[Dixielandjazz] Acetates

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 4 20:53:05 PST 2005

All of this recording info..I'm still stuck on the hi-fi stereo wire 
Warm regards,
Bob Romans,
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 209-747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no one.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anton Crouch" <anton.crouch at optusnet.com.au>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 7:34 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Acetates

> Hello all
> Thanks to Hal V and Ron L for the coverage of the
> shellac/acetate/cardboard/vinyl matter. Can I complicate the issue by
> mentioning, not the issued records but, the medium used for recording?
> Wax reigned for decades but I am unsure of the role played by acetate in
> the late 30s to mid 40s, ie before the use of magnetic tape. I know that
> 12inch acetates, running at 33, were use as back-up or "safety" recordings
> but was the acetate medium used as a substitute for wax? Ie, was an 
> acetate
> matrix used for mastering?
> All the best
> Anton
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