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 Post subject: Rebuilding a columbia reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:20 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Recently I got a columbia model q off of eBay, and when it arrived i found that there was a thumbtack glued to the diaphragm instead of a real stylus! It said nothing about that in the description so that was disappointing. Where to i find the parts to rebuild these reproducers?


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a columbia reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:23 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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If you paid with PayPal, dispute this purchase and see if the seller will reduce the price to compensate for the fraudulent description, so it could be repaired properly.
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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a columbia reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:16 pm 
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The transaction certainly should be renegotiated with the seller in light of the necessary reproducer repair. Hopefully the seller will be reasonable.

A new diaphragm (if necessary), gaskets, and sapphire stylus can be purchased reasonably from:

Ron Sitko
56 Church Hill Road.
Waterford NY 12188
Telephone (518) 371-8549
Hours: 7PM-10PM EST

Ron closes shop from Thanksgiving through the New Year, so don't hesitate if you want to have it fixed up anytime soon.

Good luck - -

George P.


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