The gray haze might be severe groove damage caused by playing
with a heavy tracking tone arm and a badly worn or chipped stylus .
Only an inspection under a microscope such as is used on disc mastering
lathes can diagnose the situation accurately . It has been my experience that
this kind of damage occurrs while someone is trying to listen to the
record and wondering why it sounds so bad . Then they look at the record and see
that grey haze in the area that has been played and immediately they stop
playing the record . Therefore the damage ends abruptly and the rest of the
groove is fine . There is no cure for this damage .
I will be glad to examine this record if you can send it to me for
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