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Old 10-15-2017, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Electronic M View Post
I had a radio/phono with that arm it was at LEAST as heavy as the average metal arm of the day. As long as your 78's are worn these are fine, but most period gear is too rough on records to be acceptable for proper record life.
I used to hardly play any of my 78's, 45's, and 33's, especially on old equipment. In the last few years I realized that I'm either going to be giving them away at one point or they'll end-up in a dumpster, so I just enjoy playing them. The typical record collection of popular music is of nominal value these days anyway and will just go down in value. I spoke to a long-time serious record dealer recently who removes common 78's from collection buys and puts them right in the dumpster!
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