Where does one get bamboo needles these days?
-- Tom Fine
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From: "John Eberle" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Victrola Needles
> It is my humble opinion based on over 40 years of collection acoustic 78s ,
> that playing them with bamboo needles is the way to go .
> Bamboo needles cause almost no wear and have a moderate volume
> and good musical tone . In my collection are many Zonophone , Victor ,
> Columbia ,Emerson and others that
> I have played many dozens of times over the years on a Victor Model ll (
> which has a laminated Oak
> Horn ) with fibre ( bamboo ) needles . They still play clear , loud and
> relatively noise free. The grooves appear rather smooth and clean viewed at
> 100x under a microscope .
> John Eberle
> AMERICANA CD MASTERING
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