Vinyl grades for used records  
 

We assume that there are different interpretations of the standard grades used for re-sold records, so we will define here the grades we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a record.

We have separeted grades for cover and vinyl and there are no grades for CD, DVD or other formats. Please note that we do grade records that are not original pressings but pre-owned. However, please be aware that since the main emphasis of Hum Records is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that almost all of our records are graded visually; it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

 
 

Additional Marks & Notes

 
 

If something is noteworthy (e.g. cut-outs), we try to note it in the comments -- especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.

 
 

Further Explanations

 
 

LC: Label Cover
NC: No Cover
PC: Picture Cover
PL: Plain Cover
SC: Sticker Cover

AUT: Austrian Pressing
BEL: Belgian Pressing
CAN: Canadian Pressing
FRA: French Pressing
GER: German Pressing
GBR: Great Britain Pressing
ITA: Italian Pressing
JPN: Japanese Pressing
NED: Dutch Pressing
SUI: Swiss Pressing
SWE: Swedish Pressing
USA: American Pressing

 
 

The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl and cover of an album or single:

Sealed (s)
This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape.
Cover looks as bought directly off the pressing plant.

Mint (m)
Vinyl with no dirt, no scuffs.
No marks, except for very slight flaws in the vinyl that may have to do with the way the record was pressed. However, this record plays as new.
The shrink-wrap is opened up, but as new.

Excellent (ex)
Vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt, but no scuffs.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
Cover is excellent for presenting your collection on the wall, still shiny and reflecting, tough the shrink might be missing.

Very Good (vg)
Vinyl should be clean, but can have dust and scuffs.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all.
This is the kind of record that will play "excellent", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played, especially inbetween tracks.
Cover has some slight marks, but still looks very good.

Good (g)
Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
In general, this is a record that was played a fair amount, handled without care, but which is not totally trashed. Still you will be able to notice the loss of quality in listening.
Cover has visible marks.

Poor (p)
A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting, because it’s outworn.
Does have marks, scuffs, etc -- but should not be totally trashed.
Cover is in no shape, but not totally trashed.

 
A-Minus & Chanes
Therapeutic
[Left Of Center]
A-Team
Trouble
[Seance Centre]
Angelo Ioakimoglu
The Nireus Years 1995-1997
[Into The Light]
Artis
Caecilia
[Safe Trip]
B. Cool-Aid
BRWN
[Akashik Records]
Between The Two
Take A Little Time
[Super Disco Edits]
Blackrock
Yeah, Yeah
[Select-O-Hits]
Boogie Down Productions
Jack Of Spades
[Dinked Records]
Bosq
Love & Resistance
[Ubiquity Records]
Brownout
Fear of A Brown Planet
[Fat Beats Records]
Bruxas
Sirocco
[Dekmantel]
Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7
The Basement Beat Parts 1 & 2
[Sunflower Soul]
Cold Showda Ft. Roc Marciano, Casual & Opio
Is It Real?
[Hieroglyphics Imperium/Elevation]
Common
Can I Borrow A Dollar? 25th Anniversary Edition
[Nature Sounds]
Conjunto Jovens Africanos
Nhu Jhon
[Volta Pa Terra]
Darling
Tulipa Moves
[Safe Trip]
Dazion
Dragon Wave
[Safe Trip]
Del & Amp Live
Gate 13
[IOT Records]
Demon Fuzz
I Put A Spell On You
[Music On Vinyl]
Di Melo
A.E.I.O.U.
[Favorite Records]
Dick Dickson
In The Pocket
[BeauMonde Records]
Dillon & Batsauce
On Their Way
[Full Plate]
DJ Harrison
Stashboxxx
[Ropeadope Records]
DJM Trio
Cave Art Two
[Paxico Records]
Durand Jones
You and Me
[Coalmine Records]
Eleventeen Eston
At The Water
[Growing Bin Records]
Icio Omegha
Psycho Cruise - Private Home Recordings 1984/1991
[Futuribile]
J. Dilla
Dillatronic
[Official Ma Dukes/Vintage Vibez]
Javier Marimon
Hoy
[Kizen Records]
Jedi Mind Tricks
The Bridge and The Abyss
[Enemy Soil ]
José Manclière
Doubout Pou Gadé
[Diggersdigest]
Kalima
(Where Is The) Sunshine Pt. I
[Chuwanaga]
Kuniyuki Takahashi
Early Tape Works (1986-1993) Vol. 2
[Music From Memory]
Larry Heard
Missing You
[Alleviated Records]
Leolyxxx
Plastic Inners 3
[Origin Peoples]
Libretto & BusCrates
Ain't That Funky
[Liquid Beat Records]
lojii & Swarvy
Due Rent
[Fresh Selects]
Meyhem Lauren x DJ Muggs
Frozen Angels
[Soul Assassin Records]
MZ Boom Bap
Wakilisha Instrumentals
[vinyldigital]
Ntombi Ndaba
Tomorrow
[Afrosynth]
Pablo
Designed
[Transistor Sound]
Pablo's Eye
Bardo For Pablo
[Stroom]
Pat Van Dyke
Hello, Summer
[Cotter Records]
Raekwon
The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 1
[Ice Water Records]
Raekwon
The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 2
[Ice Water Records]
Raekwon
The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 3
[Ice Water Records]
Ray West & The Soul Misfits
Ray West & The Soul Misfits
[Red Apples 45]
River Yarra
#Lucky #Boy
[Antinote]
S.al
Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day
[Ruby Yacht/The Order Label]
Scallops Hotel (milo)
Sovereign Nose of (Y)our Arrogant Face
[Ruby Yacht/The Order Label]
Senora
Senora
[Growing Bin Records]
Sense of Reason/Texas Scratch League
ChronILLogical
[Texas Scratch League]
Showbiz & A.G.
Soul Clap
[Slice of Spice ]
Skymark
Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent Mix)
[Rush Hour]
Sth. Notional
Yawn Yawn Yawn
[Archeo Recordings]
Stro Elliot
Soul II Stro
[Street Corner Music]
Swarvy
Anti-Anxiety
[Paxico Records]
Swarvy ft. Clark and the Community, Mndsgn & Lojii
So Bad
[Strange Neighbor]
The Hues Brothers
Radio Activity
[Say Word Entertainment]
The Rugged Nuggets x Smoke DZA x Fly Anakin x Blu
Head Above Water
[Coalmine Records]
Ugly Duckling
Audacity: 10th Anniversary Edition
[Fat Beats Records]
V/A
Cassiopeia A EP
[Nebulae]
V/A
Chébran - French Boogie 1982-1989
[Born Bad]
V/A
Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 90-94) Vol. 3
[Safe Trip]
Videopath
A Cure For Melancholy
[Peach Discs]
Will Dimaggio
At Ease
[Futures Times]
  1. Ben Pirani
Art School Girl
 
  2. Ben Pirani
Light Of My Life
 
  3. Jack Pattern
Subliminale Materiale Ep
 
  4. Maurice Moore
Maurice
 
  5. Sebb Bash
Imports
 
  6. Thee Lakesiders
Si Me Faltaras Tu
 
  7. Altin Gün
On
 
  8. Angelo Ioakimoglu
The Nireus Years 1995-1997
 
  9. Chuck Strangers
Consumers Park
 
  10. Comptons Most Wanted
Music To Driveby