How can I listen to old 78 records?

To play 78s you need the following equipment:

  1. A turntable with variable speed adjustment, covering a range from about 60 to 90 rpm.
  2. A good quality tone arm, containing a stereo cartridge, and styli that have been retipped for playing 78s.
  3. An amplifier, preferably one capable of selecting mono as well as stereo.

What do I do with old 78 records?

If you have old 78s you’d like to donate, the Great 78 Project will accept your old 78 records and digitize them to post online. But reading their FAQs, it does not appear they will ship those old records back to you.

How much are 78 records worth?

Tefteller said in a phone interview. He said that on average a rare jazz 78 might sell for $1,500 to $5,000, whereas sales for a comparable blues record would start at $5,000.

Where can I donate 78 rpm records?

the Internet Archive
To contribute to the community effort at the heart of the Great 78 Project, you can upload files directly to the Internet Archive or, if you have collections of discs to donate, the Archive will pay to pack and ship (but not purchase) the discs for digitization. Drop Bob a line at: [email protected]

Do 78 records need a different needle?

Please note that a 78 RPM stylus with a diameter of 3 mil is necessary for shellac records (pre-1958) and a stylus with a diameter of . 6 mil is designed for 78 RPM vinyl records.

Does anyone want 78 records?

With the passing years, there are far more 78s around than collectors to buy them. However, it is always worth sending your list, as you may be pleasantly surprised by my offer if I find some rarities amongst your records.

Is there a market for old 78 records?

Is there a market for 78 records? There’s a thriving market for classical recordings on 78 – in fact some of the most expensive recent sales of 78s on eBay are of very early (pre-1910) classical works on obscure labels.

How do I get rid of 78 rpm records?

If you want to sell it yourself and you have a lot of high-quality stuff (>$5 per record), you could post them on Facebook’s 78 RPM Sell & Trade group or list on or even Facebook Marketplace or Sometimes even lesser-quality records can be listed.