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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.
A classic set by this mighty bluegrass group – one that includes their wonderful "Ruby Are You Mad", plus the originals "Thanks For All The Yesterdays", "Siempre", and "Midnight Angel" – plus a version of Merle Haggard's "The Fighting Side Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
The title kind of sums it all up – as Ernest Tubb gets to try his hand at some cool 60s country – with titles that include "Tommy's Doll", "Saturday Satan Sunday Saint", "Games Poeple Play", "Carroll County Accident", "She's Lookin Better By ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bill Anderson's backup group takes off on their own – serving up a mixed set of instrumentals, plus a few vocal tracks too! Titles include "Up & Atom", "Nickels Quarters & Dimes", "Before I Met You", "Black Mountain Rag", "Sunny Gem", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Trouble's Back In Town", "She Thinks I Still Care", "Fool #1", "I'm Gonna Change Everything", "Just For Old Times Sake", "Day After Day", and a surprisingly nice version of Bobby Darin's "Things". LP, Vinyl record album
Ernest Tubb & The Troubadours at the height of their powers – playing live in Tulsa, on tracks that include "Old Love New Tears", "Steel Guitar Rag", "Drivin Nails In My Coffin", "Redskin Rag", "Women Make A Fool Out Of Me", and "Watch ... LP, Vinyl record album
Early RCA work from the great Porter Wagoner – with titles that include "Company's Comin", "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down", "Come On In", "Shutters & Boards", "Be Careful Of Stones You Throw", and "Bad News Travels Fast". LP, Vinyl record album
The closest you'll ever get to a classic country karaoke record – with instrumental versions of songs by Buck Owens, Roger Miller, Sonny James, Little Jimmy Dickens, and others – all ready for your vocals! LP, Vinyl record album