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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.

AA



> Mike Gray
>
> Aaron Levinson wrote:
>> I own an otherwise flawless copy of the following LP:
>>
>> Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
>> Mercury MG-36070 (Black and Silver "Drummer" Label)
>>
>> While the overall condition is quite nice the A side of the record 
>> has what appears to be a grey haze (when viewed from an angle) that 
>> covers all of the first track and two thirds of the second track, the 
>> rest has a typical bright gloss. The hazed portion plays terribly 
>> with a lot of background noise, when the haze ends the record 
>> instantly sounds beautiful. What is this, what caused this and can it 
>> be cured? My guess is that It cannot which is a shame. Luckily, I 
>> have another very clean Japanese pressing to listen to. Has anyone 
>> else encountered this before and if so what were your conclusions?
>>
>> Thanks in advance and I hope everyone in the US had a restful holiday 
>> weekend,
>>
>> AA
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