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What's on it Trey?

About the skipping - do you see any damage, severe digs in the groove? 
 From the way you describe it I am imagining that it is rather severely 
damaged.

joe salerno


Trey Bunn wrote:
> 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
>