....Read this if you are new, or not too advanced in Bootleg CD Collecting. I think will answer most of your questions. Bootleg CD Trading is not a perfect hobby, and mistakes are made. Remember these are not perfect recordings, they are made by people mainly just like you and me. Hopefully, this can make you choose a much better show in terms of quality and performance. It is very common for even the best shows to have difficulties, so you have to accept this hobby as a whole, and understand the mistakes.



SOUND

1. THERE ARE DIFFERENT SOURCES OF SOUND AND THE QUALITY CAN VARY.
2. LISTENING TO A SOUNDBOARD RECORDING DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN IT IS THE BETTER SHOW.
3. OFTEN TIMES A GOOD AUDIENCE RECORDING WILL SOUND MORE "REAL" THAN SOUNDBOARD.
4. YOU CAN FIND BAD AND GOOD SOUND ON THE SAME SHOW, YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE EACH SHOW.
5. IT IS COMMON FOR CLICKS, CRACKS, AND TAPE HISS TO BE ON BOOTLEGS.
6. THE VOLUME, OR MIX CAN BE TOO HIGH, OR TOO LOW IN VOLUME.
7. SILENCE, OR DROP-OUT OCCUR RARELY, BUT THEY CAN HAPPEN IN THE RECORDING.
8. EXCESSIVE CROWD NOISE, AND TALKING NEAR THE TAPER CAN HAPPEN.



GENERAL

1. IF TRADERS DO NOT COPY DAO, YOU CAN HAVE 2 SECOND GAPS IN BETWEEN EACH TRACK.
2. RARELY, SOME CD'S ONLY CONTAIN 1 TRACK.
3. IT IS COMMON FOR SOME SONGS TO BE MISSING. MAINLY THE FIRST AND LAST SONG OF THE SET.
4. IT IS COMMON FOR THE CD TO BE EDITED POORLY, SPECIALLY WITH LIVE BOOTLEGS.
5. DATES ARE NOTORIOUS FOR BEING INCORRECT, IT IS BEST TO ALWAYS CONFIRM CONCERT DATES.
6. ARTWORK IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR EACH SHOW.
7. THE ARTWORK IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT, EVEN FOR SONG TITLES.



TECHNICAL

THE GUITAR CAN BE DIFFICULT TO RECORD LIVE. A STRAIGHT SOUNDBOARD OFTEN PRODUCES A THIN FLAT SOUND THAT IS NOT REAL.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT DEVICES ONE CAN USE TO RECORD. DEPENDING ON THE MACHINE AND THE QUALITY, YOU CAN SOMETIMES HEAR INTERFERENCE FROM ANY NUMBER OF SOURCES.






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