ED ZEPPELIN - BBC Sessions LP (RARE 4LP CLASSIC RECORDS Quiex SV-P) MINT. Cover=M-- LP=M- My LP grade.
(Side A, B, C, D)=10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10 Label=Classic Records Catalog#=SD 83061 1 Country of issue=USA. Album description: CLASSIC RECORDS Quiex SV-P vinyl reissue from 2005; box with minimal dings along the bottom, slight fading where Quiex sticker was, all four LPs are MINT-, played about three times from new (we bought it sealed). SS > M > M- > EX+ > EX > EX- > VG+ > VG > VG- > G+ > G > F > P > B.Browse other listings by category. Other popular records in my store. For other LPs and (if desired) add me to your favorite sellers. To be notified when new records are posted! See our full catalog by clicking TOSCA-Records. We use Record Collector Magazine's Grading Guide, it is essentially the same as Goldmine except for VG+ grade. Simply, substitute Goldmine VG+ for our EX, though our EX is more like VG++ most of the time (but not always)!
So how do we arrive at a particular grade? We establish a baseline grade and then start giving minuses for major or multiple issues (please review detailed descriptions). SS = (STILL SEALED) The record itself is in brand new condition, assumed never to have been played. M = (MINT) The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition.
Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint. M - = (MINT MINUS) MINT- is not MINT but is very close to it, near new, there might be a blemish or two, but overall record and jacket are like new or very close to new.
EX = (EXCELLENT) The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing. VG = (VERY GOOD) The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. G = (GOOD) The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches.
The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc. F = (FAIR) The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced. P = (POOR) The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc.
The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing. B = (BAD) The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler We also use + or - to adjust grades in between, so...
This scopes out to: SS/M/M-/EX+/EX/EX-/VG+/VG/VG-/G+/G/F/P/B LPs are graded visually and conservatively under many bright lights. If an LP has been play graded it will be indicated so and a grade 1-10 will be assigned to it.
Play graded means the record has been listened to from beginning to the end, both sides. We've learned not to get too excited when it is hard to determine the grade, this means, we always under-grade and not over-grade! I will NOT discuss my grading conventions or practices or attempt to convince you my grading method is the best or the right one. I feel my grade cover should give you a good clue as to the visual quality of the record.Sometimes, visually, the record may look better than its playback condition is, likewise, some records may look really bad but play very well, this too will alter final grade, meaning, the record may look VG but play EX, likewise, MINT- records must sound like MINT- or very very close to it, if not, it will get an EX, no matter how good it looks. Special note about MINT-, MINT- is not MINT but it can be. To my understanding and acceptance, M- may have a light mark or two, even a light scratch which does not cause any listening problems, MINT- will still be as close to new as humanly possible. So, if you are one of those who do not accept sleeve marks (which may be on the record from the manufacturing/pressing), please, do us all a favor and look elsewhere! Along these lines, if you will not accept a record because an inner sleeve has a 1cm split at the bottom, please, look elsewhere.
Most likely, nothing but a sealed record will satisfy you. I attempt to grade MINT records as MINT- (if I was not the first owner), my other grade is MINT-- (this corresponds with others' NM grade), my next grade is EX, anything not MINT/MINT- will be graded as EX, (sometimes, if we can't help it, we might say EX+, but, we try hard to avoid that grade). Just for the record, our VG+ will never look as good as that of a "strict Goldmine grade", also, VG++ does not exist in our grading. So, what do my number grades mean?The sound will be flawless. 9 is given to an LP that collectors would consider MINT, (9 is my highest grade for a used record) , meaning, there will be no surface noise but you might hear a pop or two not because there is a damage (scuff or a scratch) but simply how the LP was pressed, or a flake of dust might have fallen onto it during playback. This will sound almost like a CD (meaning, no noise, obviously LPs sound much better than CDs), it does not get much better than this, any audiophile will be pleased with this. 8 grade may have 4 or more faint pops or slight surface noise, usually found on a record that's been played a few times but was very well taken care of, most audiophiles will be pleased with this.
Surface noise may only be audible in between the tracks and (possibly) during quiet parts. If you were at school, being graded, this would be a "B" grade. 7-8 grade may have 10 or more faint perhaps inaudible in regular listening pops or little more surface noise bordering annoyance to those that are used to hearing things on a CD, some audiophiles may not like this sound quality, but most will be very satisfied.
If you were at school, being graded, this would be a "C" grade. 5-6 grade will be just like 7-8, except surface noise/crackles may be more pronounced. The record will have constant surface noise but will not over power the music. If you were at school, being graded, this would be a "C-" grade. 5 will have even more surface noise/or some clicks and/or pops.
4 and below will not be of sufficient quality to truly enjoy the music, it will have significant surface noise/crackling, pops etc. I really do not have such records, well there might be a few rare ones.
+ or - is used to enhance item's description, meaning, EX++ is so nice it could pass as MINT- but I still consider it EXCELLENT and not MINT. Well, we dropped ++, we now simply say high-end or low-end, weak may also be used. Finally, if I over grade a record (sometimes when listing many items I may miss a minor detail) I will let you know about it before sending the record to you. US Buyers NOTE: If you wish to insure it, please check out with.I personally have to be satisfied with the sale and know that I provided some value to you. I do not sell crappy records. I do not do this for living but do know the value of records, therefore, my starting price is the absolute minimum I must get for it (I paid that much myself or it is truly, at least worth that amount).
Items are priced according to the amount I paid for it, current availability and quality of the record and the cover. No hard feelings and nothing personal. , some LPs are simply dearer to us than others.
Essentially, that means, you will not get screwed by purchasing that record, because I would not feel bad paying that much for it myself. It will be at the very least a very fair deal. I will do my best to describe the item as accurately as possible.
I take pictures of every detail but do not display it due to charges. Finally, I will play grade all records that are not MINT- (meaning listen through the record in its entirety, not just sections) before sending it out. If I think that record does not sound good or is not worth what you paid for it I will let you know before sending it out, no surprises. If condition of labels spindle marks etc. To us, condition of those is of lesser importance and we DO NOT describe them.
Re-issue: Sometimes it may be very difficult to determine whether an LP is an original or a later issue, in the US, matrix numbers do not always reflect whether or not the pressing is a 1st or 20th, for that reason we shy away from saying/using words like 1st pressing or an original. In most (if not all US stores), many dealers refer to a record as 1st pressing if it is on original label, regardless of the matrix number, yet, some buyers and dealers only consider 1st pressing to be the one that has matrix numbers 1A/1B and so on. To that respect, we will only refer to a record as 1st pressing if it has matrix numbers 1A/1B. If you are like us, you love LP as a format and do not necessarily care if an album is an original/1st press.
Congratulations and thank you very much for your business. Communication is of utmost relevance to us! We encourage questions from you prior to and post-sale. We will respond as soon as possible.About us: We are avid LP collectors with some 7000 LPs and growing. European background and American know-how is there a better combination? All of the records featured here and in the future listing are from my personal collection and are either duplicates or records I no longer listen to. Most (80%) of the records listed have been play graded on a Technics SL1200 MK5/Ortofon cartridge and listened through Sennheiser headphones, therefore, my grades are very strict and are given a number 1-10. Most are in 8-9 range, a 10 is only given to a record that was sealed and opened by me.
This means a used record can only get a grade 9 and not 10. Almost all the records are M- and EX, they have all been cleaned and covers have been cleaned as well, of course, there are some "budget" records just because we can't help picking up yet another copy of our favorite artist.
Other notes: I have thousands more records, if you want to see my full catalog please ask me for it, I will not spam you with special offers. The item "LED ZEPPELIN BBC Sessions LP (RARE 4LP CLASSIC RECORDS Quiex SV-P) MINT" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Records". The seller is "toscarecordsusa" and is located in Tampa, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.