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Re: [ARSCLIST] Instant Recording Discs, was Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Gunk

So, I'm having trouble visualizing this . . . is the record then balancing on the tapered part of the spindle, with the screw going through the second hole to keep it from going wonky? Is the screw supposed to literally screw into the second hole (i.e., should it be a tight fit, and providing some support to the record), or is it just loose-ish-ly keeping the record from rotating freely on the top of the spindle?


Christie Peterson
Project Archivist, Muskie Archives & Special Collections
Bates College
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Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
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Steven Smolian wrote:
The solution I use is to drill a hole in a turntable mat aligned with the second hole, stick a thin screw in it up side down, put the mat back on the turntable, and put the record on the spindle, aligning the second hole with the protruding screw.

Steve Smolian

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Instant Recording Discs, was Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Gunk

In a message dated 10/12/2006 10:13:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
fbsdmd@xxxxxxxxx writes:
Other than to say drill the hole bigger, which I'm sure is the wrong
answer, I can't help with the playing of these disks. I can say, however,
that the pin in the middle of the platter has usually been called a

Usually the tip of the spindle is tapered or rounded. A solution sometimes
suggested if the spindle is not removable, also useful for centering, is to
place other records on the turntable first to raise the disc above the start of
the taper.

Mike Csontos

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