes to get vinyl cleaning systems and other record player accessories in the near future.
Pederson does have a Go-Fund Me page set up for anyone who would like to contribute to the store.
Uff-Da Records is in the former Fan HQ location next to Target. The former sports memorabilia store did have a small vinyl section that Pederson helped manage. Pederson says his main goal is to make the store a community gathering place, where people can relax, discover or rediscover some good tunes.