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I saved the recently posted article about Vitrolac.  I just sent it to
myself on WeTransfer, and here is the link where you can download it for
yourself, at least until the link expires in a few days.

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/42fbec86b2e2f2a7cfaae6c11ad30f
8820180919193929/19803be3f0633641ada33835907f579520180919193929/46bce1

Best,
John Haley

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 3:32 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Ben,
>
> I should have read your first sentence more carefully. What you describe
> as vinyl is actually Victrolac, a "thermoplastic resin" that Victor
> developed for the long-playing Program Transcriptions. There was quite a
> bit of discussion a few weeks back about Victrolac on this list.
>
> Is the stylus picking up any dirt? Dennis Rooney described a problem with
> Victrolac records oozing sticky gook into the grooves. Perhaps he can
> respond and refresh our memories on this.
>
> Gary
>
> ____________________________
>
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>
> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> Arnold Schoenberg
>
> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> Igor Markevitch
>
> "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
> audible,
> on that system nothing will be audible."
> G. Galo
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of 6295LARGE
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:26 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Shoenberg: Gurrelieder Stokowski vinyl 78 M-127
> tracking problems
>
> Hi Gary,
>
> I never heard of Victrolac.
>  I'm sure the record is clean, because I just cleaned it.
> I cleaned it with "PURE 2 - Professional record cleaner from by "Nitty
> Gritty"
>
> I has the scroll label and it feels like vinyl.  Is it not vinyl?
>
> Regards,
> Ben
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 3:17 PM Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Hi Ben,
> >
> > Is this a Victrolac pressing with scroll labels, or regular shellac? My
> > Victrolac copy has a lot of crud in the grooves, a problem with that
> > material that was mentioned a few weeks back on this list. If this is the
> > case, the records need a good cleaning.
> >
> > I also had, at one time, a post-war shellac pressing with RCA Victor
> > labels, and a banner-style cover on the album. I've used a 2.5 mil TE on
> > both sets without problems.
> >
> > Best,
> > Gary
> >
> > ____________________________
> >
> > Gary Galo
> > Audio Engineer Emeritus
> > The Crane School of Music
> > SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> >
> > "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> > Arnold Schoenberg
> >
> > "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> > Igor Markevitch
> >
> > "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
> > audible,
> > on that system nothing will be audible."
> > G. Galo
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:
> > [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of 6295LARGE
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:07 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Shoenberg: Gurrelieder Stokowski vinyl 78 M-127
> > tracking problems
> >
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > I never thought I'd have tracking problems with these beautiful vinyl
> 78s,
> > but i do.
> > I know they've been reissued on LP and CD, but, strange as it may seem, I
> > need to have the 78's for transferring purposes.
> > The styli are jumping.  I've even tried with a .7 mil stylus just to see
> if
> > it would track better.
> > I tried playing the records at 45 and 33, but the styli keep jumping
> > forward.  It looks as though the grooves are jerky while the records look
> > brand new.
> >
> > Has anyone ever come across this problem?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ben Roth
> > PLEASE respond to [log in to unmask]
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
>