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Here in california i would consult  BQS  "better quality sound", sepulveda ca and Rainbow records in chatsworth ca.
BQS does custom mastering and  Rainbow does pressing.. no shellac but heavy vinyl.
dneslon

--- On Sun, 4/4/10, David Weiner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: David Weiner <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pressing 78s today & Audio Research URL
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010, 10:22 AM
> Here's a site that deals with some of
> the MANY 78s that have been pressed since the 60s:
> http://www.cool78s.com/index.html
> 
> Dave Weiner
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Malcolm Rockwell"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 9:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pressing 78s today & Audio
> Research URL
> 
> 
> > Really? This is the first I've heard of this. Even
> though India is in the part of the world where the lac
> beetle lives, and thus closer to the source of shellac, I've
> never heard of a pressing plant, in India or anywhere else
> for that matter, still set up to make the biscuits to
> actually press shellac 78s. Not to mention having an actual
> working water heated press.
> > I've asked before on other lists whether a portable,
> one-off press was used in pressing plant audio labs c.
> 1935-40 for making single test pressings, possibly for
> cutter, stylus or new shellac formulation tests. I've never
> gotten an answer, but it seems likely that someone must have
> produced one.
> > Hmmm, I think I'll go for a troll through the Audio
> Record magazine archive today. Maybe I'll spot one there.
> > Here's the URL, just in case you may have missed the
> first posting here:
> > http://www.archive.org/details/audiorecord4552newyrich
> > Malcolm
> > 
> > *******
> > 
> > Nigel Barrett wrote:
> >> Go to India the only country I know still making
> 78's.n.a.b.
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Sueiro Bal Marcos
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> >> 
> >> 
> >>> Greetings
> >>> A client of a friend wants to press "78s". By
> this I assume he means
> >>> coarse-groove discs spinning at 78 RPM --who
> knows with what curve. Anyone
> >>> know of a mastering facility that can cut such
> a lacquer? I could not find
> >>> an answer in the archives. He does not expect
> anyone to actually play them.
> >>> 
> >>> If anyone knows of a pressing plant capable of
> pressing 78s, I'd appreciate
> >>> that too. I assume no one in the world can
> press shellac anymore, but maybe
> >>> thick vinyl?
> >>> 
> >>> I would not even bother asking, but knowing
> this exists
> >>> 
> >>> http://www.phonographcylinders.com/index.htm
> >>> 
> >>> I thought there may be a chance.
> >>> 
> >>> Next up --tinfoil-cylinder reissues of classic
> 1980s CDs.
> >>> 
> >>> Thanks!
> >>> 
> >>> Marcos
> >>> 
> >>> Marcos Sueiro Bal
> >>> Masterdisk
> >>> [log in to unmask]
> >>> 718.902.7441
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >> 
> >> 
>