Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by circularvibes » 05 Mar 2019 02:32

Big B5515 wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:13
Vinyl master, just wanted mention that a gift I sent your way including a couple records from my recent pictures on this thread should have arrived today.
OOH! Prezzies! VM, you need to do a show and tell! Not like you need prodding to do so...

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by vinyl master » 05 Mar 2019 02:36

circularvibes wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:32
Big B5515 wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:13
Vinyl master, just wanted mention that a gift I sent your way including a couple records from my recent pictures on this thread should have arrived today.
OOH! Prezzies! VM, you need to do a show and tell! Not like you need prodding to do so...
Oh, don't you worry yer purdy little head dere, cv...I will have a few items for show-and-tell here soon! :wink:

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by ren2112 » 05 Mar 2019 19:36

E.Man wrote:
15 Feb 2017 06:01
I see a DUAL pictured. Someone with a 3 speed DUAL asked me the other day if they needed a special stylus to play 78s.
I don't know for sure but I suggested they would given they predate 'microgroove' records. That raised the question of old MONO records and how one knows if they are pre or post microgroove and need a specific MONO stylus or not.
I have a 78 stylus on my shure IV, you can still get 78 stylii for most of the 70s carts and there are new MC and MM carts that are specific to 78 play as well. My cart is bridged to mono so I only play back the 78s in mono. Not sure what others do.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 05 Mar 2019 19:58

I like a stereo cart so i can isolate L or R channel if need be. Some records have uneven wear and play better with one channel isolated. Mono (channels combined) is preferred otherwise.

Only moving coil 78 cart I know of that is currently in production is the Audio-Technica SP 78. It's a high output MC and it is mono, not bridged at the pins. I have it, it has a 2.5 mil stylus and sounds fine, I may not have put enough hours on it yet to hear it at it's best. I bought it just because I'm a MC fan anyway and wanted to test it out.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 12 Mar 2019 00:47

Danny Boy / Sweet & Lovely - a couple of Art Tatum sides on Asch records.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 12 Mar 2019 01:29

Moon Glow / Dinah - Benny Goodman Quartet on Victor 25398

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 12 Mar 2019 01:38

Little Pony / Beaver Junction - Count Basie & His Orchestra on a Columbia white label promo 39406

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by vinyl master » 12 Mar 2019 05:48

As I said, I wanted to thank my friend Big B for these, my very first Edison diamond discs and a great Nat King Cole 78'! :D

44631
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I can cross off another format on my want list now! :wink:

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 12 Mar 2019 17:10

That's a fairly late acoustical Diamond Disc you have there, the paper label one, from 1926. Edison went to electrical recording in spring, 1927. Last major U.S. label to do so.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Big B5515 » 18 Mar 2019 06:10

Only brought one home today, Patty Page singing Tennesee Waltz and Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.
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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by cary114 » 19 Mar 2019 01:39

Big B5515 wrote:
18 Mar 2019 06:10
Only brought one home today, Patty Page singing Tennesee Waltz and Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.
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Nice find Big!

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Coffee Phil » 19 Mar 2019 08:52

Hi Big B,

When I was a kid in the fifties I loved Patti Page! Good find!

What is Mercoplastic? Vinyl perhaps.

Phil

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Big B5515 » 19 Mar 2019 09:12

It still seems fairly hard, brittle plastic, I remember taking a Mercury record for its word and breaking my copy of Cincinnati Dancing Pig fairly easily when young. I did replace it finally, about 22 years later at a record & phonograph show. While I've played such records a few times before on a vintage machine, I wouldn't want to put a decent copy to a steel needle, especially one that still has good fidelity as this one. Always nice to find a good record I like for $1.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Bob Dillon » 19 Mar 2019 17:22

Mercoplastic. I have Mercury's with that on it and some that don't. I rummaged around and shortly grabbed a copy of Sh'Boom by the Crew Cuts that is pressed on that stuff, or seems to be . Doesn't say it on the label.

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Re: Currently Playing — at 78 RPM

Post by Coffee Phil » 19 Mar 2019 21:18

Here is something on the history of record materials:

https://www.coda-plastics.co.uk/blog/a- ... tic-of-pop

Aparantly Merco Plastic was a tradename for Mercury’s formula of PVC or polystyrene. Other record lables also had names for their formulas.

Phil

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