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Garrard SP20 stylus pressure adjustment

Posted: 14 Sep 2019 09:07
by pinbot
Hi everbody,

I got a Garrard Derby with a Garrard SP20 turntable. Lovely wooden console with tubes. How do I adjust the stylus pressure? The counterweight seems incomplete but I am not sure...

Re: Garrard SP20 stylus pressure adjustment

Posted: 16 Sep 2019 12:47
by DSJR
I don't know this one and after searching a bit in the library here, I can't find reference to this model but found this -

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... hp?t=96856

Have a look underneath the tonearm. The original Autoslim had a finger nut and screw-thread for adjust the tracking force spring. Something similar may be under the tonearm near the back, as the 'counterweight' won't allow the arm to be lifted very high. Good luck..

Re: Garrard SP20 stylus pressure adjustment

Posted: 16 Sep 2019 13:44
by Pure_brew
Yup- should be a screw under tonearm for that:

Re: Garrard SP20 stylus pressure adjustment

Posted: 22 Sep 2019 06:12
by A70BBen
Exactly correct. As the adjustment is uncalibrated, s separate gauge is needed to measure tracking weight.