I mostly use a Ortofon 78 rpm stylus.
I also use osmium needles.
There's a lot of different materials that were used in the manufacture of
pre-vinyl discs and I'm asking if there's a directory.
I'm looking for an archive of those materials. Especially vinylite and
acetate that, for instance, Capitol used over cardboard.
All of it.
On Tue, 29 Nov 2022 at 20:51, Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Guy - I think it would be worth your while to try a transfer with a
> cartridge. Some records that sound terrible with a stereo cartridge can
> sound flawless with a true mono cart-Mickey Clark
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> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 2:08 PM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] acetate and vinylite
> After searching around for a good sounding Bill De Arango/Ben Webster 78
> Mr.Brim and Dark Corners it occurred to me that after listening to one on
> youtube as rough sounding as mine, and the only transcription I have been
> able to find, a better transcription might not exist. I don't see the
> recordings were ever transferred (please prove me wrong) but what also came
> to mind is, the different formulas (I assume) of acetates, shellacs and
> vinylite and any documentation of what they were and who used them and
> My copy and the one on youtube both appear to the eye as new, but sound as
> if they are not. It simply comes to mind that maybe the mix of the stuff
> used to press the disc was inferior?
> Guy Walker