- Joined on November 10, 2009
I'm a music collector and enthusiast for more than 40 years now.
I always try to offer the finest and most accurately described and graded records I can find.
I try, to the best of my ability to describe as accurately and as honesty as I can all the items I offer for sale with all the relevant information I can think of to help any potential bidder and collector.
I clean every record with Nitty Gritty Record Master Cleaning Machine using its Pure Groove professional solution and, not always but very often, I Play-Grade the record I offer in its entirety to search for any potential defect, not just a little bit here and there to guess a grade.
I listen to the LPs on a Shindo-Garrard 301 turntable with SME 3012 tonearm and Ortofon SPU Mono GM MK II cartridge for mono LPs, or Ortofon AS-309S with Ortofon SPU GM E MK II for stereo ones.
All the pictures I use for your guidance are taken with a digital camera, they are NOT improved, cleaned-up or made better looking than they are with camera trickery or enhancing with digital programmes. What you see is what you get. The only thing I cannot guarantee is exact colour matching - this depends on the lighting at the time and that is out of my control, but I feel sure most items will be very close to the actual real item.
....and last, but not least, here are my feedback on eBay: http://feedback.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=nopursuit2&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true
Thanks for your interest and good luck.
Quattro parole per presentarmi:
Sono un appassionato di musica e collezionista di dischi da oltre 40 anni.
Cerco sempre di descrivere i dischi e di valutarne le condizioni con la maggiore accuratezza possibile e per quanto mi è possibile di fornire informazioni rilevanti che possono interessare ogni potenziale compratore ed aiutare il collezionista nell'acquisto.
Pulisco ogni disco utilizzando la macchina lavadischi Nitty Gritty Record Master ed il suo liquido di pulizia.
Ascolto attentamente ed integralmente la quasi totalità dei miei dischi in vendita, alla ricerca di potenziali difetti non prevedibili ad un esame esclusivamente visivo.
Infatti, può succedere che piccoli difetti possano passare inosservati ad una valutazione puramente visiva o ad un ascolto spot, fatto qua e là, tanto per ottenere una valutazione generica delle condizioni del disco.
D'altro canto, altre volte accade che dischi segnati e usurati suonino ancora incredibilmente bene!
Ascolto i dischi mono utilizzando un giradischi Shindo Garrard 301 equipaggiato con un braccio SME 3012 e una testina Ortofon SPU Mono GM MK II e i dischi stereo con una testina Ortofon SPU GM E MK II montata su un braccio Ortofon AS-309S (12").
Tutte le foto sono state fatte dal sottoscritto con una digital camera ed inserite nell'inserzione senza alcuna miglioria o modifica software di fotoritocco. Chiaramente, non posso garantire la perfetta rispondenza dei colori alla realtà, dato che dipende dalle condizioni di illuminazione, ma sono certo che la maggior parte degli oggetti saranno praticamente identici all'oggetto reale.
....ah, date anche un'occhiata ai miei feedback su eBay: http://feedback.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=nopursuit2&ftab=AllFeedback&myworld=true
Grazie per la vostra attenzione e buona fortuna.
CONTACT & GRADING
My grading standard according to the Goldmine's:
MINT (M) I use this term only for Still Sealed brand new record.
NEAR MINT (NM) It should appear to be perfect. NM records are shiny, with no defects. No scuffs, marks or scratches on the vinyl. Probably unplayed. No blotches or stains, sticker labels or writing, no tears or seam splits on the jacket. No spindle marks, writing, stickers on the labels. Near Mint means perfect, only opened. Nothing on vinyl, nothing on cover.
NEAR MINT MINUS (NM-) Otherwise Near Mint but it has one or two tiny inconsequential flaws or light scuffs that do not affect play. Playing it, it means that only 4 or 5 very light minor static ticks or very light surface noise quite imperceptible, audible in quiet passages, are acceptable. Covers are close to perfect with minor signs of wear or age just becoming evident: slight ring-wear, minor denting to a corner, or writing on the cover should all be noted properly.
EXCELLENT PLUS (EX+) The record has been handled and played infrequently or very carefully. Not too far from perfect. On a disc, there may be light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of a sleeve. A very slight mark or hairline that did not affect play but may cause quite inaudible very light ticks (a few times on the disc), audible only in quiet passages, or some very light rustling (very light surface noise), would be EX+. No strong pops, loud repeating clicks or distortion.
EXCELLENT (EX) or VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS (VG++) A little bit worse than above. The record has been handled and played infrequently or very carefully. Not too far from perfect. On a disc, there maybe light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of a sleeve or some of the original luster may be lost. A very slight scratch that did not affect play but may cause quite inaudible ticks, crackling and perhaps some minor repeating clicks for no more than 5 revolutions. Maybe some light surface noise in the quiet passages. No strong pops, clicks or loud tics or distortion.
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+) The record has been handled and played infrequently or very carefully. Not too far from perfect. On a disc, there may be light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of a sleeve or some of the original luster may be lost. One or two very slight scratches that did not affect play but could cause some light repeating tics or pops would be acceptably VG+. Again, no strong pops, skips, jumps or distortion.
VERY GOOD (VG) Record displays visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, light surface scratches, groove wear and spindle trails. Some audible surface noise or light distortion and a few strong pops but should not overwhelm the musical experience. Usually a cover is VG when one or two of these problems are evident: ring wear, seam splits, bent corners, loss of gloss, stains, etc.
GOOD (G) Well played with little luster and significant noise or distortion. It could play with some strong pops or repeating clicks. Despite defects, record should still play all the way through without skipping. Several cover flaws will be apparent, but should not obliterate the artwork.
POOR (P) Records are cracked, impossibly warped, or skip and/or repeat. Covers are very heavily damaged.
SOME GENERAL GUIDES TO WEAR AND CONDITIONS TO HELP YOU:
My Use of Description Terminology.
Surface Marks = Superficial, usually light marks, hairlines or light scuffs that very rarely sound.
Scratch = a needle mark that goes below the record's surface, some will sound, some will not, my play-grade will inform.
Surface Noise = Mild, light sound, usually light crackle or rustle.
Sound distortion = Break up of the actual sound caused by groove wear or damage from a chipped stylus.
PS: I HAVE MANY ALBUM FOR SALE NOT LISTED ON DISCOGS, YET.
ASK ME FOR THE COMPLETE LIST ON .XLS FILE.