The playing surfaces have retained their shine with very little to see, just some very fine sleeve-removal lines and a few light surface marks, but there is nothing significant anywhere. I've played the entire record and it sounds fantastic with almost nothing to report. It played superbly from start to finish and the whole album sounded amazing. The audio was Near Mint (NM) except for two minor issues: in common with almost every copy I've ever played there was a little bit of fuzziness near the end of side one (mainly in'She's Leaving Home'), and there was some background noise in the long fade at the end of'A Day in the Life', but there was nothing loud or intrusive anywhere. This is an exceptional audio performance which would be hard to beat.
Apart from the two minor issues mentioned above I would play-grade this album as Near Mint (NM), so taking them into account I would have no hesitation to play-grade both sides as a SAFE Excellent plus (Ex+). Labels: No writing, damage, stickers etc, just spindle marking. Sleeve: The laminated gatefold sleeve looks great with no seam splits, writing, stickers etc, just some minor signs of age and use.There are small creases near the spine, edges and opening and some slight wear to the corners, but there are no significant issues. This is among the best 1st press stereo covers that I've seen. Inner sleeve and cutouts: Both genuine and original.
The inner sleeve has one small (2cm) motion split to one side seam, and some minor creasing and signs of use, but there are no other splits or tears and this is a well-above-average example. Detracting features not covered above: None. A complete and original example which looks and sounds great.
Information about descriptions and gradings. My items are always described accurately and fairly.
I always do my best to point out any blemishes which might detract from the item and all photographs are of the actual item you will get. Where gradings are given these are based on.
The UK RECORD COLLECTOR GRADING SYSTEM. This grading system differs from some other grading systems, in particular the Goldmine grading system. The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing. The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch.
Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc. The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump.The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced. The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing. The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler. Visually-graded vinyl vs play-graded vinyl.
Many people collect vinyl and never play it, whereas other people collect records because they want to play them. A visual grading will identify physical flaws (such as scratches) and can help determine whether a record has been cared-for properly, but it will not identify noise or crackle caused by non-visible sources.Most vintage records are likely to have some background noise even if they look perfect. I believe that records are for playing and so I try to play-grade records whenever possible. I always state in the listing if I have played a record prior to listing it. If I have play-graded the record I will usually only give a brief description of how the record looks i. The grading in the listing will be a play-grading and may be slightly different from the grading that the record would receive from a purely visual inspection. Most vintage records are not 100% perfectly flat and so I will only mention this aspect if it is very significant or has an impact on the way the record sounds. If I haven't play-graded the record, it will be given a visual grading. Mono records and stereo records have different grooves.
A stereo record produces a stereo sound via both lateral and vertical groove modulation whereas a mono record is not intended to produce any sound from vertical modulation. Playing a mono record with a stereo cartridge will create distortion because it is trying to pick-up the vertical (stereo) part of the signal, whereas this is not intended to be heard on a mono record and so is just noise.
Using a pre-amp with a mono switch will eliminate the noise caused by vertical modulation leaving just the lateral groove signal which is how the record was intended to be heard. Based on the assumption that most people choosing to listen to a mono record will have the right equipment to listen to it, I play all mono records via a pre-amp with a mono switch. My play-grading is based on how the record sounds when played through a mono switch. If you do not have a mono switch on your amp or pre-amp you will be reproducing the noise from the vertical part of the signal and so the record will not sound as good.
This is not any fault of the record, it is inherent to playing any mono record through a system that it was not designed for. I have some very simple terms and conditions.My items are fully guaranteed. If it is not as described. I care about the records I sell and believe that they need to be carefully and securely packaged to ensure that they survive their journey through the post. Vinyl is removed from the sleeve for posting and the contents will be protected with rigid cardboard stiffeners. Packages are labelled "Do not bend" and securely sealed with "FRAGILE" parcel tape. I support the use of recycled materials and so I may sometimes use recycled packaging. If you wish your item to be sent in entirely new packaging please let me know before paying for it. My P&P charges are'totally transparent'.
Sending items costs more than just the stamps on the package. But I try not to charge more for packing and posting your item than it actually costs me to do so. To cover some of these expenses. I add a nominal figure to the basic cost charged at the post office athough the actual cost to me is higher than this.To quote an exact cost for every LP is difficult because of the wide variance in weight e. Abbey Road weighs around 230 grams whereas Led Zeppelin III weighs around 390 grams. But the majority of single LPs, when packed, will weigh around 550 grams and I have based my P&P rates on this.
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Please wait for my invoice before paying. To any country OUTSIDE the UK. Overseas orders will ONLY be sent tracked and/or signed. The item "BEATLES SGT PEPPER 1st UK PRESS STEREO, CUTOUTS, INNER SUPERB NEAR MINT AUDIO" is in sale since Saturday, October 31, 2020.This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "eachtohisown" and is located in Musley Hill. This item can be shipped worldwide.