Did you clean them with a good record cleaner?
Examine the grooves where the skip occurs?
Is there any detritus built up on the styli after playing?
Are you saying that the stylus skips across the record completely, never even completing a single groove before skipping to the next one?
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Can't get these vinyl 78s to play.
I have a the Victrola set M-127, Schonberg: Gurre-Lieder with Stokowski and
It's apparently a reissue because the records are all vinyl.
I've blown them with a can of compressed air, but the stylus keeps jumping.
I've tried different styli and cartridges and weights:
For instance: Shure M44-7 with 2.8ET and 3.5FCR, *GE* VRII 2.5mil, Stanton
3.3ET in a Stanton 500 cartridge, *but the styli keep jumping grooves* -
one at a time - once per rotation.
I've even tried a Stanton 681 LP stylus. I've tried 3 different speeds,
BUT IT ALWAYS JUMPS!!
I thought the vinyls would sound better than shellac, and maybe they would
if I weren't having THIS crazy problem.
Any suggestions? PLEASE!