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Re: arsclist acetate recordings

Lotsa luck. (Cracked lacquer ain't cracked shellac.)

P.S. IMO, our friend John RT is not now "THE leading
transfer engineer for jazz 78s". He is but one of several
collector/engineers who do outstanding work in this area.


Doug Pomeroy   pomeroyaudio@xxxxxxx
Audio Restoration [CEDAR] & Remastering
>From: Don Cox <doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: arsclist acetate recordings
>Date: Fri, Jul 27, 2001, 2:51 PM
> On 27-Jul-01, Doug Pomeroy wrote:
>> I run across this problem frequently, and have tried various
>> techniques. One which will sometimes work with lacquer which has come
>> loose in large pieces is to apply some viscous fluid to the surface,
>> letting it run *under* the loose piece, which when pressed down, will
>> then adhere to the aluminum so that the disc can be played at least
>> once (with a light tracking force, and also at greatly reduced speed).
>> I have used corn oil, and also vaseline with some success. This is
>> simply a way to improve the chance of making one successful transfer
>> before discarding the disc. A surface which has lots of large cracks
>> (due to shrinkage of the lacquer), but no loose pieces can actualy
>> present a worse problem, since there is no way to fill-in the cracks,
> John R. T. Davies (the leading transfer engineer for jazz 78s) has some
> methods for filling cracks in 78s which might perhaps be applied to acetates.
> http://www.jazzrescue.com/faq's.htm
> Regards
> --
> Don Cox
> doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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