From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:26 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 78 Instantaneous Recordings Question
What you have is a set of recordings made by Universal in Chicago. Fibre needles went the way of the buggy whip. You can use any cartridge suitable for broad groove discs, but you may have to try several sizes and shapes of styli. Seth Winner has extensive experience with aluminum discs; ask him.
If your discs are in unworn condition, I would think you have a rarity.
On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 3:29 PM bARC <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks all
> Labels states: "Universal Recording Laboratories. Chicago." Label also
> states "Use Fibre Needles" We have some bamboo needles out in SF office.
> OK to use them?
> Still wondering if this is commonly available or scarce.
> ps: wish we could post images on this site
I transferred many embossed aluminum discs in the Wm Savory Collection and found 2.5mil conical (truncated or not)
tracked them best.
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