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 Post subject: Re: Wiring a cartridge for Edison/Pathé/Etc.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:34 am 
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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OrthoSean wrote:
Frosted label pressings...the very first DD pressings, with celluliod surfaces rather than condensite, they're usually nice, quiet glass smooth and sound just amazing.

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Okay now I know what you mean. Yes they do sound good. I've never heard them called that. I knew the composition of the records varied (in an unfavorable direction) shortly after thier introduction but I did not know the details.

Would be interesting as Richard asks, to know the time period at which the change took place. Might be complicated. I'm not sure record issue number would do it. For example an early issue that sounded good in 1914 and still being "RE-CREATED" in 1916 might not sound nearly as good even though the 1914 print was fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Wiring a cartridge for Edison/Pathé/Etc.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:12 am 
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Valecnik wrote:
Okay now I know what you mean. Yes they do sound good. I've never heard them called that. I knew the composition of the records varied (in an unfavorable direction) shortly after thier introduction but I did not know the details.

Would be interesting as Richard asks, to know the time period at which the change took place. Might be complicated. I'm not sure record issue number would do it. For example an early issue that sounded good in 1914 and still being "RE-CREATED" in 1916 might not sound nearly as good even though the 1914 print was fantastic.


I think this was addressed in one of the DD discographies or Ron Dethlefson may have mentioned something about this on 78-L sometime back, but I seem to recall they weren't made for long this way. For some reason 1915 sticks in my head when the change happened, but don't quote me on that!

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Wiring a cartridge for Edison/Pathé/Etc.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:29 pm 
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When I swap the red/green wires should I detach the wires from the side that hooks into the needle cartridge or the side that screws in to the arm?


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 Post subject: Re: Wiring a cartridge for Edison/Pathé/Etc.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:31 pm 
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I'd do it at the cartridge.

Edit: Here's a pic I just took, to demonstrate how I use the needle-nose pliers to manipulate the clips. I'm left-handed, so I'm holding the cartridge/headshell in my right hand....note that my right thumb serves as a fulcrum for gently leveraging the pliers.

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