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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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