One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
Just a quick note to thank you for the extraordinary copy of “Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out.” I won’t enumerate all the remarkable qualities of the pressing since you know them well. I’ll just say that I haven’t felt better listening to an album in decades. What a remarkable experience.
By the way, since I bought this as a birthday present for my brother please let me know if another copy of equal or better quality becomes available. You know how this copy made my Londons and Japanese pressing sound.
Yes, I can imagine the Japanese pressing sounds as awful as you intimate it does. I never understood the audiophile fascination with their pressings, other than the vinyl is quiet I suppose.
It does not speak well for the critical listening skills of audiophiles that the quality of the vinyl is more important than the quality of the sound.
And the London pressings are all made from dub tapes. They can sound enjoyable enough, but the real thing — the real UK pressing — just cannot be beat.