Hello-I use a dry nail brush to activate the lubricant in the record after 
cleaning - if there is contaminate on the record, Spinning on my Micro power 
house turntable and holding the brush against the grooves while the record 
is spinning. If there is a vertical bump/warp I use my Pickering 190-D arm 
which will follow any warped record - and slowing it down to 33 1/3 then 
correcting speed in computer will greatly improve the tracking - Mickey

-----Original Message----- 
From: 6295LARGE
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 12:34 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Can't get these vinyl 78s to play.

Hi everyone,

I have a the Victrola set M-127, Schonberg: Gurre-Lieder with Stokowski and
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,
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