Does anyone have contact information for RCA record producer Luigi
Creatore who was half of the team of Hugo and Luigi?
I know Hugo passed away some time ago.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] speaking of ye olde 78 needles ...
Mike Richter wrote:
> I've experience with cactus and thorn needles, largely from the yucca
> that used to thrive just off my front porch. They have few audible
> resonances and a pleasing, soft sound. The volume they produce is low,
> too low for those accustomed to electronic reproduction. Of course,
> also tend to leave resin in the grooves.
According to Welch and/or Read in From Tin Foil To Stereo (1976
edition), they also tend to leave bits of themselves in the grooves,
often catching on the next needle on a subsequent play and wearing a
path through the sidewall of the groove. I've never even seen them but
my dad told me that when he was a kid (1950s) he had an old tabletop
Victrola in the basement of his house with thorn needles AND a