The real problem is that the lacquer is shrinking as well, so removing it and
re-attaching it won't help because the grooves will only line up at one point.
Not a positive answer, but I'd say this portion is irretrievable. Salvage has
been done on absolute unreplaceable discs, but with much intensive labor
justifying the end result. If a West Coast version of this program exists, I'd
cop out and splice in the damaged portion from that program.
If your TT ran at 16 2/3 RPM you might have a chance of tracking the disc. Got
a Lenco anywhere?
Sammy Jones wrote:
> The problem is the stylus jumps several grooves every time it encounters
> these (approx.) four cracks. The cracks extend for about half of the side;
> after that, transfer is no problem.
> In the past I've used my finger against the head shell to force the stylus
> to play through problem grooves, and edited the resulting dub back into a
> complete program, but I don't think that will work here. The gaps are
> pretty wide, so the chance of my nudging the stylus into the correct groove
> four times every revolution for seven minutes is pretty slim!
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:26 AM
> Subject: Re: ET help!
> It sure sounds to me like you are better off attempting a transfer as it
> is, and removing the transient noise in post. My concern is how you
> clean it without making the situation worse. You might clean the laminte
> clear off of the substrate. It is a job that needs to be done very
> joe salerno
> Sammy Jones wrote:
>> I have come into possession of a Lux Radio Theatre lacquer ET. The
>> is an adaptation of "Richelieu," broadcast on January 23, 1939, parts two
>> and four. The recording is an aircheck from WABC by Edwin Strong studios.
>> The lacquer has developed severe cracking starting on the outside edge,
>> continues about halfway into the disc. As of yet, no grooves have
>> flaked off.
>> This show does exist in complete form elsewhere, but I think it may be the
>> West Coast version. As my recording is checked off WABC in New York, it
>> be a unique copy.
>> I'm a pretty good hand at transferring ETs, but the cracks in the lacquer
>> make this one a real challenge. Is there any way of restoring these
>> grooves? I thought of prying off some of the lacquer in chunks to glue
>> in place, but I'm not sure the grooves would line up even then.
>> Any thoughts?
>> Sammy Jones