Recording question

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Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:49 am

I got my cartridge back from gib and it works fine it plays nice. I am trying to record on cd does it matter which side and I took a 5-16 nut and drilled it out to fit the spindle and it fits right in the cd hole but the cd slips on the turntable.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby opcode66 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Use tape to hold it in place on your platter. A couple of pieces at the edge of the disc.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby tragwag » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:20 pm

Im with todd, definitely use tape to hold it down.
also, when trying to cut grooves onto a CD, I've done this:
-you should be cutting the shiny side
-depending on your lathe, either face of the stylus might be useful
on my recordette I could get some results with the regular stylus face, and also with the back side.
this was because I couldn't change the angle of the cutting arm on the recordette.

on the 6N, I only use the back side of the stylus, and a backward tilt.

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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:46 pm

tragwag wrote:Im with todd, definitely use tape to hold it down.
also, when trying to cut grooves onto a CD, I've done this:
-you should be cutting the shiny side
-depending on your lathe, either face of the stylus might be useful
on my recordette I could get some results with the regular stylus face, and also with the back side.
this was because I couldn't change the angle of the cutting arm on the recordette.

on the 6N, I only use the back side of the stylus, and a backward tilt.

hope that helps!

I can't see the shin side which side do I cut on the side that goes down on the cd player?
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby opcode66 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:02 pm

Yes, the side that goes down in the cd player. What he meant was don't cut into the foil side.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby tragwag » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:54 pm

ah, very sorry Timmy.
I forgot momentarily to whom I was posting.
Todd is correct.

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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:16 pm

tragwag wrote:ah, very sorry Timmy.
I forgot momentarily to whom I was posting.
Todd is correct.

let us know the results!

Thanks no problem
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:31 pm

timmy1 wrote:
tragwag wrote:ah, very sorry Timmy.
I forgot momentarily to whom I was posting.
Todd is correct.

let us know the results!

Thanks no problem

I put on the edge of the cd and turntable but it does not hold it good and I used electrical tape.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby opcode66 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Electrical tape isn't very good. Maybe try some Gaff tape?
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:33 am

opcode66 wrote:Electrical tape isn't very good. Maybe try some Gaff tape?

If I put tape on the cd would it interfere in cutting
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby opcode66 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:14 pm

You only put pieces on the outer edge.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:10 pm

I tried recording on a cd and it worked. I recorded from the radio but you can only play it back once or twice before it starts skipping. I am going some solo plates. does it matter which side you record on and you probably have to cut off the rim of the plate? thanks
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby Steve E. » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:24 pm

Ah, so nice to get an update!!!!

Yes, absolutely, you have to cut the rim off the picnic plate, and cut or drill a hole in the middle.

I wonder why the CDs start skipping after a couple plays. I'm guessing the playback stylus wears out the grooves.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:04 pm

Steve E. wrote:Ah, so nice to get an update!!!!

Yes, absolutely, you have to cut the rim off the picnic plate, and cut or drill a hole in the middle.

I wonder why the CDs start skipping after a couple plays. I'm guessing the playback stylus wears out the grooves.

does it matter what side of the plate you cut on
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:01 pm

I can record on a cd it is loud but when I go to play back with a new play back needle the arm moves across the cd you have to hold it back slightly.
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Re: Recording question

Unread postby Snakeheadfishlab » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 am

Actually you want to drill a 9/32 hole for the center hole and I have had good luck with solo plates,they seem to be a better quality plastic,and cut on the eating side of the plate.


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Re: Recording question

Unread postby timmy1 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:28 pm

I decided to sell my recodette so I put it on ebay today. It has 3 speeds.
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