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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.
Early 90s Death Row G-funk from Snoop Doggy Dogg – not as cuddly as he became in later years, but as smooth as ever – as classic a slice of a sound and era as you'll find in west coast hip hop! 12-inch, Vinyl record
On one of his first tracks since Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip definitely aims for the dancefloor with two remixes of "Vivrant Thing". One featuring Q-Tip, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes, and the other featuring Da Franchise, Sonya Blade, Captain, and Harry O. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Easily the best of the early Banner singles, with two great examples of prime southern rap. "Like A Pimp" uses the classic Drag Rap sample and features Lil Flip. "Might Getcha" is one of the hardest crunk tracks ever produced by Lil Jon – sparse, ominous, and absolutely ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
What It Is features Busta Rhymes with production by the Neptunes. Put Your Hands Up features LL Cool J with production by Swizz Beats. And Grimey features NORE, with production by the Neptunes. You get 3 12s here. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Two cuts from the Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop with the classic DITC sound. Both these cuts have nice mid-tempo production sounding similar Showbiz and AG's "Soul Clap." "Best Kept Secret" features a verse from Fat Joe in one of his earliest appearances on wax. "View ... 12-inch, Vinyl record