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
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Service and repair
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)
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.
SME 3012 Series 1 (service and repair)
That´s a SME 3012 Series 1, these tonearm is the first generation of the legendary SME 3000´ s tonearms. These first edition was Continue reading SME 3012 Series 1 (service and repair)
Manticore Magican incl. custom made armboard for Platine Verdier
These nice tonearm came few month ago in my workshop. The tonearm got a full service, a new internal tonearm wiring from Pure Silver Hair Wire and a new custom designed armboard for the Platine verdier with solid RCA connectors on the back.
Refurbishing for SME 312
These nice SME 312 came in defective condition own my workbench. The internal tonearm wire was broken und the adjustment was lousy. The tonearm got a full service a new internal wiring directly from the cartridge clips to the 5 pin connector. After a new precise adjustment, the tonearm sounds again with an outstanding perfomance.
SME 3012 Series 2 (early version, split counterweight)
This SME 3012 Series 2 came from Asia to my workshop, here are the pictures after the service. The tonearm received a new counterweight according to original specifications for heavy cartridges such as the Ortofon SPU and a complete service including new internal wiring with Pure Silver Hair Wire and RCA Conversion Kit. For tonearm wiring Pure Silver Hair Wire was used and the RCA Conversion Kit was installed for easier and better connection.