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 Post subject: New 78's Possibilities...
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Another ridiculously time consuming and expensive endeavor, which now makes any 78 possibilities, well, possible....
This means I've now adapted my laboratory to making "shellac compatible" resin, built a pressure casting system large enough to reproduce 12" Diamond Discs and now can cut a proper 78.


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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This is literally the best news all day. I like the blend of digital tech and the old-school electric lathe!


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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For the process to work, does it need to be ceiling mounted??? :lol:

Joking aside, this is a great endeavor and really appreciate your making things available that othewise would not be for most people.


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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I don't get why more people haven't replied. This is literally the greatest advancement in obsolescence since the replica resin cylinder!


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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The laptop makes it easier to set the EQ and/or RIAA curve. I don't have the correct amplifier, so this is my workaround. The rest of it is vintage pre-war electric.

I'm also surprised more people haven't replied... I was hoping for some input on what to release next, now that anything is possible.
The Berliner Archive Project:
Lend me your Berliners to be molded and get your originals back plus free copies!
See the current status here = http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32545


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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So does this mean you're working from digital files now, with no need for people to send in their prized discs for molding? You can do anything that will fit?

Btw, my wife and I were playing at a restaurant on Sunday ... she pulled out the Arthur Gibbs Charleston and said "What in the hell is this???" :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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Fantastic!

It might be a very off-the-wall choice, and I'm sure I could think of a lot of older rare records, but personally I'd love a 10 inch two-sider of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBbjc5hmho (India was still producing 78s long after 1965).


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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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Say to yourself I am so happy hurray!
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The effort you have put into making Edison records is very admirable. The rare records I would most like to own are the Edison records recorded with Red and Miffs Stompers, which is really The Charleston Chasers. To my ears they produced the best jazz music of the era. I have several CHarleston Chasers 78 records, but still I would like to hear it on my Edison A250. I really don't have a specific rare 78 I would like to have, but that's because my education regarding 1920s jazz bands is limited. Best of luck with your amazing machine!
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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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Orchorsol wrote:
Fantastic!

It might be a very off-the-wall choice, and I'm sure I could think of a lot of older rare records, but personally I'd love a 10 inch two-sider of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBbjc5hmho (India was still producing 78s long after 1965).

Not sure that fits the style/era most of us have in mind... :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: New 78's Possibilities...
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"So does this mean you're working from digital files now, with no need for people to send in their prized discs for molding? You can do anything that will fit?

That's my question too...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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