Hi "Safety":

What do I do with the old ones? Does anyone recycle them or should I just toss them?

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Breneman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Victrola needles

> --- On Tue, 10/20/09, Danger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> change
>> needle every 2 to 3 disks
>> -- 
>> Best regards,
>>  Danger             
> Fascinating advise from an entity identifying itself
> with such a moniker.  If you are cheap, (like me) and
> are playing records in v+ condition or less, you can get
> by with rotating the needle 180 degrees for a second play.
> But, if you leave the needle *in place* for a second play,
> by the end of that play it will be building up shoulders,
> and the tip, now unseated in the groove, will be
> careening from side to side against the groove walls.
> By a third play, if you're so deaf that you can tolerate
> the degradation in sound quality, you'll be repaid
> with a record that has suffered serious damage.
> Sign this missive -
> - "Safety"   :-)