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 Post subject: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:49 pm 
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It was too good of a deal to pass up. Its still running the stock cartridge and stylus, and there's no EQ.
For my first test, I tried playing a copy of Brunswick "The Original Charleston" by Isham Jones. Its a formula I think is probably close to vinyl, but I've not really researched vinyl so who knows....

The turntable is an Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB. I've already ordered a Stanton 500 cartridge and 78 stylus. I can't wait to listen to the difference. An equalizer may also be in order?
And another thanks to Marcapra for loaning me the original disc!

https://youtu.be/Nh42GYNDyLw
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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 am 
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Sound pretty good. Can the resin copies be played on a regular phonograph or do they need to be played with a light weight pick up?

By the way I love my Stanton 500 cart - it plays like a dream and I am sure you'll be very please with yours.

Seems like you have copies of most bands playing the Charleston! You should try and add the UK version by the Savoy Orpheans which was issued by HMV (B2076). Have a listen as I have posted a link to a transfer from my copy. For an earlyish HMV electrical it sounds very good I think


https://app.box.com/shared/m8ynuu6dj2


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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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Resin copy seems to have retained a lot of snaps and cracks, also a slightly lower volume than what may be obtained from an original shellac copy.


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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:12 am 
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The resin copies can be played on acoustic machines. The volume is exactly the same as an original. I guarantee that since I'm the one who loaned Don some of my originals, if an original has a defect like a scratch or needle drop, the copy will have that also. The best part about them is that the resin is a quieter surface so you don't get the surface noise you sometimes get from shellac.

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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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^ That's good to know !


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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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Swing Band Heaven wrote:
Seems like you have copies of most bands playing the Charleston! You should try and add the UK version by the Savoy Orpheans which was issued by HMV (B2076). Have a listen as I have posted a link to a transfer from my copy. For an earlyish HMV electrical it sounds very good I think



I love the intro! Thanks for sharing this.
I have "a thing" for the Charleston, the song and the dance, I've not yet been to the city though :D I spent months taking dance classes to be able to do it 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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I'll bet it's hard to find a dance partner who would know how to do it? It's a pretty hard dance to do! There were a lot of dance crazes in the 20s and 30s, such as the Black Bottom, the Peabody, the Lindy Hop (I thinks that's the one where you put your index finger in the air and wiggle it around in time to the music. The only place I know where you could dance the Charleston in public would be the Roaring 20's Club which has a big meeting every summer in L.A.


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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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Great video. I really enjoyed it. How does a resin copy affect a steel needle? Does a resin copy have the same wear on either the record or the needle?
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:17 am 
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Phonofreak wrote:
Great video. I really enjoyed it. How does a resin copy affect a steel needle? Does a resin copy have the same wear on either the record or the needle?
Harvey Kravitz


The 78 copies I sell play just like shellac 78's. They can be played on wind-ups with steel needles or on modern turntables. Now that I have an electric turntable I'm also experimenting with softer, quieter resins. These will hopefully sound better than the originals on an electric turntable.

Ps. I just bought the turntable in the video and its still using the stock LP cartridge. I'm assuming it will sound better with the Stanton 500 cartridge and 3 mil stylus that I've ordered.
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 Post subject: Re: My First Modern Turntable - Brunswick Charleston Video
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Here's a video of one of my resin copies being played on both the new electric machine and a VV-VIII. The new one now has the Stanton cart and correct stylus. The Victor is using a soft tone needle and its No. 2 reproducer is using one of my soft one piece silicone gaskets...

https://youtu.be/ZQpBFyhRda8
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