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Hello Michael

On 22/01/08, Michael Shoshani wrote:
> Mike Richter wrote:
> 
>> I've experience with cactus and thorn needles, largely from the yucca
>> that used to thrive just off my front porch. They have few audible
>> resonances and a pleasing, soft sound. The volume they produce is
>> low, too low for those accustomed to electronic reproduction. Of
>> course, they also tend to leave resin in the grooves.
> 
> According to Welch and/or Read in From Tin Foil To Stereo (1976
> edition), they also tend to leave bits of themselves in the grooves,
> often catching on the next needle on a subsequent play and wearing a
> path through the sidewall of the groove. I've never even seen them but
> my dad told me that when he was a kid (1950s) he had an old tabletop
> Victrola in the basement of his house with thorn needles AND a
> sharpener/recutter.
> 
I have a sharpener. It has a sandpaper wheel.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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