An explanation of the abbreviations used in the domain of collecting vinyl records.
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-inch the medium diameter of records, mainly used for EP
12″12-inch (~31cm) the largest diameter for records, mainly used for LP’s, although 12″ singles exist, so-called maxi-singles.
BJBlank Jacket (cover(
B/W”backed with” or “B-side with” and refers to the b-side of a single
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.
DFLes Discophiles Francais
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