Glossary for Vinyl Collectors

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An explanation of the abbreviations used in the domain of collecting vinyl records.

7

7″means a 7-inch diameter, the smallest diameter used for vinyl records, mainly used for singles, although 7″ EP’s do exist. Mostly recorded at 45rpm, but some older UK records have been recorded at 33 1/3 RPM

10

10″10-inch the medium diameter of records, mainly used for EP

12

12″12-inch (~31cm) the largest diameter for records, mainly used for LP’s, although 12″ singles exist, so-called maxi-singles.

B

BJBlank Jacket (cover(

B/W”backed with” or “B-side with” and refers to the b-side of a single

C

CCCut Corner

CDMLa chante du Monde

CH: Cut Hole

CNDClub National du Disque

COCut Out, deleted item that has been saw cut, clipped or drilled by the record company to prevent it being sold as full price product.

D

DFLes Discophiles Francais

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