Paint It Black - Metal Stamper

U2 Paint It Black - Metal Stamper (Ultra rare UK original metal stamper for the B side of Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 7" single. This Master 10" uncut surround stampers are created from the mothers, and are negative - they have ridges wherethe final disc has grooves - usually a maximum of 6 sets are created from a single mother, before being destroyed, and each stamper has a limited lifespan, sometimes just 1000 copies of a record may be pressed before a new stamper is used.Still housed in the original production sleeve)**See More Info for further details**

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Price Info
$247.65, £195.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Tuesday 18th June
Release Year 1992 - 27 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format memorabilia
Record Label Island
Complete Stock List Go to U2 or visit our U2 collectors store
Product Catalogue No IS550
Music Genre POP, 80's Pop, 90's Pop
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

1. Paint It Black

The manufacturing process starts with the lacquer disc created in the cutting room. This is too delicate even to play without damage and needs toughening up.

So the lacquer disc is coated with silver, which makes it conductive for the next process, which is electroplating with nickel. The nickel is then separated from the lacquer, giving a disc with ridges where the grooves would normally be - a 'negative' copy. Even though it is made of metal, it is too delicate to use to make pressings. This disc is known as the 'master' and there is only one.

The next stage is the 'mother'. This is made from the master by a similar process of electroplating. It is feasible to create up to around four mothers, but for the highest quality recordings this is restricted to two. The mother has grooves once again and is playable.

From the mother, 'stampers' are produced - up to six from each mother. Once again these are negatives, and are given a smooth chromium surface.

The stampers, two per record, are placed in presses and heated with steam before clamping down onto a cake of vinyl raw material. The result is a 'pressing' which after trimming and packaging is the record that is sold in the shops or played on the DJ's turntable.

Recording Artist U2
Product Title Paint It Black - Metal Stamper
Product Information U2 Paint It Black - Metal Stamper UK memorabilia Promo.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Promo - A promotional copy of this item that was issued before it was available for general sale.
Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
Artists Related To Adam Clayton, Badesalz, Bono, Larry Mullen & Adam Clayton, Operating Theatre, Passengers, The Edge (U2), The Joshua Trio
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