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.

 
Arp Frique
Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique
[Colorful World]
Beginning Of The End
Fishman (RSD 2018)
[Strut]
Burnier & Cartier
Burnier & Cartier
[Mr Bongo]
Crashers
Flight To Jamaica (Cool Runings)
[Jamwax]
Damu The Fudgemunk & Flex Mathews
Burners
[Redefinition]
Darling
SIM
[Safe Trip]
Ebo Taylor
Yen Ara
[Mr Bongo]
Fitz Ambro$e / Submerse
Villa Rosa
[BRRWD]
Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah
Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away
[Omerta]
Funky Notes
Scigns Of Live
[Haus Und Baum]
ICYTWAT
Milk
[Omerta]
Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric (Czarface)
Czarface Meets Metal Face
[Silver Age]
J. M. Tim & Foty
African Funk Experimentals (1977-1979)
[Africa Seven]
Joe Armon-Jones
Starting Today
[Brownswood Recordings]
June Evans
June Evans
[Tambourine Party]
khaderbai
The Khaderbai Beat Diaries
[Haus Und Baum]
Kiki Gyan
24 Hours In A Disco
[Soundway]
Linval Thompson
Dub Landing Vol.1 (2LP+Poster)
[Greensleeves]
Lloyd Miller
Jazz At The University Of Utah
[Now Again]
Mac Gregor
Abidjan
[Hot Casa]
Meo
Fine Corsa
[Knekelhuis]
Nu Guinea
Nuova Napoli
[NG Records]
Olmos
Luna's Groove EP
[Gulf Point]
Pablo's Eye
Spring Break
[Stroom]
Pierre Sandwidi
Le Troubadour De La Savane 1976-1980
[Born Bad Records]
Ras G
My Kinda Blues
[Ghetto Sci-Fi Music]
Rex Ilusivii
Selected Works
[Versatile Records]
Roc Marciano
Reloaded
[Decon]
Sam McClellan
Music Of The Five Elements
[Seance Centre]
Saun & Starr
Look Closer - Instrumental Versions
[Daptone Records]
South Central Cartel
South Central Madness
[Snow Dog]
Stephen Encinas
Disco Illusion
[Invisible City Editions]
The Abyssinians
Satta
[VP/Azul]
The Funkees
Dancing Time - The Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77
[Soundway]
Torae
Daily Conversation
[Internal Affairs Entertainment]
V/A
A Totally New Sound
[Smiling C]
V/A
Ed Motta Presents Too Slow To Disco Brasil
[How Do You Are?]
V/A
Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa
[Soundway]
Visible Cloaks
Visible Cloaks
[Musique Plastique]
Yu Su
Preparations For Departure
[Arcane]
  1. V/A
Uneven Paths
 
  2. Meyhem Lauren & Harry Fraud
Glass
 
  3. Basa Basa
Homowo
 
  4. Daniel Son & Giallo Point
Remo Gaggi
 
  5. Hampshire & Foat
The Honeybear
 
  6. Meyhem Lauren & Harry Fraud
Extra Glass
 
  7. Satari / Nicky feat. Satari
Smile
 
  8. Shahara-Ja
I'm An Arabian Knight - Egyptian Lover Remix
 
  9. Weldon Irvine
The Sisters
 
  10. Abra
Rose