THE DAMNED THE BLACK ALBUM 1990 CHISWICK ACE RECORD 2 TEST PRESSING LP - rare vinyl collector item


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THE DAMNED THE BLACK ALBUM 1990 CHISWICK / ACE RECORD 2 TEST PRESSING LP

THE DAMNED THE BLACK ALBUM 1990 CHISWICK  ACE RECORD 2 TEST PRESSING LP
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#18097
Ebay Item #
291970826751
Sold Price
$1003.34
Bids
38
Auction End date
02 Jan 2017
Seller Location
Lincoln

Item Description


echo2ndhand
The Damned
The Black Album Record 2

1990 TEST PRESSING LP

DOUBLE TEST PRESSING PRODUCED FOR 1990 REISSUE WIKM2 91

COMES WITH CHISWICK LABEL COPY A4 SHEET ATTACHED

ONLY RECORD 2 HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES TO DATE

Ace / Chiswick Records

- 12-inch 33rpm, 7-track vinyl album

- matrix [stamped to run-off area] DMD - 2617 A-1/1-90

- with Sonopress paper labels

- made in Germany

- sleeve as issued by pressing plant with label copy A4 sheet affixed

- a note about test pressings:

TEST PRESSINGS are manufactured to test the quality of the finished product before pressing thousands of records. Test pressings are made to ensure that the grooves themselves are clean, deep enough and formed correctly; that the grooves, label and centre hole are not off-centre; that the vinyl does not warp. Test pressings are supposed to be destroyed, but most of them end up being kept by the people to whom they are sent...

Only a few [*] test pressings are made for each record (usually 5–25 copies with plain white labels). These are sent out to the record company after first being checked by the quality control department at the pressing plant. The record company will then send copies to the Producer as well as the Artist and often a copy to the Cutting Engineer. Test Pressings are usually pressed on a special press that is very high quality and used only for test pressings. It is regularly serviced and only pure virgin [**] vinyl is used for these discs. Consequently, white label test pressings are always highly sought after by collectors “in the know” because they will have the best sound quality that’s possible to get.

[*] Vinyl records are pressed using metal stampers and these stampers gradually deteriorate during the manufacturing process and so are usually replaced after every 500 to 1000 pressings. Test pressings have the highest sound quality as they are the very FIRST records to be pressed from a new set of stampers

[**] Virgin vinyl, is pure vinyl, not including any re-grounds or other extraneous material. Re-grounds are made from recycled vinyl, produced by grinding up faulty records and then melting these grounds down and combining them with virgin vinyl. For albums, usually only a low percentage of re-grounds are used, perhaps 20 or 25%, but often with 7” 45rpm records the percentage can go up to 50/50


VINYL:NEAR MINT

- vinyl: all looking good, no marks, possibly played twice at best

- labels: as issued
SLEEVE: EXCELLENT
- as issued by Sonopress with notations
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Visually graded to 'Record Collector' guidelines:

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PACKING
- sent in a professional 12" mailer with extra card protection

- see 'Postage and payments' tab above for rates

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RETURNS?

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