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1980 UK ONE-SIDED TEST PRESSING
A-SIDE TEST PRESSING TO THE DOUBLE A-SIDE PROMO OF "THERE AINT' NO SANITY CLAUSE"
Chiswick Records CHIS 139 (DJ) [CHIS 139 B DJ - 1U stamped matrix]
- 7-inch 45rpm, 1-track vinyl single
- with plain blue paper labels, solid centre
- plain black die-cut sleeve
- 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 5â€“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
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 â€˜in the knowâ€™ because they will have the best sound
quality that itâ€™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 7â€ 45rpm records the percentage can go up to 50/50
VINYL: NEAR MINT
- clean labels, hand-written information with date stamp '-7 NOV 1980'
- probably played twice; superb, flat vinyl
- clean, small tear
:Visually graded to 'Record Collector' guidelines::
POSTAGE & PACKING:
Sent in a professional 7-inch mailer with extra card protection
Once your bid has been submitted, you are therefore accepting these P&P rates, that subsequently cannot be re-negotiated at a later time:RETURNS?
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