Congratulations! Welcome to the fast spinning club!
I assume that you have secured the proper stylus and know about summing the channels to mono. It usually make a big difference with 78s.
wblynch wrote: ↑02 Nov 2019 06:43Thanks Coffee Phil.Coffee Phil wrote: ↑22 Oct 2019 17:27Hi wblynch,
You machine controls speed with RC time constants so it is very likely that you can easily get it to spin at 78.26 RPM.
wblynch wrote: ↑20 Oct 2019 23:57Found a bunch of 78s at a local used stuff store. Came out with 120 random records for $80. Haven’t gone through them and don’t even have 78 playback capabilities at this time. But cleaned off the first dozen and added them to my DiscOGS collection. Earliest so far is from 1909. Most are 1920-48.
I’m excited to listen to them. Have to convert my SL-1900 first.
I couldn’t find any info for converting my Technics SL-1900 and guides for other models didn’t help. But some poking around and experimentation led me to find that bridging R10 with a 28 kohm resistor got me very close. I do have to adjust the 45 rpm speed control but I have 78 now. I might try a 22 kohm instead. A switch allows me to retain 45 functionality.
After reviewing the 120 78s I now have, the earliest are 1904 and 1905.
I was happy to find Billy Murray’s “Casey Jones, the Brave Engineer”, from 1910. As far as I can tell, this is the first recording of the legendary song.