[78-L] Record Store Day 78
dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 10 13:27:08 PDT 2013
On 4/10/2013 3:35 PM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
>>> 2.5 or 1.0 or .7 mil? dl
>> Philips head screwdriver #0
>> Mike Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
> I'd have used the kind you get in eyeglass repair kits.
> It's a legitimate question, but you're not likely to get a legitimate answer on this list; how would anybody here know for sure unless they were involved in the manufacturing of the disc. I'm still not sure what to use to play the 78 of "Good Vibrations" from a couple of years ago nor the EMI 1997 acoustic 78 of Roberto Alagna to commemorate the centenial of EMI. Cary's answer would be reliable if they are going to use existing metal parts to press the new 78s but it seems these Record Store Day releases are recut afresh. Good Vibrations, of course, never came out as a 78 so it's a different story, and the Alagna 78 was accompanied by a CD of the recording so there's no need to play the 78.
Alex Pangman made a 78 just after Hurricane Katrina (flood relief). I think it
takes a microgroove stylus. Don't know about Robert Crumb's retro-style 78s.
When Warner Brothers of Canada put out a promo of the Theme from Summer of 42
as a ten-inch 78, they told everyone to get out the old needles, but I pointed
out to them that it was microgroove....also that they'd missed a golden
opportunity to cut it in stereo.
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