Buying second hand technics

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  1. lewis797

    lewis797 Member

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    Im looking into buying some technics second hand, one is a 1200 one is a 1210. Its a good price but there pretty old, will they still stay arlight for a while? also one of the pitch faders is pretty fucked, is it expensive to change it? also is it easy to replace it myself bare in mind i know little about electronics

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    Lewis
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    stay alright? dude they are technics. they'll be just fine. they dont make electronics like this anymore.

    not sure how you know the pitch is "pretty fucked" if you know little about them but a replacement fader will cost anywehere between £20-£60 (ish) not too difficult to change, plenty of vids on how to do it. if your not confident doing it there are places that will, but with added cost.
     
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    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    They are the Nokia 3210 of turntables. They'll last forever if you look after them. Go for it man
     
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    Well they just feel really dodgy! But iv decided to go for them, going to pick them up later today! Cant wait!
     
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    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Fairly certain they'll outlive you mate lol.

    My 1210's were made in early 90's i think. Still run like new.
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    They will be more loyal to you than any other fucker in this world!
     
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    this will show you how to test if the pitch is ok http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLtlELevKdk

    also as these are ur first. i strongly recomend learning how to set them up and calibrate them correctly. you need to do this everytime you move them. it will prolong the life of your stylus and records tenfold.

    set tonearm height http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxAn64aK3Y

    set counterweight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIDWgo2lpo

    calibrate anti skating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIBtZR941Yw
     
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    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Took me months to sort my fucking tonearms height out. Height hadnt been changed since they were made. Had almost 20 years worth of crap seizing it up so i couldnt move the height at all. Killed 2 birds with 1 stone and sorted it when i cracked the 1210's open to change the LED's. Makes a drastic difference when playing wax.
     
  9. lewis797

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    Just got them early today!
    Thanks for that, wouldn't of had a clue to set them up otherwise!

    Yeah im having problems adjusting the tone arm aswel, its really stiff and the lowest down it can go the tone arms still sloping?
    Then on the other turnable it just wont move!
     
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    Also with the Pitch Fader, the one i thought was fucked, the collaboration is fine but it feels sticky, like as if something was spilt in there. What would be the best way to clean it?
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Get them serviced man
     
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    Recomend cracking them open and removing the whole tone arm assembly and spraying some wd40 into the height adjust grooves. Let it sit for half an hour then try and unscrew the height adjust. Worked a treat for me.
     
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    Sweet, ill give this a go later on!
    Could the same be done for the pitch fader?
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    might sound daft but there is a lock on the tonearm adjust. make sure its unlocked first.
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  15. lewis797

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    Haha thanks but yeah i did notice the lock!