New needles, but having some probs

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  1. Rubs90

    Rubs90 KeyControl

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    My new decks (which were used btw) just arrived and so have my new Ortofon Pro S needles. I adjusted the weight of the tonearm for both and one work works perfectly. However, when I went to pick up the other it seemed a bit different, more like it was rusty or something. Whenever I put it on a vinyl it mostly just loops or skips, and is pretty annoying. Is this a problem from the tonearm or the needles? cheers
     
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    skip control top of tonearm
     
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    To elaborate, the tonearm bearing is probably too tight. On the top of the tonearm pivot there is a screw inside another screw. You need to loosen the outside screw (I think?) slightly. If that doesn't do it it could be the tonearm wiring getting snagged on something.
     
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    be careful with that. fractions of centimetres make all the difference.

    what seems rusty? the needle?
     
  5. Rubs90

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    ahh cheers mate did just the trick
     
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    Yes I forgot to say this, too late now anyway lol
     
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    lol i just kind of rushed in there with a screwdriver on my hand and was probably lucky enough to be precise haha