There was a parcel on the porch when I walked up to the door this evening. I’ve been putting off recording the 78s that Walt brought by until I got a replacement stylus for my turntable. The stylus that I have been using for the past few years is specifically designed for use on LPs and is much too narrow for the wider grooves of the 78 rpm records. Fortunately, the maker of my cartridge, Ortofon, makes a replacement stylus just for the transfer and playback of 78s. Also in the package are a few bottles of cleaning and preservation fluids.
I’m anxious to get started on transferring these 78s, so I’ll keep this post short. Here are a few mountain classics that I was enjoying as I set up the new stylus and made a few adjustments to the tonearm. Y’all enjoy these while I get busy with Walt’s first batch of 78s.
Carter Family - Sow 'Em On The Mountain.mp3 Jimmy Renfro & His Memory Valley Boys - The Life We Live.mp3 Hylo Brown - The Preacher and The Bear.mp3