Engineer IDs

BG = Bernie Grundman
CB = Chris Bellman
dP = Dave Polster
DS = Duncan Stanbury
GD / Grazz = Graeme Durham
GP = George Piros
JA = Jack Adams
KPG = Kevin Gray
Kr = Daniel Krieger
mf = Michael Fanos
Porky = George Peckham
RG = Rob Grenell
RL = Bob Ludwig
RKS = Ryan K Smith
TK = Rob Grenell
tone = Tony Bridge
Wally = Wally Traugott
WG = Wes Garland
RJ = Ray Janos
—..— = David Turner
Recent Activity
posted a review of ZZ Top - The ZZ Top Sixpack. about 1 month ago
I have always read a lot complaining about this CD regarding the remixing of the drums so I did an A/B of an original 1976 Tejas. To me the drums barely exist on the original vinyl. The drums sound like hitting a pillow on a mattress. On the... See full review
submitted The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Romulan Records. 3 months ago
Fun stuff but I would not pay big money for any of them. They were all done on the cheap. Every one of these I have plays no better than VG no matter how clean they look. However being that it is garage and surf I am much more forgiving about the... See full review
submitted Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'. 7 months ago
Perfect pressing. Dead quiet. Mastering is great. It sounds better than the CD so I am happy as can be.
posted a comment on Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz. 8 months ago
God damn does this record sound good! Yes there is a little distortion from Ray's keyboard but that has nothing to do with the production or pressing. The band is off the rails. It is very accessible to people who might buy the occasional jazz record.... See full review
submitted Thee Headcoatees - We Got 7 Inches, But We Wanted Twelve!. 8 months ago
submitted Dwarves - Lucky Tonight. 8 months ago
posted a review of Various - Club Africa. 8 months ago
This is an awesome compilation and good starting point for the genre. However don't feel too bad if you can only find this on CD. This 2xLP set comes in a thin slip jacket with generic white inner sleeves. Disappointingly the photography/artwork is... See full review
posted a comment on Joe Craven. 8 months ago
Joe Craven was also in a band called "Way Out West" with Tracy Walton and Bill Edwards. They put out a couple of CDs under that name. "Way Out West - Twisted Roots" is excellent.
posted a comment on Lee 'Scratch' Perry* - Disco Devil Vol. 1 (5 Classic Discomixes From The Black Ark Studio 1977-9). 10 months ago
Love the selections. Love the artwork. However the vinyl sounds really noisy to me. I thought something was wrong with my needle at first until I swapped it out. Maybe my ears have been ruined by listening to all the Blue Note re-issues coming out... See full review
posted a comment on Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series. 10 months ago
From what I understand this is not a "one and done" deal and the point of the Classic and Blue Note 80 series is to keep good quality records in print. There should be no need to pay nose bleed prices for any of these but you may need to be patient... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123). 11 months ago
The audio quality sounds better than the CD in my opinion however the packaging was terrible. The jackets were rough cardboard on the inside with the glued seam in contact with the vinyl. No liners. The jackets were also loosely packed in the box with... See full review
submitted Ministry - Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984). 11 months ago
submitted The Clash - Combat Rock. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Bongripper - Satan Worshipping Doom. 11 months ago
I posted the runout matrix etching of my 2015/180g version. Maybe that helps.
Hopefully someone with a 2013 will do the same.
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda. 12 months ago
No warp on mine. Maybe I got lucky. I second everything this Gyser says on audio quality. No disappointments.
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon. 12 months ago
The kind of people who say this doesn't sound good are the same people with $20,000 turntables and think they can hear the difference between cork and felt slip mats. Whatever. I am listening to records in my living room with a mid range system not in... See full review
posted a review of The Stooges - The Stooges. about 1 year ago
I am listening to this right now and it is very quiet pressing. The mastering was done extremely well. This is one you want!
posted a comment on Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder. about 1 year ago
Tight packing helps prevent jacket splits in shipping from when the gorillas as the post office are playing frisbee with your records. Maybe some people live in a country like Japan where the mail carrier handles your packages like eggs but in America... See full review
submitted Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um. about 1 year ago
No the tracks are not edited the same way as the original. It's kind of an odd record.
posted a comment on Steely Dan - Aja. about 1 year ago
Same. I haven't done an A-B test with the US version but it sounds gorgeous. On top of that it has a super glossy laminated jacket instead of the matte finish.