Spinnr wrote:Chops, sorry for the late reply, you were right to berate us idlers.
Because of the battleship arm, the tuntable looks like one you would find in a Barbie and Ken home upgrade, it looks out of scale. But kinda cool.
But if it sounds good, then that's all that matters.
If you can't find a new ider wheel then you have two suggestions from this later comer. Although, as always, Alec's suggstion of sanding down the whole circumference to get it smooth is the way to go.
One. Find an old idler wheel (all we are looking for here is similar material), fine sand paper, collect the sandings, add to a mix of thinned two part epoxy, and overfill the dent in the circumference. When hard, sand with fine sand paper for a smooth new circumference.
Two. To bump out the dent, screw a very small self tapping screw 1mm inboard of the dent. Use fine sand paper for a smooth new circumference. Cut the screw head off if you don't have space here.
And three. Call Barbie, invite her over to listen to your new records.
The tonearm looks like a tank, but it's really not. It feels like a medium weight arm and doesn't seem to have a problem tracking anything I throw at it.
As for the idler wheel, I already purchased a replacement from a 50H donor. It's supposed to be in great shape.
Oh, and Barbie is too much of an air head. I wouldn't be able to put up with her for more than two minutes! LOL