The following are details of how to take care of the 78s which I have used to take care of 100’s of my own 78s.
- Place the record between two sheets of plate glass (or any completely flat surface of moderate weight).
- DO NOT place any additional weight or add heat, or place them in the sun, etc.
- Placing additional weight on the record will cause the peaks between the grooves to flatten out somewhat, causing distortion during playback; heat can cause the shellac to soften considerably, which causes all kinds of problems. Continue reading