.. Truly painful well thru the 60's if you are 'blessed' with perfect
pitch... I think the advent of the phase-lock-loop in recording may have
finally saved many people from terminal madness.... :>)
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From: "Robert Hodge" <[log in to unmask]>
> Hello Steve !
> Waxing nostalgically...
> I probably owned one model of Garrard and Collaro record changer ever
> built, and never found one off speed if properly maintained. Some of
> them had variable speed as well.- I forget the percentage of shift.
> Regular checks with a neon lamp and known accurate strobe disc easily
> confirmed this.
> I know this is off topic, but I felt the need.
Well, Dual turntables, about the easiest 78-capable turntables to find,
had a +/- 5% speed control. In my LP days, I often wondered why it was
there...in my 78 daysm I wonder if it's adequate! As a harmonica player,
I often tried to play along with 78's, and found them in keys like "G
and a quarter!" Mr. Lennick can discourse extensively on "78's" that
weren't recorded at exactly that speed...
Steven C. Barr