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 Post subject: Re: EMG/Expert/Astra/Wild/Meltrope soundbox weights.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Victor III
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old country chemist wrote:
THANK YOU "Orchorsol" for very kindly placing on the forum the download of the H.B. Davey booklet on how to use Fibre needles. etc. I had not seen that edition nefore. Fascinating reading-I wonder what a newcomer would think on reading the booklet! Mr Ginn advocated in one of his booklets,up to eight ounces bearing down on the tri-angular needle point. Basically, the weight compacted the needle point into a hard ball,suitable for reproduction, and most important, to alleviate fibre needle breakdowns. The heavily modulated grooves of 1930s onwards 78s required a reproducer to hold it's own in the wavy line of reproduction. I still prefer thorns, as they are easy to sharpen and seem to last the course better than the tri-angular fibre, and have a "cleaner" sound.
Thanks again for posting the booklet. I did enjoy reading it.

You're welcome! I also have the "Cult of the Fibre Needle" articles from The Gramophone in 1934, but I'm reluctant to post them here as they may still be in copyright (a subscription is needed for online access, even back to that date and beyond). As far as I remember they contain little or nothing directly relevant to the topic of this thread, but they're great reading.

On reflection, I suppose the EMG booklet might also be in copyright, but is hardly likely to be enforced!

Andy


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