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Sonny Til on Clown

I’ve owned what looks like a mint- copy for a few years. Always played ok up until last week when I noticed a couple of tiny skips in the record. Nothing very noticeable, but still annoying on what looks like a very clean copy. 

So a few questions. Has anyone else come across this problem and more importantly any tips on how it could be fixed?
I know that most / all copies are pressed slightly off centre and there are a few dimples in the vinyl. Could either of these affect how the record plays?

Occupational hazard I know collecting records, but that bit more annoying given that it’s not one that’s easily replaced.

All answers appreciated!

Cheers

Keamus

 

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If it's played OK for years maybe your stylus is set up wrong. A friend of mine was having sound problems and skipping on his record deck and we noticed the stylus had twisted a bit, instead of pointing straight down in the 6 o'clock position it had moved left slightly. Just 1mm out made a massive difference.

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Thanks Alan. New stylus a couple of weeks ago so will try. Cheers Keamus

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Swapped stylus. Better, but not total fix. Still one small skip. I'll keep trying!

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I've heard about the toothpick treatment, but never been brave enough to try it for myself. Guess the thing to do is to practice on a disc of no value or already damaged. Thanks for the tip!

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The last record of mine that skipped was due to not having the cartridge/stylus at the correct weight.

Good luck with it

Dave

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Been messing about with weight on the arm. Still just the one skip! Thanks for the advice. Cheers Keamus

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