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Arghhhhhhh!!!!

I have only gone an done it! I was changing sides to my audiophile pressing of 'Alan Parsons Project-I Robot', when I accidentally let the record clamp slip out of my fingers...and yes, it has scratched it!! gutted! Sad

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Re: Arghhhhhhh!!!!

Ahhhh, the dark side of the record clamp...... Devil


 

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Re: Arghhhhhhh!!!!

I'm sorry to hear that your copy only remained pristine for 10 or so days! Sad

How bad's the scratch?

(My original copy of I-Robot is more scratch than track - I've sort of grown used to it...)

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Re: Arghhhhhhh!!!!
FrankHarveyHiFi:

Ahhhh, the dark side of the record clamp...... Devil


 

Someone should possibly make on out of rubber- so that it would just bounce off the record....I would not mind if it was one of my other records but nooooo, it had to be my 200gm one!!

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scene:

I'm sorry to hear that your copy only remained pristine for 10 or so days! Sad

How bad's the scratch?

(My original copy of I-Robot is more scratch than track - I've sort of grown used to it...)

It's not an awful scratch but you can hear a 'donk'(could not think of another way to describe it...) on quiter tracks or when the track starts and ends. Maybe I will get used to it in the end Smile

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Re: Arghhhhhhh!!!!

Suffering succatash!  Its ruined, you might as well snap in two :).  Alan and kin will be happy though as you have to go and buy another one now.

I never use a clamp unless the record is badly warped in some way.  Think about it, you are running a very fine needle in a very tiny grroove with virtually no pressure.  The drag coefficient is negligible and in a way you are causing the middle of the record to indent, especially atop a furry/spongy mat.  Btw, you can get rubber clamps.  Even the little pig from a Revolver is good enough.

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