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In actual fact. there have been a very few 78 rpm records pressed, usually 
for
promotion of the artists, here in North America. However, they are pressed
in vinyl, not shellac...and I doubt if they use "coarse" (.03") grooves! 
IIRC,
these are discussed extensively on the 78L list...and MAY have been noted
on this list as well?!

Steven C. Barr

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From: "Nigel Barrett" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2010 8:35 AM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pressing 78s today

> 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:
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>> 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
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>> 718.902.7441
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