Ella Fitzgerald, Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie 2LP Test Pressing SS
  $   123


$   123 Sold For
Mar 21, 2013 End Date
Mar 16, 2013 Start Date
$   10 Start price
8 Number Of Bids
USA Country Of Seller
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SS: Still Sealed
Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
MGVS 4053

This auction is for a STILL SEALED, single sided (for optimal sound performance) 2-LP Test Pressing marked A4, B3 of the Classic Records 180gram reissue of Ella Fitzgerald's "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie". These highly collectible test pressings are from the first stamper and less than 20 exist. Test pressings reflect the closest you can get to the lacquers and hence have a special collectible value and store of value.

Single Sided Test Pressings offer the ultimate in sonic fidelity.  The benefits of having a blank sided record include better surface contact with the turntable platterresulting in more efficient transmission of resonances into the platter and away from the cartridge groove modulation.  Further, elimination of grooves on theblank side preclude the existence of reverse side groove micro standing waves which are another form of resonance that can smear playback sound.  For theultimate in vinyl playback single sided LP's offer the creme de la creme of pressings providing additional clarity and definition to the sound.  Generally, only a few single sidedtest pressing sets are made from the first stamper gives them even more collectible value ongoing.

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