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GUEST,Jim Ward 78's How do I play them? (20) RE: 78's How do I play them? 21 Dec 05

Don't worry about damaging 78's by playing them with an LP stylus. These records were made to be played with steel needles in soundboxes that tracked at six ounces or more. Any slight damage a .007 mil LP stylus would do, tracking at a couple of grams, would be to the very bottom of the groove. A proper truncated 78 sylus (usually .028-.035 mil) would ride on the groove wall above this. If you do play them with an LP stylus the sound will be very thin, but on a badly worn record it may actually sound better as it will not pick up all the damage to the walls of the grooves.

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