I agree in full Bob. One of my mantras, especially with a "newbie" who's concerned with the "proper" setup of his/her newly acquired Crosely-esque "vinyl spinner". (Nudge, nudge!) As to whether it's an issue in this case is still up in the air.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Robert Cham
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Can't find a stylus that doesn't distort
As you may be aware, tracking LPs at to0 light a stylus pressure can cause a stylus to oscillate and tear up groove walls, causing playback distortion forever more, even though the disc looks pristine to the naked eye. I can only speculate that this can occur on shellac discs as well.
> On Mar 27, 2019, at 10:43 AM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Microscope? There are inexpensive ones now.
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
>> On Mar 27, 2019, at 7:31 AM, 6295LARGE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The records appear near mint, though I have no way of insuring that
>> they're not distorted anyway.