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Re: [ARSCLIST] Re-Grooving Records?

Interesting. Thank you for the links. Interesting that there is a market for this as it's so easy to simply go back to the material the CD is produced with.

There are English 78s that contain an abrasive that forms the steel needle used in those days to the dimensions of the groove. With modern equipment, the records don't play very well. Perhaps they are candidates for a surface treatment that would smooth the surfaces in the grooves. Of course the masters wouldn't contain the abrasive so re-pressing would be the obvious solution, assuming the masters exist.

Malcolm Smith.

On Sep 9, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Matt Sohn wrote:

Perhaps someone else could explain what this re-grooving process is. What other than cleaning do they do to CDs? CDs can simply be duplicated without loss.

Malcolm Smith.

it would be great if someone would eventually come up with a process to re-surface records like they do with CDs.

:) - G.N.

I believe he is referring to products that attempt to polish out scratches in the polycarbonate layer of the disc such as:
(low end)
or: http://www.jfjeasypro.com/ (higher end)

-Matt Sohn

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