On 3/6/2018 6:41 PM, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:

> to me Swish is an important authenticator. I have used the swish in a
> commercial transfer to find out that the record was transferred at 78 rpm,
> rather than the 70 that ought to have been used. If it had been cleaned up, I
> would not have had this short-cut to prove malpractice.

What record do you have that should have been transferred at 70 rpm?

> The good click-removers we have now have also enabled me to suggest that a
> radial scratch be made on every original shellac record side before archival
> transfer. The use copy may then have the click removed. The archival transfer
> will in itself show one of the most important parameters in transfer.

Such a practice would, in my judgment, constitute vandalism.


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