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Carbon track Modern vs. Vintage

Deus91

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Apr 28, 2019
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Did not realize the difference was so dramatic until recently.
Here is a modern CTS and tracks from vintage Centralabs.
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TM1

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Yeah, they made them nice & thick 60 years ago...
 

Cream Fan

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That's why they last so freaking long. And forget about a modern re-creation. Even if you eliminated the lead from the track, which no modern company will touch, they still would be unable to manufacture a track in this fashion (which if I'm not mistaken involved a baking process), as now their tooling is all geared to silk-screening the tracks. And I don't care how many times you over screen to get a more heavy-duty track, it will NEVER have the longevity of the old Centralabs.
 
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