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skipping is a problem of vinyl with broken/scratched grooves. On some 
vinyl you can use a penny or nickel on top of the cartridge as weight to 
carry the needle through. On one such recording I actually used my 
finger to press it through and these worked for me. Whether or not it 
would work for anyone else I don't know, and it does have the 
possibility of permanently damaging the recording.

Ron and Paul have some good information too.


On 8/31/2018 12:34 PM, 6295LARGE wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I have a the Victrola set M-127, Schonberg: Gurre-Lieder with Stokowski and
> Althaus.
> It's apparently a reissue because the records are all vinyl.
> I've blown them with a can of compressed air, but the stylus keeps jumping.
> I've tried different styli and cartridges and weights:
> For instance: Shure M44-7 with 2.8ET and 3.5FCR, *GE* VRII 2.5mil, Stanton
> 3.3ET in a Stanton 500 cartridge, *but the styli keep jumping grooves* -
> one at a time - once per rotation.
> I've even tried a Stanton 681 LP stylus.  I've tried 3 different speeds,
> BUT IT ALWAYS JUMPS!!
> I thought the vinyls would sound better than shellac, and maybe they would
> if I weren't having THIS crazy problem.
> Any suggestions? PLEASE!
>
> Thank you.
> Ben Roth
>
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