I've been buying and selling records on eBay since 1999. I strictly play-grade all of the albums that I sell and I have 100% positive feedback. User: b.h.i.b. (profile linked on the left).
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submitted Gainsayer - Frequently Asked Questions. 6 months ago
posted a comment on John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. 6 months ago
Thanks! Who would have thought that in 2021 one could buy an all-analog vinyl record at Target??
posted a comment on Jonathan Richman - I, Jonathan. about 1 year ago
Got my notice last week, but I assume it will take a couple of weeks thanks to USPS being sabotaged.
posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. over 3 years ago
I think you mean the other way around. Machine stamped matrix is legit, hand-etched is counterfeit. I also have both. The more recent pressings available from Amazon are hand etched, and sound like garbage. The 1997 Big Beat is machine stamped and all... See full review
posted a comment on Them (3) - Them Again. over 4 years ago
That would be fake stereo! This album was only mixed in mono. This one is all analog, cut from the master tape.
submitted Smart Went Crazy - Con Art. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on T. Rex - Electric Warrior. over 4 years ago
It's the best version of this album I've ever heard. Kevin Gray is the best. It blows my old German Cube pressing out of the water.
posted a comment on Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left. over 4 years ago
It's the last all-analog version of FLL. The labels are from the early 80s but the matrix is from a late 70s cut. I have a pristine copy and it's fantastic. It compares pretty favorably with a hi-res needledrop of a UK 1st pressing.
posted a comment on Elliott Smith - XO. over 5 years ago
What a total crock of shit. Why can't these great albums be released by a proper reissue label???
posted a comment on David Bowie - Hunky Dory. over 5 years ago
You are correct. This is the best version of Hunky Dory there is.
posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. over 5 years ago
BEWARE! The 1997 Big Beat version has stamped matrix numbers. The version that's being sold on Amazon right now is a counterfeit. It has hand written deadwax numbers, the label fonts are different and everything looks kind of fuzzy. It also sounds... See full review
posted a comment on The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. over 6 years ago
It has Mike on the bridge. It sounds like they dropped in that section of the mono mix, because the melody jumps from the right channel to the center and it sounds slightly out of sync with the rest of the music for a moment.
submitted The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. over 6 years ago
submitted The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. over 6 years ago
submitted The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds. over 6 years ago
submitted The Dismemberment Plan - Change. over 7 years ago
posted a comment on Mr. Bungle - California. over 7 years ago
Mike Patton announced "band authorized" Mr. Bungle vinyl reissues coming in 2015. https://www.facebook.com/mikepatton/posts/10152613995101103
submitted Them (3) - Them. over 7 years ago
submitted Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out/I Want To Live In A Wigwam. over 7 years ago
posted a comment on Them (3) - Again. over 8 years ago
This is a counterfeit release.
posted a comment on Mr. Bungle - California. over 8 years ago
Low volume on an LP raises the noise floor considerably. If there are contaminants present (which there obviously are in cheap vinyl) they will be that much louder when you crank the volume, often overpowering the music. There are optimum db levels... See full review
posted a comment on Plain Recordings. over 9 years ago
Yes, avoid Plain like the plague. Their Ween, Elliott Smith and Mr. Bungle reissues were all sourced from CDs (the artwork too) and sound like absolute crap. They are a bootleg label that somehow manages to secure rights from major labels. They are... See full review
posted a comment on Nirvana - Nevermind. over 9 years ago
I just bought the 2009 Original Recordings Group version. It was mastered from the original tapes and claims to be the "definitive" version. I would not argue with that. It sounds fantastic. There are still copies of that pressing out there, and they... See full review
posted a comment on Nirvana - Nevermind. over 10 years ago
The sound quality of this release is really bad. I sent it back immediately. It was sourced from the over-limited 2011 digital master. Avoid this pressing!!!
posted a comment on Mr. Bungle - California. over 10 years ago
Agreed. This pressing is terrible. Most Plain reissues have been pretty subpar, but this one is by far the worst. I waited 11 years for this masterpiece to come out on vinyl, and this was a huge letdown. My 128kbps AAC file of California sounds better... See full review