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 Post subject: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Okay, here is a good one. I bought a Standard disc record, but obviously have no way to play it, since I do not have a Standard talking machine. Basicly, I bought it because of the label. I was courious, could this record be played on my Victrola? Or is this just a pipe dream?

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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Paul,

"Standard" records are lateral and may be played on your Victrola. However, you will need an adapter for the large spindle hole. I got mine from Darrell Lehman. If you're interested in buying one, I can find out if he still has them.

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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:11 pm 
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I just manually center the disk on the turntable of my victrola. Works just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:47 pm 
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That would be great! Rocky:

Thank You,

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:37 am 
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If you really like to play them alot, one of the phono supply places used to sell a steel spindle cover that fit over the spindle so you could play standards. I almost never play the few that I have. I also have not standard machine. I do however have that cover and would sell to you for $10 or so if I knew where to find it.... no chance of that any time soon though. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:02 am 
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Well, this is the frist one I ever bought, so, I'll have to see how I like it. Someone else suggested I use a nut or a washer, to play the record.

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 Post subject: Re: Can a Standard Disc Record, be played, on my Victrola?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:16 am 
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Found a nut, and was able to play the record. Not too bad.

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