I do know there are people,like West-Tech,Larry at the site I linked to,and a couple others,who can retrofitthe old ceramic cartridges with more modern needles.
From: Bob Olhsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 45 groove size
From Steven Smolian: "...I'm about to install a RCA 45 player in the "45
Corner" of the shop.
I'm leaning toward putting in a cartridge with a .5 mil point. That should
protect the .5 mil grooves from being damaged by the device's usual 1 mil
stylus and allow ok if not ideal sound from the older records. It will also
cancel all vertical noise. .."
I sure wouldn't play any valuable 45s on one of those because of the arm
design. A smaller stylus really won't offer better protection.
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