Question about a vintage turntable

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SSoundLtd
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Question about a vintage turntable

Post by SSoundLtd » 20 Sep 2019 22:49

This is for anyone who has experience using vintage turntables. About 10 months ago I got back into listening and collecting records. I've been using the turntable I've had in my possession for well over 20 years. It is a Fisher MT6225 Studio Standard that was purchased by my father around 1978 and I remember using it as a kid. It saw fairly regular use until probably 1985 when cassettes and later CDs took over. It sat idle in storage till I started using it regularly 10 months ago. I replaced the headshell, cartridge and stylus with a new one and set up the tracking force and anti skate. Since then I haven't done anything to it except clean the stylus. I've been using it about 1 to 2 hours a day, absolutely love it and it runs perfectly. I'm wondering if there is anything else I should be doing as far as upkeep to keep it running well. Or is a if it isn't broke don't fix it a better way to go? Also should I have to replace it down the road what is an equivalent replacement? I've looked extensively and haven't been able to decide. Thanks!

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by nat » 20 Sep 2019 22:56

If it ain't broke... And if it ain't broke by now, there is a decent chance it will last a fair time longer, so considering alternatives now probably won't serve much purpose. Other than tempting you to spend money you don't have to. If money is burning a hole in your pocket, why not buy records? Or save it so you can go big if and when you do buy a new table.

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by 62vauxhall » 21 Sep 2019 05:59

What nat said.

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by gridleakrick » 21 Sep 2019 12:07

nat wrote:
20 Sep 2019 22:56
If it ain't broke... If money is burning a hole in your pocket, why not buy records?
Probably the best advice I have ever seen in an audio forum. Nat, you nailed it.
Rick

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by SSoundLtd » 21 Sep 2019 13:39

It's settled then...more records! Thanks. :)

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by lenjack » 21 Sep 2019 15:52

2 drops-no more-light oil on spindle.

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by Alec124c41 » 22 Sep 2019 15:11

lenjack wrote:
21 Sep 2019 15:52
2 drops-no more-light oil on spindle.
I told someone that years ago. He couldn't remove the platter, so the mat got the "benefit" of the oil, and had to be pitched!

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by lenjack » 22 Sep 2019 17:00

You are of course, right. #-o Remove platter first :!: :!: :oops:

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by lbls1 » 22 Sep 2019 18:20

Nothing, just keep using it. You can add some household oil to the turntable spindle and tone-arm, but only in conservative amounts.

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Re: Question about a vintage turntable

Post by lenjack » 22 Sep 2019 21:59

I would not add oil to the arm.

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