Print

Print


You could try making your own.

http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/talkingmachines/fibreneedle.html


These people say they sell them

http://www.soundsofold.com/


                                            Roger

--- On Thu, 10/22/09, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Victrola Needles
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 4:15 AM

Hi John:

Where does one get bamboo needles these days?

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Eberle" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Victrola Needles


> It is my humble opinion based on over 40 years of collection acoustic 78s , that playing them with bamboo needles is the way to go . Bamboo needles  cause almost no wear and have a moderate volume and good musical tone . In  my collection are many Zonophone , Victor , Columbia ,Emerson and others that I have played many dozens of times over the years on a Victor Model ll (  which has a laminated Oak
> Horn ) with fibre ( bamboo ) needles . They still  play clear , loud and relatively noise free. The grooves appear rather  smooth and clean viewed at 100x under a microscope .
> 
> 
> John  Eberle
> AMERICANA CD MASTERING 313 EAST COLLEGE STREET SUITE 3A
> DICKSON  , TENNESSEE 37055
> 615-441-4660
> 
>