Metallica Ride the Lightning
Record Grade: Very Good++
Cover/Sleeve Grade: Very Good
Notes: 1984 Megaforce / Elektra Press. Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk. 100% Analog in the recording chain. The Music Quality is EXCELLENT! When played through a good turntable and audio system, it will sound much better than the CD. It will give a 3 dimensional soundstage and excellent imaging. Fantastic fidelity and dynamics. All pressings are USA pressings unless noted otherwise. THE ONLY VERSION ON EBAY THAT IS PROFESSIONALLY ULTRASONIC + STEAM CLEANED. Experience the difference CLEAN records can make!
Last Time CLEANED: April 16th, 2014 using my ULTRASONIC MACHINE plus STEAM CLEAN (8 step Marquard Method 6 process).
New inner and outer sleeves comes with it.
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Thank You for looking at my Record Store. I have been an avid vinyl collector for the last 20 years. I have thousands that I must go through and sell to make room for new ones. I am FANATICAL about them being clean as they sound best only when they are clean and dirt-free! Over the years, I have tried many methods of cleaning them and found the best way through trial and error.
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As of September, 2013 I bought two new ULTRASONIC Record Cleaning Machines that I use in conjunction with my VPI machine to get the absolute best sounding original records available! Email me for more details and look at my web site as there is MUCH more info there about ultrasonic and steam cleaning.
---My method of cleaning is described here (Marquard Method 6):
Step 1-Use a pre-cleaner to remove the largest particles and get the record base ready for a steam cleaning.
Step 2-Vacuum the record, both sides, using my Modified VPI Cleaning machine.
Step 3-Use Steam from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs PURE Water to clean the vinyl grooves-3 rotations each side. Use DAK Brush to get steam into the grooves.
Step 4-Vacuum the record again, both sides-4-5 rotations until completely dry.
Step 5-Using one of my two Ultrasonic machines (Audiodesk and Ultrasonic V-8), I run them through a 10 minute cleaning cycle where it removes all the dirt the VPI machine could not. It also removes smoke remnants and detergents from past washings.
Step 6-Using MFSL Pure Water, rinse record using a different MFSL Velvet brush and let it spin for 3-5 rotations.
Step 7-Vacuum the record a final time, both sides until bone dry.
Step 8-Use the Anti-Static gun twice on each side of the record for removal of any static electricity.
---I can clean any amount of records you like from your personal collection through the link above. Email me for more information.
---I follow the Goldmine Standards for record grading, Here are my categories:
MINT-Perfect, Flawless, even some new records don't qualify for this rating. You will seldom see me grade records mint.
NEAR MINT-Usually the highest grade, plays like new. Will have little or no background noise when clean. No marks, scuffs or scratches on the record. The cover should be in like new condition with little or no wear. Records over 20 years old in this condition are rare and therefore demand a premium price when they are truly in NM condition.
EXCELLENT-Almost like new, maybe a mark or two on the record, but it should still sound like new. Vinyl looks shiny and clean. Dynamics, Clarity and Fidelity should all be excellent on the vinyl. The cover may have some wear, but certainly no ring wear or major marks or damage on the cover. Most collector examples.
VERY GOOD ++ A Beautiful Album, Some wear on the record. Some marks, scuffs or light surface scratches, certainly no skips or constant ticks when playing. Fidelity and Dynamics should be excellent. The cover can have some light wear, ring wear or bruised corners.
VERY GOOD + Has some marks, scuffs and light scratches on the vinyl. Will play through without any skipping or major constant "ticks". Well cared for records, but evidence of playing them many times are there. Fidelity and Dynamics are still good, but maybe some light background noise between songs. Cover has ring wear and bruised corners, but overall front and back are in good shape. Some shine to the vinyl still.
VERY GOOD Well worn record, has scratches, "ticks" and surface noise. Maybe a skip or two, nothing major, but would not be a collector example. Deeper scratches and noticable shine gone from the vinyl. Will play with fidelity, but background noise will be present.
GOOD Lots of wear to the record, skips and scratches are certain. Deeper scuffs are present. A record that has seen better days! Record still plays, but gone is the fidelity and dynamics that make vinyl magical. Cover has ring wear, seam splits, and writing sometimes. Not a cover you would want to frame. Only to be bought to sustain a need until a better example is found.
FAIR Almost ready for the trash, but has some redeeming quality that allows it to be sold here.
I ship records out 5 times a week through USPS Media Mail unless Expedited shipping is chosen, which is First Class through USPS. Each LP in the USA is $4. I also ship to Canada and Worldwide! I combine shipping to save you money if you order more than One.
Because everyone has a different audio system and different expectations of what a certain record grades at, I offer a 7 day return policy. I refund you the original price of the record plus shipping you paid to me. I DO NOT PAY FOR RETURN SHIPPING. I Strive for a 5 star seller rating, so if there is an issue, please email me and I will do anything within reason to make you a customer again.
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