[78-L] Needle size cart?

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Sat Apr 16 18:58:21 PDT 2011

Why so small, when typically, or I have been told, Pathes have a wide 
shallow groove?

joe salerno

On 4/16/2011 12:11 PM, Erwin Kluwer wrote:
> You need a small size stylus for Pathes... Indeed a 2.0 size works fine most
> of the times..
> Erwin
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Mark Bardenwerper<citrogsa at charter.net>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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