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Thank you all so much for all of the information. It really does help me in
moving forward.

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Matt Sohn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Amanda,
> You most certainly don't need a steel needle to play your discs. You just
> need a stylus that is wide enough to ride the grooves properly without
> bottoming out. My recommendation is to get a cartridge that allows you to
> swap out styli of different sizes.
> A quick reference on playing 78s can be found here:
> http://www.78rpm.com/rescat/tech_info.htm
> and cartridges and styli can be ordered here:
> http://www.esotericsound.com/CartStyli.htm
>
> -Matt Sohn
>
>
> I am not sure. I know that for the Victrola records I would need a steel
>> needle and I was unsure if anyone made a cartridge that would fit onto a
>> regular turntable arm that would accommodate that type of needle. This is
>> why I was under the impression that I needed to replace the arm as well as
>> the needle.
>>
>
> On 19/01/2016, Amanda Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Hello Everyone,
>> >
>> >            I am currently working on a digitization project that spans
>> > multiple audio and visual items. I have a Thorens TD 190-2 turntable and
>> > was wondering if there was a way to replace the arm and the needle in
>> order
>> > to digitize Victrola records? If not then does anyone know of any
>> equipment
>> > that can be used for the conversion of this type of item? I thank you in
>> > advance for any help you may be able to offer and hope you have a
>> wonderful
>> > day.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Respectfully,
>> >
>> > Amanda Morrow
>> > Electronic Resource Cataloger & Music Digitization Specialist
>> > John C. Pace Library
>> > University of West Florida
>> > 850-474-2453
>> >
>> > “My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both
>> move
>> > people forward without wasting anything.”― Peter Golkin
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Respectfully,
>
> Amanda Morrow
> Electronic Resource Cataloger & Music Digitization Specialist
> John C. Pace Library
> University of West Florida
> 850-474-2453
>
> “My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move
> people forward without wasting anything.”― Peter Golkin
>



-- 
Respectfully,

Amanda Morrow
Electronic Resource Cataloger & Music Digitization Specialist
John C. Pace Library
University of West Florida
850-474-2453

“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move
people forward without wasting anything.”― Peter Golkin