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by emgcr
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

Thanks for your photos Iain and, although I have had this box for ten years, I have not rebuilt it and have used it only occasionally—it sounds reasonable but could well do with new gaskets. This is the first time I have considered it in great detail---thank you for bringing that about ! The hooped ...
by emgcr
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

Many thanks Iain and it is fascinating to see the development process. The first three photos below show my version of your box but with an aluminium diaphragm and interestingly also depict the original interposed fibre washer to prohibit the tonearm from coming into direct contact with the main bod...
by emgcr
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

Thank you Iain. May we have a photo or two of your soundbox please ?
by emgcr
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

There was a debate a few years ago about the purpose of the two pegs which appear on some EMG 4-spring soundbox examples on the back of the main case. These are definitely non-metallic but seem to be made of some strong composite material similar to (but not) Tufnol. The only reason for these that I...
by emgcr
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

I am not sure which soundbox you are dealing with but, in respect of the EMG 4-spring box, the machine screws thread size securing the leaf springs which bear onto the stylus/needle platform is 8 BA, whereas the thread size for the adjoining back piece to the main casing is 9 BA (yes, the wrong way ...
by emgcr
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

As a newcomer to the forum I must admit to being mystified by the repeated references to the tuning of soundboxes for steel or fibre needles. In my ignorance I have blissfully been swapping between types of needles depending upon the condition of the record on the turntable at any particular time. ...
by emgcr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

A big thank you to you and Rod Cornelius for another fascinating insight into the firm at this very early development stage. What an extremely rare publication. This is the only time I have seen actual letter references to four different soundbox types. I imagine that had more to do with clever mark...
by emgcr
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 2718

Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

Yes, I remember that one too---exceptionally nice Mk Xa in all respects. I didn't know he had sold it.
by emgcr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

I am sure you are right about the Paillard GGR 255 which seems to be the motor often used in the Mk VIII (and Cowey) but, of course, it only contained two springs. Your confirmation that it will power four sides in very useful to know. Many thanks. From what I have seen, it would appear that Garrard...
by emgcr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: EMG Flyers
Replies: 50
Views: 1717

Re: EMG Flyers

Good thought Andreas and I think you are probably correct--- many thanks.