st17 on new vinyl

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harrison5
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st17 on new vinyl

Post by harrison5 » 22 Nov 2019 11:53

hi everyone I have just brought a really nice hacker gondolier gp42 with a Gerrard 3000 deck should be with me Saturday or Monday the lady I brought it from is 91 years young real nice person. she has fitted a new diamond tip st17 stylus which she always used with it lp`s one side 78 the other she played a lot of 78`s. would I be ok playing new thicker lp`s like the beatles reissues ect on this set up. I don't know what the cartridge is until I receive the player. she is a knowable lady but hate to keep asking her questions thanks

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by billshurv » 22 Nov 2019 13:38

I grew up with one of those. Personally I wouldn't play new and expensive Vinyl on it as was a very basic model, but I would stack a pile of 45s on the changer and have a party.

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by harrison5 » 22 Nov 2019 14:44

thanks for the reply. I have read a bit on it and lots of people on the net say they were the rolls Royce of record players. but that's the net for you. that's why I am asking on here would it be ok then to play lp`s from 1960`s 70`s 80`s on I just prefer the sound from the older players don't want the mega clean sound if that makes sense

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by billshurv » 22 Nov 2019 16:15

Oh you'll get classic vinyl sound in spades from it.

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by harrison5 » 22 Nov 2019 17:08

do you mean that in a good or bad way lol. lots of pop and crackle ect. all I want to do is play the vinyl in a simple way like I did in the 60`s 70`s ect without worrying about what cartridge to upgrade to next been there done that you end up spending more time on that than playing the records which is okay if that's what you want but I`m getting a bit to old to go there eyes not so good as they used to be which makes it difficult as well so just simple but with vinyl

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by billshurv » 22 Nov 2019 21:56

Hard to say. It was the source of soundtrack of my youth until the Kenwood KD550 appeared in 1980 (which I now have). I think we have 3 of the Garrards in the house at one time. So I can recall everything from Danny Kaye's tubby the tuba on coloured vinyl to the first time I heard Ringo singing 'It don't come easy' and being mesmerised by the apple going round and around. I still have some of those records and their in pretty bad shape, but I can't put all the blame on the turntable for that. I should try cleaning a few of them up.

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Re: st17 on new vinyl

Post by harrison5 » 23 Nov 2019 12:40

just found out the tracking weight is 3 grams so maybe be ok

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