Category Archives: Garrard 301 / 401

all about Garrard 301/401 projects

Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

I made this beautiful Garrard 401 for a customer. The plinth is made by Vinylista, Berlin (Martin Brenner), the plinth is equipped with a Continue reading Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

….it was absolutely worth it (T. Vogel, Germany)

Hello, Robert,
got your bearing today and installed right away. Installation very simple. Bearing completely disassembled and cleaned, slightly oiled and assembled. Bearing could only be mounted as it did not fit through the hole.  Upper bearings Oil refilled to top. Platter etc. put on the turntable.

The first impression:
The sound became clearer and the midrange increased. Cymbals became clearer, voices are more forward. You can see immediately that the bearing was built with knowledge and experience, which is nowhere else in this design. It was absolutely worth it not to promise anything too much. Your bearing is worth every penny!

Product(s): Kokomo Kit 401 Mk3 für Garrard 401

 

 

Plinth project with Vinylista

In teamwork with Martin Brenner of Vinylista this originated these plinth project for a Garrard 301/401. It can be used tonearms from 9” to 13” length. Continue reading Plinth project with Vinylista

Restauration of Garrard 401 motor with the new solder-free motor isolation board

These is another example of a full serviced Motor of a Garrard 401. The motor was completely overhauled and cleaned, the bushings were also reconditioned and the motor has a new modified bottom bearing. These motor got also the new “solder-free motor isolation board“, it replaced the old motor isolation board without resolder the cables from the motor. It´s a minimal work plug´n play design.

Bronze slider for a Blumenhofer Garrard plinth

Garrard 401 in Blumenhofer plinth with the new bronze slider for SME 3012-R

On customers request I designed and manufactured these mounting block for a SME 3012-R on a Blumenhofer plinth. The mounting block can be moved to the setting between 9.5 “and 14”. I like the result, here are the pictures.

Reconditioned Garrard 401 motor

Here is a 401 motor from our workshop an example for the overhaul of a Garrard. The motor was completely overhauled and cleaned, the Continue reading Reconditioned Garrard 401 motor

Headshell prototype

That´s a new headshell prototype made from aluminium-titanium-alloy. The weight of these solid headshell is with 16,2 grams a little bit higher, but just right for the SME 3009/3012 tonearms. It has a flat geometry matched to install flat cartridges like a Denon DL103.