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by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Inspiring Restoration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Inspiring Restoration Video

The bending of old rusted thin tin tabs cannot be so successful! I refrained from writing at first, but now I have to second these sentiments. The video is interesting and shows a pair of useful tips that I might make use of in the future, but my direct experience in the field tells me that it's ju...
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Rare Beatles 78
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Rare Beatles 78

Hello Andy, I was just going to send you a PM about that record played on your new turntable! How did you manage to put your hands on this? Did a lot of tenners leave your pockets, or was it a lucky finding? About the fact that your videos were dropped - that's weird, I thought they managed to find ...
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Duruflé organ music
Replies: 27
Views: 639

Re: Duruflé organ music

Orchorsol wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:44 pmI must upload some astonishing organ 78s to Youtube sometime soon...
Oh my goodness, you might trigger some organ 78s purchase madness, just as you did when you uploaded those piano pieces a pair of years ago... :D
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 109: latest toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: HMV 109: latest toy.

Your opinion and experience on the above would be of much interest! Well, you have summarised quite effectively the Italian "market" of gramophones, I'm afraid... I'm not a huge collector either, however almost all of the gramophones that I own were imported from UK, Germany or Austria, o...
by Marco Gilardetti
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Duruflé organ music
Replies: 27
Views: 639

Re: Duruflé organ music

Another organ lover here, although not even remotely on the same level of maestro Orchorsol. Unfortunately I only have one single "diamond record" disc of an organ solo, played by Rollo Maitland, which plays back so feeble and distant that possibly kept me off from searching for other orga...
by Marco Gilardetti
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: HMV 109: latest toy.
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: HMV 109: latest toy.

Hello Paolo, nothing to add to the previous messages - it seems to me that your questions were already answered in full - but welcome back to the forum! :)

Where did you buy it? Machines like these are not frequently seen in Italy!
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: An Expert Senior, posing for a portrait in the NPG
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: An Expert Senior, posing for a portrait in the NPG

Oh wow, Peter Maxwell Davies!!! 8-) I was lucky enough to meet him when he came in Torino in the year 2006 - the year of the Olympics - as the featured star of the year of Settembre Musica concerts program. What an intelligent and nice fellow he is! The main concert, kept at the Giovanni Agnelli Aud...
by Marco Gilardetti
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Modernola restore project
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Modernola restore project

Agree in full with Curt. It was an ingenious "emergency repair" done at some point in time, but you can take for granted that the governor is asymmetric and unbalanced, it will never work at its top performance that way. You can save the repaired spring in a plastic bag inside the cabinet ...
by Marco Gilardetti
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Modernola restore project
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Modernola restore project

If my eyes don't fail, in the 13th picture from top, where the governor is clearly visible, it looks like one of the springs that hold the governor weights (which are those three metal cylinders screwed to flat springs) is broken. If so, you absolutely have to replace that part, otherwise the turnta...
by Marco Gilardetti
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Question about Gramophone size of spring power
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Question about Gramophone size of spring power

Personally, I've never seen a gramophone spring that doesn't have the same size at the head and at the tail. The spring pictured on the left also looks heavily deformed. In general, I would suggest replacing both with appropriate new springs. That said, however, they also don't look terrible to the ...