The Vinyl Groove Records and Hi-Fi
a "Brick and Mortar" store that
offers vintage Hi-Fi equipment
parts and supplies
White Label Promo Copy
Record- Visual Grade VG+ ( thin inaudible surface scuff lines)
Play Grade- VG++
High Gloss Vinyl Sheen
Heavy Grade 1st Press Vinyl
Completely Play graded all the way through
quiet playing copy
Dynamic Proto Hard Rock Psyche!!
Front lower ring wear
Spine wear as viewed in pictures
Rear cover has Promo and track sticker
Visually and thoroughly played through graded
on a VPI HW-19 turntable
Utilizing an Audio Technica AT-33SV Moving Coil Cartridge
Every record sold is graded utilizing the Goldmine Grading Scale
And Cleaned With a VPI 16.5 record cleaning machine.
We incorporate a 4-step process
which includes the following:
~Wet clean with a enzyme based cleaning agent
~ 4 rotation suction of cleaning agent of record
~full distilled water rinse using a Mobile Fidelity brush
~4 rotation suction of the rinse off record
~ 2nd wet clean utilizing enzyme based cleaner and SRM brushes
~4 rotation suction of cleaning agent off record
~ Final rinse with distilled water STEAM
~ Final 4-rotation suction of steam rinse
GRADING SCALE PER GOLDMINE
Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with
NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No
scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains. No stickers address labels,
writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the
cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.
NEAR MINT or NM, M-
: this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very
little else can appear on the vinyl. It should play without any noise
over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see. The cover looks as close to
perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to
the cover (due to the outer edge of the vinyl resting inside) may be
acceptable, however the artwork is be as close to perfect as can be.
EXCELLENT or EX or VG++
: minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a
few scuffs and NO Scratches COVER: Artwork is still as close to perfect
as can be. Some impression to the cover (minor outer ring wear) but no
ink wear! Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and
obtrusive to the eye. The corners can show white (where the artwork
pasted slick was) meaning, slight wear. No seam splits or writing on the
cover or taped repairs can make this grade.
VERY GOOD PLUS or VG+
record shows wear, surface scuffs. The vinyl still has a great luster,
but the flaws will be noticeable to the naked eye. COVERS: A virtually
clean cover, but may have small writing on it.The artwork looks clean
with slightly more aging. The back of the cover usually gives away the
age of the cover. Flat white paper will be somewhat yellow yet no stains
or mildew from water damage. Some minor wear to the seams or spine, but
no tears or holes popping through. The corners will be slightly dog
eared yet no crackly bends, defacing the artwork. In essence, a VG+
cover should have no more than 3 flaws mentioned.
VERY GOOD or VG:
this record is a record that is good enough. They are not really going
to look very good,. There will almost always be some surface noise when
they are played. The Dynamics should still be excellent, overpowering
the surface noise. A VG record will appear well have been played but
still have some luster. VG covers will look worn, used. There may be
some seam splitting . There will be some ring wear, where the ink has
begun to wear off. Giving the cover a look of snow falling. If the
artwork looks snowy all over, it is less than VG condition. There may be
some writing on the cover (still, no Large letters in magic marker). It
will look aged and more yellowish due to contamination's in the air
(sometimes looking like cigarette smoke). Still it should be decent.
GOOD or G
A good record will look very well played, dull, grayish and possibly
abused. However a Good record should still play. It will have
distracting surface noise. Such as crackle that is continuous or some
hiss. Will also have some loss of dynamics caused from grooves being
worn. It should play without any skips or any obtrusively loud pops or
repeated clicks, caused by deep scratches. Good means that it will play
with some form of decency, so one can still enjoy the music even though
you can still hear noise caused from the wear. A Good cover will have
just about everything wrong with it. It will have seam splits (possibly
taped repaired, but only with scotch tape. No duct tape or masking tape
repairs. These are big turn offs. May have magic marker writing on the
cover but still if they are in huge letters, it is a big turn off.In
essence, the cover will looked virtually trashed, but some artwork will
still be noticed. If the artwork is worn, it is POOR and the cover is
Record is shipped outside of cardboard sleeve behind cover
and inserted into a 3mil protective sleeve.
Premium record mailers are used for shipping with double
cardboard protective backers.
We have shipped hi-fi all over the world with a 100% success rate.
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Item is described in full detail with mention of any defects .
Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal, if a mistake is made on our behalf
please e-mail us so we can remedy the situation before opening a case.
we strive for complete customer satisfaction