ITCHING FOR A SCRATCH #ItchingForAScratch #GetIntoTheGroove
If it bothers you that much, how bad are you itching to fix a scratch? Maybe it's a #vinyl record that's not that hard to find. But maybe the record that you have is rare, out of print and simply irreplaceable. First of all, a "scratch" on a record is merely a cut into (or across) the grooves of a record. The needle lays in the grooves and will play fine unless the grooves somehow become obstructed. Sometimes it's only a hard-dried speck of something that can be wiped off or picked off with the edge of your nail. But if it's a severe cut or #scratch across the surface of one or more grooves it will make the needle skip.
So what if you had a magnifying glass that gave you a microscopic view of the grooves on a record and you used a pinpoint-sharp scribe to carve through the scratch that damaged that groove? That's exactly what I did to my album version of "All My Love" by L.A.X. It actually worked and the scratch is gone now. That's bothered me for years and just like that now the scratch is gone. There's a small pop when the needle rolls past that spot but it don't skip no more. An almost science-like approach. Anybody else would probably say... Maaan, forget about it. Ain't nobody got time for that. I do. EMB