My latest acquisition of a splendid vintage Garrard turntable has turned from a simple restoration to something of an epic job.
All was going well. I had got it working well and was about to re unite it with it’s plinth. Then I dropped it. Now it’s time to repair the new damage. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable. Transplant surgery.”
By combining induction techniques for torque and synchronous operation for speed precision, Garrard produced a motor which was revolutionary for its time.
An unfortunate moment of butter fingers led to the demise of this one when I dropped the turntable it was inside. Weighing in at 3/4 of a kilo it fell hard. Hopefully I can fix it. Continue reading “Garrard Synchro lab motor repair for Zero 100 SB turntable”
My friend Anita found a 5 inch reel to reel tape from her childhood. I offered to transfer the contents into mp3 files so she could hear herself again.
Should be a straightforward job. Famous last words. Continue reading “Anita as a baby on reel to reel. Converting to digital”
This recently purchased classic 1970’s British turntable was, for the most part, in excellent condition.
However it was described as “faulty”, which indeed it is. So let’s fix it. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB automatic turntable. The restoration”
Working on old turntables can be like stuffing an octopus in a string bag.
I built this to help. Continue reading “Turntable work stand”
One of those usually ill advised late night eBay shopping trips led me to a short half hour drive to collect my purchase.
I got more than I bargained for. In a good way. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable, reel to reel tapes and banter.”
I’ve just acquired this magnificent beast. It’s old, so I don’t expect it to work properly.
It’s time to go inside and see what needs fixing and how it performs. Continue reading “8 Track Cartridge Stereo recorder deck. The repairs”
This arrived from eBay today. It’s something I’ve been after for a while so I’m keen to share my initial impressions.
I don’t do unboxing in the usual sense with new product, but this is something rather nice and I doubt you will find another out there any time soon. Continue reading “Senn Sound 8 Track Stereo Recorder Deck. Unboxing”
With over 340 hours on the clock of my cartridge and stylus it was time to change.
Here we have a moving magnet from Japan which reviews well. Lets see. Continue reading “Nagaoka MP110 Cartridge. First impressions.”
I’m somewhat paranoid about using my record stylus for longer than I should and causing damage.
I use tally counters and keep comprehensive records. This tells me it’s time for a change. Now that I have some data, It’s interesting to see how my listening habits stand up to scrutiny. Continue reading “Keeping track of my stylus use”