a steal needle on a piano record is often the best kind!

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a steal needle on a piano record is often the best kind!

Post by rgodridge » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:53 pm

Here's columbia lx350 from 1931, my favorite recording of hungarian rhapsody no 2, on my hmv 109.
Thorne needles, to me, don't sound like they do piano records justice some of the time, especially not olumbias, so here it is with a steal needle.
http://oldgramophonerecords.co.uk/hungarian.mp3

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Re: a steal needle on a piano record is often the best kind!

Post by Gmemg » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Columbia records of this period are often Laminated and Fibre needles Hate laminated surfaces none sound good and may harm the surface -with Laminated records a steel needle is the only way .

I find Piano records need a steel needle anyway to bring out the brightness of tone - a Fibre needle usually cannot reproduce those tones as most seem to just reduce those frequencies
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