I guess I lucked out then. I compared the test pressing of Shotgun
Willie to my regular pressing and there were differences. But that's
good info. So, if the deadwax info is the same on a supposed test
pressing as a WLP or first issue, it probably isn't a test pressing? Or
does it just depend?
Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> >From phillip holmes: "...I've been told by collectors and people that were
> in the business, that
> test pressings were pressed in very low numbers, IE, 100-200 copies for
> the musicians, A&R people, producer, big wigs, and the like..."
> Those were actually promos. Only four or five real test pressings would be
> made. They were used to check the plating quality and then sent to the label
> for them to sign off on the production run. An old promo trick was to send
> reviewers what appeared to be test pressings which would make them think
> they were getting special treatment.
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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