John, I wish to share a little bit of information with you.
There is a group of people in this one university in the USA who are trying to perfect a totally new and innovative method of transferring vinyl records to hard disk.
This method does NOT use a needle, but uses something that literally reads the waveforms, and converts these waveforms to digital wave signals.
This way, there is no physical contact with the record.
I forget what this technology is called, but it was posted on Brian May's website, and I found it very interesting (in fact, I'd like to get some of my rare records transferred this way).
As well, I think it's a bit selfish of you not to share Hangman with QP.
Perhaps you should sell it to them and retire with the money instead (you can buy more acetates otherwise!)