[78-L] 78-L - broken disc, genuine catastrophe

David Lennick dplennick at yahoo.com.invalid
Sat Jun 27 15:23:47 PDT 2020

 I'm going to say "good luck" because that's probably a laminated record, and those are impossible to align unless the break was really clean and the lamination isn't sticking out. That said, I use only scotch tape since glue is permanent and can't be redone if you haven't aligned the grooves perfectly. (Scotch tape on the edges..some people like to tape the crack on one side and play the other, then remove the tape and reverse the process.)

My two devalued Canadian cents.


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Andrew Evans <andrew.evans at pt.lu.invalid>
To: 78L <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
Date: June 27, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Subject: [78-L] 78-L - broken disc, genuine catastrophe

A cretin on eBoy sold me an E- copy of an early French jazz rarity which
he proceeded to wrap in single-ply corrugated card seemingly repurposed
from an unfolded bottle carton, two winds of bubble-wrap and a gatefold
LP sleeve. No surprise that the disc arrived in two neat pieces: it
could have been a lot more than two.

I remember from way back that John R T had designed and built a jig to
clamp together the fragments of a broken disc long enough and firmly
enough to allow a dub to be extracted. Not sure what other finesses
Ristic might have used but I can imagine that rotating the wreckage at
33.33  or even 16.66 might reduce the stresses on both disc and stylus
at the fracture points.

Does anybody remember anything about that, or have some similar or
alternative ideas? Among my numerous fatally-damaged discs this one is
worth it: covetable in any state; it was only the second copy I'd seen
in 22 years. And as a lightly-scuffed E- the fragments were until
recently probably the best extant copy of Col D13019. Feh.

Stay safe during these strange times
still quietly astride the French-Luxembourg frontier, which has at least
now reopened
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