The most frequently encountered obsticle I find that can be removed without
damaging the record is some piece of something, orgainic or otherwise,
blocking a groove. I can usually shut the turntable down once past the bad
spot with the stylus still in the groove, move the turntable slowly
backwards through the bad spot, and pop out the blockage. This works an
amazing number of times.
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Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Groove Damage--was: Highly unorthodox cleaning
methods for LP'...
> In a message dated 5/22/04 10:23:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> > So...how to manually correct skips or sticks on microgroove records?
> Many years ago when I used to get unsleeved LPs that had been shuffled
> through stacks of 78s at S.A. thrift stores, I used to condition them by
> them at 78 rpm with a heavily weighted low compliance 3 mil cartridge.
> few such passes I could get many to play through, though I'm sure this did
> really improve their value.
> Lately I've found, subjectively, that LPs tend to skip or repeat much less
> they are treated with silicone lubricant. My theory is that the reduced
> friction makes the groove defect less likely to provide enough force to
> stylus out of the groove.
> Mike Csontos.