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 Post subject: Wanted: record player/turntable tonearm assembly
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Victor III
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I'm looking for a newer type tonearm and cartridge, a type that uses a stylus rather than a steel needle, or a record player deck I can remove the tonearm from

I've got the remains of a homemade electric gramophone, essentially a homemade case with a 30's HMV electric motor in, the tonearm is missing, so I want to fit a newer type tonearm and have a turntable for all my 78's I can play through my hifi

I'm based in the UK but does anyone have anything?

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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: record player/turntable tonearm assembly
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 pm 
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How long of an arm do you need?


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: record player/turntable tonearm assembly
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:31 am 
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Victor III
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gramophone-georg wrote:
How long of an arm do you need?


Any length, I'll be re-making the motor board so I'll be able to make anything work


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: record player/turntable tonearm assembly
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 am 
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Anything around?


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted: record player/turntable tonearm assembly
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:24 pm 
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Hi Alex - I might have an old record player arm deep in storage but it will be an age before I can get to it again, sorry! You might be able to find a dud record player cheaply near you on eBay/Gumtree/Preloved. I probably don't need to tell you but the cartridge is likely to be u/s (although you might be lucky) and a decent replacement isn't cheap - BSR SC12M or H is usually recommended (unless you have a phono input and want a magnetic cartridge, in which case you'd need a somewhat more hi-fi arm anyway).

All the best,
Andy


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