All MFSL Rice paper for protection. PROGRAM: NM Replica of the original program.52 page with color photos, and write-ups of the musical act. A coupon came with the MFSL Woodstock LP and CD. Sets that allowed the purchaser to acquire a Woodstock program. Nearly perfect except one small scrape on bottom at opening. Looks and smells like new! Triple Lp with triple gatefold cover holding three LP's. All sides are clean and colorful with very light fading. All seam and spines intact and clean except 1 scrapes top seams in center. Also very small bump in one of the corners.
Gatefold cover holding two LP's. Same as first cover with scrape and very small bump on one corner. Box looks, feels, and smells like new. Both cover like new except small bump and 1 scrape top seams. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
PROFESSIONAL PACKING EXPERT WITH OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. PLEASE SEE GRADING SCALE BELOW!IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE; I'M FLEXIBLE AS LONG AS YOU KEEP ME INFORMED. I use a strong, professionally made 12-inch vinyl record box; plus insulation material for added protection. My favorite beach as an adolescent was Zuma 1. Up north a half-mile over a rocky trail was Freezuma, a place where free spirits could be just that.
DNAP= DOES NOT AFFECT PLAY CLEANED= CLEANED WITH VACUUM CLEANER W/ NON-ALCOHOL SOLUTION. Even the very edges play perfectly as if it has never been played. M-: This grade is only used in very rare cases where the listener cannot even detect its a record being played.May have been played a few times but nevertheless, plays near perfect. NM-: Still in the category of Near Mint. Plays with only the slightest hint of surface noise or hiss and is hardly noticeable. And is isolated and NOT distracting. An audiophile may choose this grade depending on his or her perfection needs. EX: Background noise or hiss that, at the most, could be slightly distracting. It could also be a record that has been played with an older heavier cartridge. VG+: It plays through and background noise is noticeable and could be distracting especially during quiet passages. Usually it will be an original pressing with superior sound. Thus, once the music plays, the imperfections are hardly noticeable. Not for audiophiles who seek perfection.
VG: It plays like an old used up record. But may play this way for only a few of the tracks, which will be. Will be a collectors item. THERE WILL EITHER BE A COUNT OF LINES OR A SCALE AS PRESENTED BELOW. Mint: Exactly as it came off the shelf.
Still sealed and wrapped with no imperfections. NM: Exactly as it came off the shelf, except the package has been opened.
Wrapping may or may not be on. If sealed, then either there is a cut out or some minor imperfection.
Still in the NM grade but may have slight ring wear or other small imperfection. Still portrays a New look and feel, and well taken care of cover. EX: New-looking, but has a minor ding or two, light fading or ring wear, or some other cosmetic flaw. Could be sealed and not handled well. VG+: Displays some obvious wear; dulled corners, creases, partial seam splits, and not new looking.Most covers will be in this grade. VG: Serves its purpose, but has "major" flaws such as seam splits and/or heavily faded. VG-: Used as an example of how not to treat an album cover. Flaws on the covers, such as writing, cut-out marks, seam splits, etc.
All the records have been stored in a climate-controlled environment free of smoke and moisture, and professionally handled. Before grading a record, I may clean it with a maintained Nitty Gritty vacuum cleaning machine using non-alcoholic Record Research fluid. If it is noted, cleaned, you can add a dollar to its value, and expect a crisper, richer and cleaner play! I use a bright light and grade as accurately as possible, visually and sonically with each record. A bright light is on over the turntable.Each side is viewed then determined whether it needs cleaning. The record is tilted in the light to see if any mark is penetrating the grooves. The record is play tested in the beginning, in-between tracks, and quiet passages, to listen for its quality. If background noise is detected, further play is given to determine severity of deterioration, and then graded. A visual inspection is taken of the vinyl and labels using a halogen lamp, and noted.
Description of the records spindle is taken to give additional information of the use and quality of the record. This tedious and laborious process is done so we both have a better understanding of the item.They have made their own reputation as I do for myself. ABOUT WEAR OF VINYL RECORDS. Scratches that can penetrate the records groove is not the only problem when testing for quality.
The needle or cartridge used can be a major culprit to hiss, pops, and clicks. Thus many records have deteriorating factors, without any visual scratches at all, especially the records used in the 60s and 70s. Audiophile technology had not yet been advanced with the invent of the lightweight cartridge.
In those days, pennies, nickels or even quarters were placed on top of the needle to make it play more efficient. This added weight wore down the grooves, and created a hissing and crackling sound. Original first pressings are almost always the best pressing. The sound quality is deeper, richer, and bolder and thus, more enjoyable! The musicians were there first hand while it was being produced and engineered.
Reissues are produced by engineers not the artists, and do not have a stake in the quality, like the musicians do. The creative artists and sound engineers work together in collaboration to attain the best end result. The original master tapes are brand new and never stored, thus there is no deterioration of sound. Because of the better quality sound, there is a much higher demand for these first pressings. Have the highest quality sound than most subsequent issues.
The item "TOP COPY WOODSTOCK MFSL BOX SET withPROGRAM JAPAN JIMI HENDRIX CSNY AUDIOPHILE NM" is in sale since Friday, December 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Music\Records".The seller is "freezuma" and is located in Valley Village, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.