My first post here.
I just got a Pioneer PL-L1000 from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Everything works.
I have a question about the tonearm and weight. I can get it to set to a tracking force but it seems that there is a part missing I think. When I remove the counterweight and the gauge the whole silver tube that they are attached to comes off also. What's left is a small black plastic shaft that the previous attaches to. Is this correct? It doesn't seem complete to me.
Welcome to VE....
Have you downloaded the owner's manual here:http://www.vinylengine.com/library/pion ... 1000.shtml
From reading Step 8 "Mounting The Counterweight" it seems that the counterweight is fastened to the "silver tube" by a set screw....which means when you remove the counterweight, you need to unscrew the set screw and pull off the counterweight.
It seems to me that the gauge and the rest of the counterweight support tube remain in place.....at the back end of the tonearm, hence my
Examine the black plastic stub for signs of old dried and flaking glue....
along with inner section of the silver tube. You just may need to glue / re-affix the gauge and counterweight support tube back onto the plastic stub.
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