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Hi everyone...

I have some more questions about the lacquer disk I asked about last
week.  I've started trying to transfer it, but it's skipping badly for
about the first half of side A.  Would it make any sense to try to
slightly weigh the cartridge down, like with a coin or something?  It
just seems like the thing is skipping pretty high (and the 78 speed
seems to be contributing to that), so I thought that weight might help
prevent it.  On the other hand, it might make things worse.

I did notice that when I slowed the speed down to 45, it skipped less,
so I was thinking I might just record it this way and pitch correct it
in the software.  Maybe slowing it down to 33 would produce even less
skips.  But before I tried that, I wanted to ask those more
knowledgable if that's a good idea or not, playing it at the wrong
speed.  This is a unique recording, and I don't want to damage it
further.

Barring that or any other suggestions, it might be better to send this
one out to a vendor.  Any takers?


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Trey Bunn
Audiovisual Conservator
Emory University Libraries
Preservation Office
Atlanta, GA
404-727-4894