Post by tarheeltinkerer on May 7, 2009 22:36:39 GMT -5
I have a few discs where part of the edge is missing but not cutting into the recorded grooves. One in particular is troublesome because it leaves almost no room to lower the reproducer without the stylus hitting the darn flaked section. Dummy here just read about how you can destroy a stylus this way I checked it with a jeweler's loop and God apparently looked out for me as the diamond appears to be okay and plays like it did before without issue. I checked some of the discs and they are not showing damage either so I think (I hope) the stylus is okay.
Is there a putty or something I could fill in this gap that won't hurt the stylus?
Post by agesagomusic08 on Aug 5, 2009 23:26:19 GMT -5
unfortunatley i dont think anything has been seen to do that yet. for repairing edge chips to some DDs, i use a small amount of nailpolish to and very gently appoly it to the edge chipped area, being careful not to get into the grooves of the record. a couple of light dabbings is sufficient and allow it to dry a couple hours. however, i always try to make sure that i lower the reproducer on the groove part of the record very slowly, the only thing the polish does is prevent your record chips from getting any worse. handle and store them with care and you should be ok. if you set the reproducer in the first couple of grooves, the stylus should play on the record and not track into the worn area on the record leadout. this happens because when you put the reproducer on the edge of the record, (leadin) there is no groove for the stylus to get ahold of to make the weight stay stable on the record and it wants to move right until it hits the grooves and then it will stay secure! hope this helps...
Post by PhenolResin on Apr 29, 2010 12:11:13 GMT -5
I agree with agesago. And you might think your stylus tip is OK, but a better way to determine the health of your stylus is to find a common, less desirable Diamond Disc, place it on your machine and turn it on. Once it's up to speed, bring the reproducer arm to the end land area of the record and lower the reproducer. Look to see if the stylus is cutting a faint groove into the land area (you'll need good light for this). After a few revolutions, stop the machine, bring the reproducer to rest, remove the disc and check it up close under strong light. If you see grooves, try to rub them off with your fingertip. If they remain, you've got a damaged stylus tip and you should avoid using it any further, especially with your prized NMs and Electrics!!