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Videos: Playing a record with a paper cone

You might not have thought it possible, but this video shows it is possible to play a record with only a paper cone. The tip has to be pretty sharp, but the paper won’t damage the record, so the video maker claims. If you had the record on a pottery wheel, a pencil, or something similar, you could probably get it to play with no electricity.

And someone did! Here’s one that pulls it off a functional cone player without electricity:

With the recent resurgence of vinyl, you can likely find a record around with which to try this. If we have that solar flare that wipes out all technology, remember this trick.


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One thought on “Videos: Playing a record with a paper cone

  1. Wow! I didn’t know that.

    Posted by kkessler833 | 7 Apr 2019, 10:58 am

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