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  • How much damage does stylus skating across the label do?

    How much damage does stylus skating across the label do?

    Whenever this happens, I wonder how much damage it has done, and if I need to replace my stylus.

    On my Audio Technica, it happens once or twice a year ...

    Turbo
    "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

  • #2
    Well, it won't do it much good, but provided you do not leave it there for more than a few seconds I very much doubt the wear would be of significance. Although the paper is abrasive, we are talking about a diamond after all. I would be more concerned at the cantilever getting bent.
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    • #3
      That's the annoying thing about a player that doesn't take the stylus off automatically. So you're saying that the diamond is hard enough to prevent damage, I guess.
      Does it occur because the record has been poorly pressed? (Wish I could remember which LP it was now ...)
      "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
        That's the annoying thing about a player that doesn't take the stylus off automatically. So you're saying that the diamond is hard enough to prevent damage, I guess.
        Does it occur because the record has been poorly pressed? (Wish I could remember which LP it was now ...)
        In my case it'll usually occur because it's a Jamaican 45 on which the label-what there is of it- has been applied completely off-centre, resulting in the label becoming part of the run-out groove.
        Last edited by Shere Khan; 29-12-2019, 12:29 PM.
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        • #5
          Yes, I can see how that would lead to stylus label excavation. I often only play records once or twice while ripping them, so I can't quite remember which LP it happened on recently. I must check the label placing next time it happens.
          "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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