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.
--- On Sat, 3/5/11, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ELP turntable 5 years ago
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 6:25 PM
> I still believe that modern "stereo:
> turntables, with their
> minimal tracking
> weight (c. 1 gram) do NOT play 78's that
> nore surface noise than musical content...! Steven C. Barr
> On 3/5/2011 8:59 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > Im inclined to agree with you...... I play most
> pre ww2 with a Russco tt with a GE transcription
> arm and stanton 500 cartridge. The counter balance can
> be adjusted from "0" to 10 grams just sliding the
> weight on the counter lever.
> > Seems to work for what i want and do
> > dnelson
> I have some Russcos too (once even had a chance to chat
> with Mr. Russ himself) but the turntable platter resonates
> like a bell and they are not variable speed which is the
> minimal requirement for playing 78s.
> If you are able to track with a Stanton 500 at 10 grams,
> there is no reason why an SME or other modern arm could not
> also use heavier forces. Steve, we do not track 78s at
> one gram. But there might be something to say about
> the heavier mass of the GE tone arm.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]