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by Marco Gilardetti
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Duruflé organ music
Replies: 35
Views: 1549

Re: Duruflé organ music

Great record, Andy! Did you try to play it also on any of your EMGs? Does it sound good? Ah! I forgot - some time ago I uploaded side 4 played on the EMG Mk Xb Oversize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kB3IeTlRcM That's absolutely impressive Andy!!! The bass is outstanding, especially when the int...
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Duruflé organ music
Replies: 35
Views: 1549

Re: Duruflé organ music

Great record, Andy! Did you try to play it also on any of your EMGs? Does it sound good?
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!

Of course, and there are also many other fellows here that will surely do their best to help you!
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!

Well, the three semi-spheric masses that you pictured in the 3rd photograph should revolve almost freely if the motor is quite all right, and should begin to revolve fast if you apply few turns of winding to the mainspring with the handle (turning it clockwise). Don't overwind the spring, as you may...
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Huge PA gramophone at silent cinema.
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Huge PA gramophone at silent cinema.

Yesterday we went to see a projection of La Moglie di Claudio, silent movie starring super-diva Pina Menichelli. The accompanying music has been written and performed live by Vinicio Capossela. To my surprise, there was also a huge PA gramophone on stage, with a *huge* suspended horn, and it has bee...
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?
Replies: 97
Views: 6517

Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

epigramophone wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:41 am This Model 56 has just appeared on eBay. The Maltese dealer's plate suggests an Italian made machine.
Why so? While I agree that Malta should logically be Italian, it has been under UK until 1964.
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Columbia n.120a: help needed to save it!

No offense intended, but entering this hobby with a machine that has a lot of problems and no clue was not a good idea. There is little that can be done just by looking at pictures and doing some storytelling. First of all, it seems that the tonearm is frozen as it stands above the record. Try to sp...
by Marco Gilardetti
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The MAL sharpener
Replies: 25
Views: 819

Re: The MAL sharpener

Count me among your customers... ;)
by Marco Gilardetti
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: The MAL sharpener
Replies: 25
Views: 819

Re: The MAL sharpener

Since it reportedly works so well and since it reportedly sells for over 200£, what if anyone owning the appropriate machinery would craft a new batch of MAL-type sharpeners?
by Marco Gilardetti
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Inspiring Restoration Video
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

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...