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 Post subject: How Often Do You Change Your Victrola Needle?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 22, 2010 1:38 pm 
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I was reading the Victor Victrola users manual and it say's to change the steel needle after "every" record. Is this really necessary, and if not how often?

Bill


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Like it says after every record. the records were made to wear the needle to save record wear. it may not look it it but after just one play the needle is bad and it will tear up your records

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PostPosted: Mar Mon 22, 2010 2:38 pm 
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I only use soft tone needles or very seldom a medium.....I usually get 6 sides before changing.
Jerry F Bacon
The soft ones I got from Great Britian.


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A steel needle lasts one side of one record.

Ken D.


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If you want to minimise wear on your records, a steel needle should be used once only.


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