1st Thorens

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blues2uz
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1st Thorens

Post by blues2uz » 18 Jun 2019 01:19

Just bought my first Thorens, although I haven't received it yet. I'm trying to figure out what cartridge is on it but I can't tell from the picture,( not to clear). Does anyone have a clue?
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Re: 1st Thorens

Post by Alec124c41 » 18 Jun 2019 02:04

My first thought is Rega, because it appears to have a third screw hole in the front.

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Post by theclosetguy » 18 Jun 2019 02:51

why not ask the seller?

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Re: 1st Thorens

Post by blues2uz » 18 Jun 2019 12:33

I got it off of shopgoodwill. I should have asked prior to the end of auction. It looks to be in good shape so I pulled the trigger anyways. My experience has been they don’t know much about specifics.

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Post by ddarch » 18 Jun 2019 12:57

I'll play "guess the cartridge in the photo"!

My guess is an older Grado. (By coloring and the squared off front) The silver part, I think, is an aftermarket shim thingie.

https://images.app.goo.gl/M5D8pW3oTQj51am3A

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Re: 1st Thorens

Post by blues2uz » 18 Jun 2019 13:01

That’s great! I’ll post the winner as soon as I get it. Hopefully in one piece.🤞😀

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Re: 1st Thorens

Post by blues2uz » 28 Jun 2019 22:12

ddarch wrote:
18 Jun 2019 12:57
I'll play "guess the cartridge in the photo"!

My guess is an older Grado. (By coloring and the squared off front) The silver part, I think, is an aftermarket shim thingie.

https://images.app.goo.gl/M5D8pW3oTQj51am3A
Got the 318 in the mail today, the mystery cartridge is indeed a Grado. Grado M1+. Is this a decent cartridge?

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