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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Steven:
> Thanks for the info.
> As to your question of shellac LP's, I believe the answer appears to be yes
but what I have might be
> shellac/plastic mix. I don't want to drop any in the garage to find out if
they're pure shellac!
> They are definitely not all-vinyl. When gently "tweaked", they make the same
sound as shellac 78's
Interestingly enough, the "ring" which a shellac disc gives when gently
tapped...can be useful! A record only "rings" clearly if totally intact;
if it has ANY crack, even an invisible-to-the-eye one, the "ring" will
change to a "buzz!"
Steven C. Barr
(If there are any bell collectors on the list, the same is probably
true for bells as well...?!)
((Metal bells...NOT Bell records...?!))