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Posted By: Thomas Stern
13-Nov-19 - 07:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Song of Reproduction (Flanders & Swann)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of Reproduction (Flanders & Swann)
http://www.sparkplug.org.uk/wardworks/Gramophone/index.html

for playing 78rpm records (in the old days) the stylus was
a steel needle, loud or soft variations.
To reduce wear on the records, a plant based material (thorn)
could be used, which also produced a lower sound volume than steel.

Thomas.