Ahh, yes. I just noticed in IASA TC-04 it mentions the reduction in
static charge part. That's nice to see in print. So it also mentions
deterioration on subsequent playback which I remembered as being unspecific
and it is. It's nice to have Mr. Biel mention a case where that may happen
where as "increasing surface noise in all subsequent 'dry' plays" without
specifics isn't quite as clear. I'm feeling more satisfied now seeing the
static charge topic referenced in print. It also seems that there is less
of an issue with static charge in the case of shellac (especially compared
to vinyl).

Thanks for the replies,


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> You cannot play shellac records wet, or even damp.  Shellac discs will
> eventually disolve in water, and by playing them wet you are allowing
> the stylus to gouge out some nice soft shellac.  Once played wet a
> shellac record will never play properly dry again.
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]