or whoever has enough studio 1 7s to make judgment.
i have a few studio 1/coxsone 7s .. many are old presses.. i dont know from what year but some look like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 49954&rd=1
(without the scribble.. but the label, font is the same)
john holt's hooligan (dub version only b/w pablove blacks jamrec dub)
heptones - love me girl
heptones - hard to confess red vinyl
(early presses... dunno if theyre early represses and the original presses sounded much better)
the strange thing is that the red scratched vinyl plays best.. plays LOUD, strong, clear, lots of bass etc..
the others even though they look new either play very quiet or not so clear.. (fine by jamaican standards.. but not at all as well as other old / original presses..) my point: the ones with this kind of label werent very consistent regarding sound quality.
i want to know which studio 1 7s had the best sound quality (if they ever did) (i.e what label they had etc) so that i know which presses to look out for in the future!)
most their represses arent good (anyone heard the recent press of don evans "danger in your eyes"??) and neither are quite a few old / original presses unlike almost all other labels!! (crystal, ja man, sunshot, and lots of other smaller labels that only released a few things..)