If you mean gentler on records, the reply is that they cause less
wear but that they leave a fiber residue in the groove that some
people find worse than mild wear and that is welded by heat to the groove.
You choose your poison.
At 05:14 PM 1/21/2008, you wrote:
>Does anyone sell cactus needles anymore? Can those types be used in
>an original Victrola machine (pre-RCA)? No, I don't play good
>condition 78's on this thing, I have a whole box of Salvation Army 5
>cent disks to play on it, but I'm wondering if a cactus needle is
>slightly gentler? Does it sound any better?
>-- Tom Fine