Hello everyone. Let me preface this by saying that I am a total noob to vinyl & turntables so if I say anything goofy, please guide me in the correct direction.
So I recently picked up a Techncs SL-1950 from a thrift store that looked to be in pretty good condition. The only problem that I could see was that it was missing the cartridge assembly. No big deal, I picked up a new one at a local record store. Well, here's where the problem comes in... I can get the tonearm to float, and the antiskate is set to 0, but it always wants to slowly pull to the right.
I've seen similar posts on the internet, but I have yet to find a single positive ID on the problem (what ever happens to these people anyway, have they seen too much?). So I took some initiative, did some research and decided to disassemble the turntable and see what's going on in there. Everything came apart with no problem - to the best of my knowledge - and I have removed the tonearm assembly from the turntable.
I'm looking at it from the bottom and I can see the antiskate spring looks is not stretched at all and so I would assume it is applying zero lateral force... good deal. I can also see the tiny lead wires feeding out from the bottom of tonearm and there is a healthy amount of slack so I don't think they are pulling on the arm. Even so, the tonearm still wants to pull towards the little armrest.
Can anyone help me ID the source of this problem? This seems to be a good unit, so I would hope that it's just a simple fix...