So, I thought I had better get my TT out of the cupboard its been sitting in for some time (about 10 years) and take a look at what was actually done to it when it was in the shop. It was converted, it now has a north American plug on it. Should I open it up and post pics? If nobody did it before it might be of help I suppose. I plugged it in and the TT turns. The Guy that did the mod tried to fabricate a pulley and glue it to the existing pulley set up, then taped the platter to try and hone in on the correct speed, which did not work. He trashed the stylus, which is an Ortofon 510, is that a decent enough replacement nowadays? The TT has a Linn Basic LVX tonearm the retaining clip for which is also broken. I guess I should have checked it when I got it back. I was too disappointed, I remember that at least. AND he charged me for it as well. Can you also tell me the size of pulley I need to get. I think I might know someone that can turn me one if I give him the existing one as a template with the new dimensions, failing that I will buy one.
Thanks again for the help so far, I really appreciate it and I am now eager to listen to some of the vinyl I have not heard for 12 years or more.
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