I picked up BP 1, Artie Shaw 5 record set at yard sale today.
This is the first time i have ever seen BP 78rpm album sets.
What is their brief history and why were they intrduced/ when ?
--- On Sun, 3/6/11, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] was ELP turntable 5 years ago / GE tone arms
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 5:05 PM
> From: "Dan Nelson" <[log in to unmask]>
> > That GE transcription arm was used in a lot of radio
> stations because the cartridge slid in/out and could
> play lps and ets easy just change cartg
> and weight.
> > All the turntables at KPOL los angeles had them
> with red marks for ets and blue mark for lps
> weights with matching color lp and et
> stylus in GE VR cartridges.
> > Eventually they did away with the ets and
> went all lps with the same arm.
> I never see any of these arms for sale
> any where ...... maybe they wernt that widely used.
> > Im lucky i ended up with 2 of them when KPOL
> went automation and scraped the tt's, which are now rewired
> for stereo carts.
> Back in the early seventies I was DJ and then Music
> Director for an
> AM-band carrier-current station serving the dorms at
> Illinois State
> (Normal) University. I was charged with setting up and
> running an
> LP-based music library (we could also play 45's, but didn't
> assemblea library thereof). We had all our PSA's and
> suchlike on carts; we were
> also thinking about putting our music on cart as well...but
> never did
> so mainly because we were trying to avoid "limited
> We had two tt's and two r2r machines; we used the latter
> comedy programs (most of which I wrote...!). ISU had an FM
> station as well; at that time it played only classical
> musid. WGLT
> still exists...oddly enough they now offer an all-blues
> on the Internet...!
> Steven C. Barr