What's on it Trey?
About the skipping - do you see any damage, severe digs in the groove?
From the way you describe it I am imagining that it is rather severely
Trey Bunn wrote:
> Hi everyone...
> I have some more questions about the lacquer disk I asked about last
> week. I've started trying to transfer it, but it's skipping badly for
> about the first half of side A. Would it make any sense to try to
> slightly weigh the cartridge down, like with a coin or something? It
> just seems like the thing is skipping pretty high (and the 78 speed
> seems to be contributing to that), so I thought that weight might help
> prevent it. On the other hand, it might make things worse.
> I did notice that when I slowed the speed down to 45, it skipped less,
> so I was thinking I might just record it this way and pitch correct it
> in the software. Maybe slowing it down to 33 would produce even less
> skips. But before I tried that, I wanted to ask those more
> knowledgable if that's a good idea or not, playing it at the wrong
> speed. This is a unique recording, and I don't want to damage it
> Barring that or any other suggestions, it might be better to send this
> one out to a vendor. Any takers?
> Trey Bunn
> Audiovisual Conservator
> Emory University Libraries
> Preservation Office
> Atlanta, GA