Exposure to heat can cause the records to shrink - causing a wobble. This
can be emphasized by the high compliance of a stereo cartridge. It causes
the tone-arm to swing back and forth. This usually affects the beginning of
the record but lessens after the first 30 seconds or so. Both tone-arms I
use have a rounded area at the base of the pivot so that I can put a bit of
back pressure with a finger to prevent jumping until after the damaged area
has passed. Also a lower compliance cartridge like a VRII can help with a
problem like this -Mickey
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Shoenberg: Gurrelieder Stokowski vinyl 78 M-127 tracking
I never thought I'd have tracking problems with these beautiful vinyl 78s,
but i do.
I know they've been reissued on LP and CD, but, strange as it may seem, I
need to have the 78's for transferring purposes.
The styli are jumping. I've even tried with a .7 mil stylus just to see if
it would track better.
I tried playing the records at 45 and 33, but the styli keep jumping
forward. It looks as though the grooves are jerky while the records look
Has anyone ever come across this problem?
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