Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

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Mrs Ritchie Valens
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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 12 Jul 2019 16:12

Intresting! I have a couple of records, (45's) that skip on my audiotechnica, but play fine on my 1961 changer.

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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by kingpin1935 » 13 Jul 2019 12:47

Chances are the tracking weight on your auto changer is much more,so the stylus sort of "drives thru"the skip?
Just a thought.

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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by circularvibes » 13 Jul 2019 14:50

It may also be that the changer has a conical tip and the AT table has an elliptical or better tip. I have records I play on a conical Stanton 500 that skip on my AT 440mlb. I have also cleared skips by carefully cueing back and forth over a skip, sometimes with judicious sideways pressure on the tonearm.

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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by lbls1 » 13 Jul 2019 15:43

Nice idea. I have a few records with a skip just like that.

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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by jdjohn » 15 Jul 2019 22:23

I have successfully done this as well (or something similar) as a last resort. I just now noticed this thread, though.
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Re: Clearing a skip with a wet toothpick

Post by Sunwire » 15 Jul 2019 22:42

I have cleared skips with a toothpick, too.
I will also use my stylus brush for troublesome stuff stuck in the grooves. The kind of stylus brush made with stiff carbon fiber bristles. I use a little record cleaning solution or sometimes straight isopropyl alcohol along with the toothpick or brush.