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About Rich Flores


Cutting Lacquers Since 1972

Walter Gibbons, and I started Melting Pot Sound, a dub plate disc recording service for DJ's in the summer of 1972.

Long after many years, I decided to give up the business in 1986 to go into the NEON sign business and sold my lathe on consignment to Robert S. Cosulich from TRANSCO PRODUCTS CORP in Linden, NJ There it was used to do lacquer quality control test cuts.

The Neumann cutting lathe and the HAECO SC-1 cutting head was the one used to cut The Misfits first 45 7 inch disc "Cough Cool", wound up in The Wakefield section of The Bronx, NY. then at TRANSCO CORP.

Last thing I heard in 2015 it was sold to someone in Japan, but not true I was destroyed at the Apollo fire where the lacquers were made in Banning, CA. I purchased this record cutting lathe in 1972 from A&R recording studios in New York.

1972 - 1975 Melting Pot Sound 70 Prospect  West Brooklyn, NY  then 425 W. 46 st. NY 10036.

1975 - 1976 SPECTRUM SOUND Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY Not much happened at this location.

1975 - 1976 Variety Recording Studios 131 W. 42nd St. NY 10036 with Fred Vargas.

1977 - Known for cutting The Misfits first 45 vinyl  "Cough Cool" 750 8th Ave, NY 10036, Pressed at The Romaba pressing plant. 

1979 - Flowers Mastering, at 750 8th Ave. New York, NY 10036. Located in the same building as the RGH Record pressing plant owned by George S. Srolovits.

1980 - Herb Abramson at A1-Sound Studios above The Beacon Theater.

1981 - Allied Recording Prod. 32-32 Greenpoint Ave. Lacquer production and lacquer cutting.

1984 - 4C Mastering Jamaica, NY Sold the lathe to Transco in Linden, NJ.

1985 - 1998 Neon  Glass bender - Sign Business.

2016 - Present, Manufacturing  Sapphire embossing styli and blank recording discs at NY Lathe Cuts Located in New York City.

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