One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
I played McDonald & Giles last night
Massive improvement over my US first pressing I bought new back in the day. I could tell it was produced with care but I was pleasantly surprised just how nice it is.
This is worth every dollar. I’m extremely pleased.
I hope you can find a better cover for me.
A question: I have pressings of Ziggy and Aladinsane. Also a very nice UK RCA 1st pressing of Pinups.
They are much better than the US versions I have played since the early 1970’s (yes, still in great shape as I’ve always had decent playback equipment)
Sonically these 3 are not at the same level as McDonald & Giles. Do your white stampers of these titles have the warmth, detail and impact of that one?
Ziggy has the potential to sound better than M and G, but that’s what good cleaning and shootouts are for, to find the best copies.
All you can do is keep buying them and improving your cleaning technology, eventually you should find something better, maybe even much better.
And the next top quality Ziggy we find will sell for $1000 or more.
So there is probably not much we can do for you there, sorry!