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Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles
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Author:  GrafonolaG50 [ Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

I use an Ediphone reproducer to play my Indestructibles, especially the shrunken ones. The spring on it keeps it from skipping as badly by keeping the stylus where it belongs and it actually sounds pretty good (rebuilt). If they're severely shrunken, I use a Model H.

Author:  vansteem78 [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

Hmm what I need to know is how to get them on the mandrel when they are shrunk. Now I am talking the cardboard centers. May not be the same ones you are talking about.

Author:  tomb [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

I have used a reamer on them with a little success. It sands the metal and cardboard. Tom B

Author:  vansteem78 [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

Thanks Tom B. I'll try that.

Author:  vansteem78 [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

I recently tried reaming my two minute indestructible and Everlasting cylinders with success. The reamer I used was bought at Naucks and works great. I had about six to eight I was not able to fit on to the mandrel until I used the reamer. Now they fit correctly and play wonderfully. I had bought a two minute Edison machine so was forced to try it and it worked for me. The metal parts are not in the way and cardboard was reamed with ease. Took but a minute or two to do each cylinder.

Author:  Phonofreak [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

Yes, I have used a reamer with great success. You have to do it slowly, and do not rush it.
Harvey Kravitz

Author:  rgordon939 [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

Rather than using an Ediphone reproducer I use an Indestructible Model-N reproducer. They produce greater volume due to the fact the stylus is spring loaded.

Rich Gordon

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Author:  Phonofreak [ Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trick for playing shrunken 2 minute indestructibles

For you Columbia collectors, The AZ, and the B series Lyric machines, play these loud and clear. Not to mention the little BV machine.
Harvey Kravitz

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