In a message dated 11/30/2009 5:12:06 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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Mike Gray wrote:
> Played with a *very* worn stylus that's damaged the groove -
> Groove wear is a potential culprit Mike but in this case it can be
> conclusively ruled out. This haze stops dead two thirds of the way
> through track 2 only on the first side. The worn stylus theory is
> simply not an option with a condition like this. I think it is far
> more likely to be some kind of mold, storage and/or pressing defect.
My experience is that this exactly the cause of the haze. The former
owner played the record two-thirds of the way through track two--then noticed
the wear and lifted the stylus at that point.