Category Archives: Service and Repair

Service and repair

Special offer: SME 3009-R

These SME 3009-R has got many new parts and is almost in like new condition. The internal tonearm wiring (Pure Silver Hair Wire) has been renewed and the tonearm is freshly serviced, i. e. it has been professionally cleaned, the bearings have been reconditioned, Continue reading Special offer: SME 3009-R

…After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

Through a friend I became aware of the work of Mr. Robert Graetke, I entrusted my old SME 3009/II improved to him. What should I say? They still exist, the “super professionals”! After the revision my Continue reading …After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

EMT 929 tonearm – revised

I got the pictured EMT 929 tonearm from Spain for repair. The internal wiring was defective, the bearings were not properly Continue reading EMT 929 tonearm – revised

Ikeda IT-345 revised

Last year this Ikeda IT-345 tonearm came to my workbench with the typical diagnosis from Canada. He was always hanging in different Continue reading Ikeda IT-345 revised

Ortofon RMG 309 – revised and repaired

Last year I revised and repaired this Ortofon RMG 309 for a customer from the USA. The tonearm came with a defective vertical bearing Continue reading Ortofon RMG 309 – revised and repaired

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

Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

I recently made again a special counterweight for a SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight). The counterweight is Continue reading Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

In the past, I’ve noticed that often have Ikeda tonearms increased friction in horizontal bearing. This Ikeda IT-407 remained at the play of the record permanently “hang” at the same position. Continue reading Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

SME 3012-R on Platine Verdier (Feedback)

Hello Mr. Graetke,
further impressions after some more records:

EMT 997 (Service and repair)

Service and repair for EMT 997 tonearm

This beautiful EMT 997 tonearm I recently got from a customer from Italy for repair. The tonearm was mounted incorrectly in a previous service, it was not working. Continue reading EMT 997 (Service and repair)