Perhaps you can cheat - place black tape on the rim where the cracks are?
The recording may be salvagable someday by scanning.
On 3/5/2011 8:31 AM, Doug Pomeroy wrote:
> Thanks to all who responded. I remembered that the ELP
> would play cracked records in some cases.
> I did not remember about the need for a complete rim!
> The glass disc I have is in two pieces, which means the rim
> has two breaks in it. So I guess the ELP offers no solution.
> The disc I have was probably broken more than 50 years ago,
> and the pieces will NOT fit back together tightly. It's an
> important, unique recording (Art Tatum Trio) but I guess it is
> Doug Pomeroy
> POMEROY AUDIO
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>> Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:44:26 -0500
>> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: ELP turntable 5 years ago
>> In 1998 I had a chance to play with the ELP that the Vienna Phonotek
>> had. It played almost all the 78s I threw at it as long as it was black
>> and had a complete rim. It would play cracked records as long as no
>> white lamination paper showed thru. It would even play a record that
>> had scotch tape on the grooves!
>> Over the years at ARSC and IASA there have been numerous presentations
>> and several times I explained that the need for a complete rim on the
>> record was a major drawback to its usefulness. We needed it to be able
>> to play thru a gap. The most recent time I discussed it, the head of
>> the company said it was a software issue and could be overcome at a
>> $10,000 cost!
>> Deos anybody know if this has been worked out in the newer models?
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]