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Vinyl: LED ZEPPELIN II 1969 Atlantic SD 8236 "RL" "SS" "PR" Presswell 1841 Broadway PC

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75.00 USD
23 May 2020
16 May 2020
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1949
69
United States
Used
Led Zeppelin
Vinyl
Atlantic
United States
Rock
Blues Rock
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I take great care with my vinyl and do a thorough cleaning using an archival-quality cleaning and rinse with lab-grade purified water- nothing harsh on my records. I clean on a device I designed and built myself and the results are as good as any of the high-end RCM's costing thousands of dollars more. I use a strong halogen side light sometimes looking at small marks with a strong hand-held lens inspect them before assigning a visual grade.

Most Importantly- I also take the time to play-grade the record on my system (Technics SL1200 with an Ortofon Blue cartridge) to establish the fidelity of the recording and pressing as well as the condition of the LP. This helps to ensure that the description of the record will match the play experience you have on your own system.


Led Zeppelin II


Robert Ludwig "hot" master. Good copy of this hard to find and very desirable release. Has all the right markings: "RL" (Robert Ludwig) "SS" (Sterling Sound) 1841 Broadway on the labels. "PR" (Presswell Pressing) on the labels. I did an A/B comparison to other copies I have and this played with a noticeably stronger attack to the drumming and a growl to the bass that the GP copies didn't have.

Has some hairlines and light scratches. This copy is not dead quiet but, I listened to both sides and I haven't done that in 40 years and found it very enjoyable. The noise I heard was not an issue for me.

Please see my more complete description below. Deep cleaned so it will not need a cleaning unless you have an ultrasonic machine.



Condition and Audio Quality:

The LP has been visually inspected and play graded. Both sides look very clean but I always recommend a good cleaning for older records, even in this fine condition, to remove any inner sleeve fibers that may have accumulated over the years.


Side 1 (etched: ST-A-691 671-B- LW AT RL SS W): (G)- (VG) play depending on where you are on the side. (G) visual. The record has a good gloss and no spindle trails on the label. There are hairlines, a few light scuff lines and a few long scratches. There are tics noticeable throughout and some crackle in spots. I did not hear any loud pops. Definitely no skips. A few clicks noticeable 1/2-way through "The Lemon Song". I found this very enjoyable to play (loud).

Side 2 (etched: ST-A-691 672-C- LW RL SS W): (VG) play- slightly better than side 1. (VG) visual. The record has a good gloss and no spindle trails on the label. There are hairlines, a set of hazy scuff marks and a few scratches. There are tics noticeable throughout and some crackle in spots. I did not hear any loud pops. Definitely no skips. I found this very enjoyable to play (loud).


The jacket is in (G) condition. Loved but not abused. Edge wear on all sides. The corners are fuzzy. Slightly faded overall.

The inner sleeve is (VG). It has the original Atlantic color marketing inner. Some spotting in areas. A little ragged along the top. This rare record is in a new MOFI anti-static and anti-scratch master sleeve to protect it.


Genre/Sub Genre/Featured Instruments : Rock / blues rock

Label: Atlantic SD 8236

Format: 1 x LP Stereo

Country: US Pressing

Year Released: 1969


Shipping : Album will be placed inside new 2 ml. poly outer sleeve. Record and inner sleeve are placed between the jacket and outer sleeve to prevent jacket splits during shipping. Shipped in pro-quality #200 LP mailer w/padding.



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I have been very unhappy with the variation in grading I see between record sellers. While all grading seems to reference the Goldmine grading standards, there are subtle variations in a condition that can make a big difference in the sonic enjoyment of a record, especially at the higher quality end of the grading spectrum. As such, I have created my own grading standards for records and jackets that points out these finer differences.

(SS) Still Sealed : "Still Sealed" is a grade I am reserving for factory-sealed records that have never been opened. This grade assumes the disc inside is undamaged and in "Mint" condition but this cannot be verified until the disc is opened and examined. The jacket will have its original shrink wrap.

(M) Mint: "Mint " is a grade I am reserving for a perfect record. There are no scratches, scuffs, hairlines, fingerprints, spindle marks or other indications that it has been handled or played. The jacket will have its original shrink which is opened. The are no corner bumps, scratches, marks, creases or other signs of jacket wear.

(M-) Mint Minus: A "Mint Minus" record may have one very light paper scuff but no hairlines or other surface scratches. It looks clean and unplayed . I may also use a "Mint Minus" to grade a sealed record that has corner bumps or tears in the shrink wrap.

(NM) Near Mint: "Near Mint" is a record that is virtually flawless, clean and glossy. A near perfect, rarely-played record. May play with some very light and occasional dust or static related light noise that is only heard in the quietest passages. The vinyl and label surfaces show no obvious sign of wear. It looks clean with the factory shine and there may be a very light, barely visible paper scuff or two and a few light hairlines but no scratches. An LP jacket has no seam splits or any other obvious signs of wear but one or two light creases are acceptable. Ring wear should be almost invisible. No punch holes or other discount marks. Very minimal corner bumps. Artist signatures are the only acceptable forms of handwriting for this grade. Basically, "Near Mint" looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.

(NM-) Near Mint Minus : Same as above, yet shows a few very light hairlines which have no effect on the sonic quality. The record will have its factory gloss and ?rainbow luster? and only light spindle marks. Ring wear is minimal but starting to show lightly at the top and bottom. The jacket may have discount cuts or sales stickers, which will be noted. Artist signatures and minimal owner marks are the only acceptable forms of handwriting for this grade.

(VG++) Very Good Plus Plus: Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show signs of use and may have slight paper scuffs or very light surface scratches that only reveal themselves in the quietest of passages and don't detract from the overall sonic quality. Most factory shine is still present. Slight edge warps that do not affect the tracking or sound quality are OK and will be noted. An LP jacket may have some signs of ring wear and shelf wear and a small corner bump or two these are minimal and acceptable for this grade. A small seam split is also acceptable and will be noted. Light owner signatures, DJ marks and other forms of handwriting are acceptable for this grade. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be a showcase piece. All but the most discriminating collectors will find a ?Very Good Plus? record highly acceptable.

(VG+) Very Good Plus: Many of the defects found in a VG++ record are more pronounced in a VG+ disc but it is still a keeper. Surface noise is evident upon playing, but does not overwhelm the music. Groove wear will start to be audible and a random click, tic or soft pop may be evident but will not detract from the enjoyment of the recorded material. The jacket may have a seam split or ring wear and labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. A small light stain or some discoloring may be evident. The cover may exhibit a combination of these flaws but they will not overwhelm the piece.

(VG) Very Good: A VG disc will have more flaws but it is still a keeper. Surface noise is evident upon playing but does not overpower the music. Groove wear will be audible along with occasional pops and tics but there are no skips. The jacket may have a significant seam split and the spine may be seriously flaked. Labels and jackets may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. A small light stain or some discoloring may be evident. The cover may exhibit a combination of these flaws but they will not overwhelm the piece.

(G+) Good Plus, (G) Good: ?Good? means acceptable?not completely roached. The grade I usually reserve for listing the rarest of records. A record in ?Good? condition can be put onto a turntable and will play but it will it will have significant audible surface noise. A jacket or sleeve has larger seam splits and there may be significant water stains. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.

Special Note :

(+) Plus: An extra "p lus? may be added occasionally to a grade to highlight the finer points of some better grades.




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                        On May-23-20 at 07:01:23 PDT, seller added the following information:

                        Some people have been asking me how much noise? What type of noise? Does it overwhelm the music?

                        I think I’ve provided a reasonable description from listening to this on my system, which is a reasonably good system. Depending on the quality of your system you may hear more, or less, noise than me. The question of whether the noise overwhelms the music is the important one. When I was young I could enjoy music on an old staticky car tube radio. Then I discovered hi-fidelity and spent enormous energy on high-end equipment and tweaks and I bought music to listen to my gear . Now I’m a recovering audiophile and I am willing to accept a few flaws, let go, and I allow the music to wash over me. This is a used, not abused, record. It has some noise but I am willing to accept the flaws in this case because it is a part of music history. I am also a person who likes scars in leather, a patina on my silver jewelry and I think rust is beautiful. If you are concerned about how much noise is on this copy you will miss the experience. This is not the record for you. This may seem like a long and evasive answer, but it’s really not.