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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
Why do these labels always feel like they have to take a great artist and dress up their wonderfully understated soul cuts with some flavor of the month remixes? Because there's always one or two takes on their songs that cast them in a wonderful new light! Francois K and Eric Kupper do a great ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Promo version of these 2 tracks from the Stolen Moments compilation. Both tracks are done in live versions – the Pharcyde "Rubbers" with The Groove Collective, and the Roots' "Proceed" with Joe Sample and Phil Woods. 12-inch, Vinyl record
From the heyday of early Full Force productions, a nice single from UTFO's early days with verses about the popular mid-80's topic of MC biters. Includes some nice beatboxing done to sound like Popeye and scratching by Mix Master Ice. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A killer dancefloor stormer that never gets old, not even after it was illegally sampled by Black Box. The cut's a great one, and is the record that will forever be Loleatta Holloway's most remembered – and for good reason! 12-inch, Vinyl record