. It plays older records beautifully, but it skips around on a few newer ones. Why?
So first, I realize that a lot of hardcore audiophiles wouldn't touch this turntable with a ten-foot pole. I'm reluctant to post this question, as I'm sure someone will scoff at it and tell me that it will ruin all my records. For what it's worth, I know
. I have no pretense of being a serious collector. I got it on a lark about three months ago, and generally speaking, I have a lot of fun with it.
But here's the thing that's driving me crazy. It skips around on a few of my newer records - like, two or three specific records, all of which I got brand new. My other newer ones (stereo and mono) and all of my older ones (stereo and mono) play fine.
Googling around, I see that it might have something to do with the tonearm pressure. I learned how to adjust it here
. There are five different notches. (Let's call the loosest 1 and the tightest 5). The spring had been on 4. I moved it to 5, which seemed maybe just slightly better. So I moved it to 3, which seemed about the same as 5. But it seems like whatever the underlying problem is, it's still there.
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.