Waxing Poetic

Musings on the World of Vinyl
Do First Pressings Sound Better?

Do First Pressings Sound Better?

I get a lot of questions about first pressings of records. Specifically, “Are the first versions of an album more valuable?” And, “Do first pressings sound better?” The answer to the first question is yes. First pressings of a vinyl record are generally more...

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How to Grade & Value Your Records

How to Grade & Value Your Records

The Deaf Man shares his knowledge in this Youtube video “record selling masterclass.” Learn about artists that always sell, how to value your own records and grade according to the accepted Goldmine standards — and discover if you're sitting on gold!  

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The 10 Hippiest Albums of All Time (part 1)

The 10 Hippiest Albums of All Time (part 1)

Hey, what’s groovin’? I’m Natalie Sadler, a recent college graduate, a long-time friend of the Deaf Man himself and a connoisseur of classic rock. Wait, wait -- a 21-year-old “Zoomer” who likes classic rock? I know, shocking! I began my classic rock journey during my...

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