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I also use the m-44. Stereo LP's excluded.

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On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 11:17 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, John,
>
> The Stanton in one standard.  The Shure M-44 is another and is used most
> around here, even though I have the Stanton as well.
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Haley
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:55 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Turntable Conversion
>
> The standard cartridge for restoration work of 78's is a Stanton 500.
> There are also a great many special styluses available for that cartridge,
> including ones with truncated tips, which you definitely want.  They work
> much better in getting the best that you can get out of the grooves.
>
> Using any kind of old 78 needle is going to ruin the record immediately.
> You only do that to demonstrate the old record players, understanding that
> the record is going to be useless for any other purpose thereafter.
>
> Best,
> John Haley
>
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 2:15 PM, Amanda Morrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
>