[78-L] Needle size cart?

Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net
Sat Apr 16 09:15:30 PDT 2011

My record collection is constantly expanding. I just came upon a very 
good deal last weekend at a local estate sale. I have been playing the 
stack today on my old Garard changer, equipped with Stanton 500 and a 78 
rpm needle. I am very pleased with the general condition of most of 
them. They vary in age and style a lot which makes for an interesting mix.
I have discovered though that this leads to problems due to groove 
specs. the majority of the records play with good sound and sure 
tracking. However, the Pathes are not playable because the needle simply 
skids across the top of the grooves. And I have a vary crisp copy of an 
Eddie Cantor record on Emerson that has a terrific amount of hiss, but 
low sound level.
I know that the 78 needle is only a crude match for some of these 
records, so that it undoubtedly the source of my problem. Has anyone 
made a list of records along with their correct playing speeds and 
needle sizes?
What would be suitable matches to play the Pathes and the Emerson?

Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr. #:?)
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