[78-L] Steel needles

Ron L'Herault lherault at verizon.net.invalid
Sun Aug 21 19:30:27 PDT 2016

I think they came in around the same time that the rochelle salt crystal
pick ups came in.   The lighter pick ups would have made the use of a slow
wearing stylus possible.

Ron L

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Subject: [78-L] Steel needles

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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