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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 06, 2004 - 07:05 AM
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Mikey wrote:
I'm surpised that TPs are not sought after. If anything, you may find that the TP and actual released album may differ in mix, cutting level/EQ, or possibly even (but rarely) a different track.


Most tps I've seen going for larger dollar amounts are those by artists that are collectable to begin with with. (Beatles, Stones, Elvis, etc.) We've had similar discussions on white label promos and why the conventional wisdom of supply and demand don't seem to apply. (atleast on the demand side)
I think for the time being as long as prices stay reasonable I'll keep trying to pick them up.

By the way, wouldn't the possibility exist that the test pressing was flawed? i.e. a physical defect in the master, bad mix or EQ.

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By the way, wouldn't the possibility exist that the test pressing was flawed? i.e. a physical defect in the master, bad mix or EQ.


Absolutely. And this is why they are made in the first place - to check that all is as intended before pressing up a million copies. In some instances, albums have been cut up to four or five times before the test pressings were approved.
 
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I had a friend buy me a Van Halen "II" TP from a record shop in NY for $275.00 (that was 11 years ago). Razz
 
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Post subject: Test Pressings  PostPosted: Dec 29, 2006 - 03:58 AM
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I am not a very serious collector, I recieved my Dad's collection when I graduated in 2004, and have been slowly adding on to it. Just recently I purchased a Lot of records and in it was a record labled "test pressing". It's lable is sort of like this


Keysor-Century
Corporation

Date Sent: 9/12/73 No. 72/73

Mono__ Stereo_X


I haven't listened to it, but it does have some wear on it. Anyway I am just a little curious about the whole thing and any information would be appreciated. Thank you
 
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Post subject: RE: Test Pressing  PostPosted: Dec 29, 2006 - 07:17 AM
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Test pressings usually have the record manufacturer's (pressing plant) form label on it, and very often the artist's name, record title and other indicators are omitted. While it is possible in some instances to guess the identity by examining the trailoff (deadwax) inscription, you will need to listen to it to be certain.

For additional general info. see this related thread: Test Pressings.
 
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Keysor-Century Corporation was a major vinyl compound manufacturer based in California.

They pressed for their own R&D, the U.S. government and labels.

What is recorded on the record?
 
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Post subject: RE: KCC TP  PostPosted: Jan 04, 2007 - 09:43 PM
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Welcome SMTCB. While I can guess what SMT stands for, what does the CB part of your niic stand for??
 
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Hello mikey,

it is nice to be here.

sharing the t with the press and then carl bernich.

jkogm hi,

did you get a chance to listen to the record yet?
 
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Are test pressings worth anything? I have a primal scream test pressing and a T-rex "The Slider" test pressing. Any help appreciated!
 
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Post subject: RE: Test Pressings  PostPosted: Sep 29, 2007 - 07:56 AM
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Yes! Test pressings are pretty collectible.
 
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