[78-L] Steel needles

Rodger Holtin 78-L rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid
Sun Aug 21 18:29:11 PDT 2016

I know that up through the Orthophonic Victrola and earliest Electrola models the old straight shank steel needles were the standard.  

At what point did they introduce the "semi-permanent" needles that I remember from the early Fifties?  They looked kinda like a dog leg and I wore out a lot of them. When the record sounded fuzzy it was time to change the needle. 

Still have many of the records I played that way and I assume only the lighter weight of the pickups then was my only saving grace or they'd surely have been ruined and they aren't. 


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