This is for a EARL SCRUGGS: Pedal to the Metal 7" 45 RPM record. The vinyl record is in VG+ condition. The record label is in NM condition. This record is on the Columbia DJ Promo label.
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On 45 RPM records we grade vinyl, record label, and picture sleeve independently of each other.
Any marks, tears, or stains on the label? light wear
Any notable defects on the picture sleeve? No sleeve
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Before asking condition questions check our grading scale below. Song/Track listings are available upon request, but it may take us a couple days to get back to you with them. If you google search most records, you can usually find a good track listing.
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All records are visually graded. We do not have the time to play them. If you are unhappy with the condition please contact us and give us a couple days before leaving a negative feedback. We will give our full effort to make you happy.
We grade similar to the Goldmine record grading standards.
(Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with Goldmine in any way, just like their grading scale.)
VINYL GRADING SCALE:
STILL SEALED (SS)
Mint (M) Perfect in every way. Never been played, possibly even still sealed. We usually won't grade this unless we really mean it.
Near Mint (NM or M-) A nearly perfect record. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
Very Good Plus (VG+) This will show some signs that it was played and handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. The vinyl surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't greatly affect one's listening experiences. Very light warps that do not affect the sound or tracking may be present. The label may have some light ring wear or discoloration.
Very Good (VG) Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced for this grade. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in quiet passages or during a song's intro and fade, they will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that may affect the sound. The label may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+) Good does not mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and should play through without skipping. It will have significant surface noise, scratches and visible groove wear. Labels will have heavy wear.
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JACKET GRADING SCALE:
STILL SEALED (SS) Even though a record is sealed the jacket may still have wear.
This can result in a grade such as (SS VG+) (This means it is sealed but maybe it has some light ring wear from sitting for years or a very small cut in it somewhere.)
Mint (M) Perfect in every way.
Near Mint (NM or M-) A nearly perfect jacket. It should show no obvious signs of wear. The cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. Definitely no cut-out holes.
Very Good Plus (VG+) Jacket will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. Possible a well-repaired seam split that is no longer highly noticeable. The jacket may have slight signs of ring wear, or may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
Very Good (VG) The jacket can have any of the defects listed in VG+. It may have a little larger seam splits then the VG+ jacket could have. The jacket may also be marred by writing, or have tape, stickers, or their residue attached. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them. It may have larger seam splits that are carefully repaired and nearly un-noticeable.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+) The jacket will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the look of jacket.
Poor (P), Fair (F) The jacket can be water damaged, split on all three seams, heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves (if original) are fully seam split, crinkled, and written upon. This could also have heavily repaired seam splits with tape.