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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.
The great electro classic – and one that will make you pop so much your shoulders will get sore! The single features the long "Din Daa Daa remix" – with lots of nice parts that drop out, and have the chorus popping out with great isolated sound. Also features the dub mix, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A classic club cut that's almost in the Frankie Smith or Indeep mode. The cut's got catchy choppy guitar riffing, and begins with some spoken vocals that could almost be rap – but not really. The hook's a winner, though – and the cut is proof that underground soul was still going ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A huge hit for LTD, and why not, with its irresistible hook and nice boogie rhythm that keeps it in regular rotation in old school sets from coast to coast, but that we still never tire of – presented here in a promo-only special disco version! 12-inch, Vinyl record
One of Grace's best club tracks from the early 80s – a bubbling dubby track that was one of the fruits of her work with the team of Sly & Robbie! The track's backed by "JA Guys", which is a dubbed up version of "My Jamaican Guy" – sounding even nicer than the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A breakin' classic – and the record that almost got Arthur Baker into a lot of trouble! The track's presented here in the original pic sleeve version – very abstract cover art and label notes, almost obscuring Baker's original relation to the tune – quite possibly why he felt ... 12-inch, Vinyl record