[78-L] Needle size cart?

buster busterdog at mac.com
Sat Apr 16 11:45:54 PDT 2011

Any stereo cartridge will retreive vertically cut information. To do this, locate the channel that doesn't have the ground strap on it. Now reverse the two connections + to - and - to +. Now, strap the 2 channels together either at the cartridge or with a "Y" cord at the stereo. Now, the lateral information will cancel and the vertical information will sum.

On Apr 16, 2011, at 9:15 AM, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:

> Hello,
> 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?
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr. #:?)
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