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It happened again last night. I'm playing my audiophile record of Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms." As you know this is a 45 rpm audiophile recording. I have played it many times with no problems of any sort. Suddenly last night it skips in two places on the second track. It has never skipped before. I do not abuse my records. I have never let the stylus skip across the surface. I have not dropped anything on it. When I play it, it is underneath my dust cover. Yet somehow something must have fallen into the groove and cemented itself in place.
I say "cemented" because I did everything I could do to clear out the obstruction:
1. I use the carbon fiber record brush-very hard.
2. I rewashed it in my Spin Clean with many turns (I had already washed it when it first arrived a couple years ago)
3. Finally, I pushed a toothpick into the fault groove as the record spun hoping to clear the groove. (This had worked on another record with the same problem)
None of this helped. I still have the skip in the same two places. My question for you is how on earth can a pristine, clean, unabused record spontaneously develop a skip?
Is it possible that there might have been a tiny bubble in the vinyl when it was made and that that bubble was finally breached thus putting divot in the groove? That's all I can think of.
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Topic - Spontaneous record skipping. Please help! - LaszloPhoto 23:29:36 07/27/20 (17)
- RE: Spontaneous record skipping. Please help! - SgreenP@MSN.com 20:27:50 07/31/20 (1)
- Close look at cartridge - LaszloPhoto 10:29:44 08/04/20 (0)
- Did you try another record ? Do you have a magnifying glass to - alaskahiatt 18:45:21 07/28/20 (10)
- RE: Did you try another record ? Do you have a magnifying glass to - LaszloPhoto 22:00:16 07/28/20 (9)
- So, what did you find out? nt - alaskahiatt 11:01:00 07/30/20 (7)
- What I saw with my stereo microscope - LaszloPhoto 21:48:02 07/30/20 (6)
- Is this the only record that skips so far? If so, I am stumped. nt - alaskahiatt 18:03:00 07/31/20 (5)
- RE: Is this the only record that skips so far? If so, I am stumped. nt - LaszloPhoto 19:54:19 07/31/20 (4)
- Well, it sounds like it is the tonearm and not the records. Sgreen - alaskahiatt 23:57:02 07/31/20 (3)
- RE: Well, it sounds like it is the tonearm and not the records. Sgreen - LaszloPhoto 10:38:47 08/04/20 (2)
- In your post just before this one, I thought you mentioned that the skipping - alaskahiatt 16:53:52 08/04/20 (1)
- RE: In your post just before this one, I thought you mentioned that the skipping - LaszloPhoto 17:03:17 08/04/20 (0)
- Perfect. nt - alaskahiatt 00:17:13 07/29/20 (0)
- First check the tone arm lift to make sure the arm is not rubbing against it - Opus 33 1/3 04:07:14 07/28/20 (1)
- RE: First check the tone arm lift to make sure the arm is not rubbing against it - LaszloPhoto 10:29:05 07/28/20 (0)
- Have you checked all the turntable settings? - Phil_S 02:19:26 07/28/20 (1)
- RE: Have you checked all the turntable settings? - LaszloPhoto 10:25:26 07/28/20 (0)