Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by Sterling1 » 18 Nov 2019 09:52

cafe latte wrote:
18 Nov 2019 05:36
I am sure it is possible to lube the G.
Chris
Well, there you go, Chris says it's possible. Maybe when he gets one, he will take it apart to confirm. But, wait a minute, you want a GR, nope, guess you will need to wait for someone to take a GR apart and report, call Panasonic, or, if those exercises are not productive, take a chance, move on, or do nothing. Of course, I'm just being snarky. I do hope you can have your question answered, since it's important to you.

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by cafe latte » 18 Nov 2019 13:46

Sterling1 wrote:
18 Nov 2019 09:52
cafe latte wrote:
18 Nov 2019 05:36
I am sure it is possible to lube the G.
Chris
Well, there you go, Chris says it's possible. Maybe when he gets one, he will take it apart to confirm. But, wait a minute, you want a GR, nope, guess you will need to wait for someone to take a GR apart and report, call Panasonic, or, if those exercises are not productive, take a chance, move on, or do nothing. Of course, I'm just being snarky. I do hope you can have your question answered, since it's important to you.
All I was saying is there is always a way. Really no need for that response. I am getting one and when I do I will be posting this sort of info. If bearing is not able to be oiled I will find a way.
Chris

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by lensmanMK2 » 18 Nov 2019 14:19

cheers chris,im going to have a chat with my friendly dealer and see if i can get some info from them,they have a time served inhouse tech so maybe he can find out via panasonics tech hotline,worth a shot anyway.

hows the delica BTW? :)

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by cafe latte » 18 Nov 2019 22:39

lensmanMK2 wrote:
18 Nov 2019 14:19
cheers chris,im going to have a chat with my friendly dealer and see if i can get some info from them,they have a time served inhouse tech so maybe he can find out via panasonics tech hotline,worth a shot anyway.

hows the delica BTW? :)
Let me know what you find out :)
Delica is amazing, just bought another 2005 with low km and blown head gasket.plan to replace whole head. Did not really need another one but only 1500 bucks which is a steal.
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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by Shadowman82 » 18 Nov 2019 22:48

I know with the old SL-1200s in the manual they told you to lube the spindle every so and so many hours . But if the new ones don't say that then maybe one doesn't have to anymore . I seem to recall there being aftermarket SL-1200 spindles that didn't need to be lubed either .

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by lensmanMK2 » 25 Nov 2019 21:38

well chris i didnt find out too much,seems they want to keep it all hush hush for techs as well.

got this forwarded to me:

Following up on our investigation, I have been advised the following as a response ot your enquiry:

"There is no need to lubricate this unit during normal service, if the motor was to fail it would be a case of replacement, the same goes for the tone arm assembly."

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Re: Technics SL-1200GR Worth Every Penny

Post by cafe latte » 25 Nov 2019 21:49

lensmanMK2 wrote:
25 Nov 2019 21:38
well chris i didnt find out too much,seems they want to keep it all hush hush for techs as well.

got this forwarded to me:

Following up on our investigation, I have been advised the following as a response ot your enquiry:

"There is no need to lubricate this unit during normal service, if the motor was to fail it would be a case of replacement, the same goes for the tone arm assembly."
Might email Kevin at Kab see what he says.
Chris

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