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Postby vinyl master » 12 Oct 2017 04:22

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Postby vinyl master » 12 Oct 2017 04:31

If even after all that, you would rather have someone else do it, I do know that South Street Service in New York specializes in Bic, Dual and Garrard tables...

http://www.turntableexperts.com/html/services.html

There are many other great vintage repair guys throughout the country, but it probably would be easier to drop it off locally than to ship it out, but that's up to you...If I knew where you were located, I could probably recommend some really good places, and if you like what you see, a phone call or two wouldn't hurt...Whether doing it DIY or letting the pros handle it, let me know which way you end up going...
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Re: Garrard Repair in US: Who?

Postby Woodstock-Generation52 » 15 Oct 2017 14:49

I can personally vouch for Adam's expertise at Turntable Experts in Southold, Long Island, NY.
I found him on the web and emailed him about my 46 year old Zero 100. He replied and based on his
knowledge: 35 years as the service mgr of Garrard USA, I knew my TT would be in capable hands. Being I live not far from him, I drove out there and met him in person and explained about the history of my Zero and agreed to the fees to have it restored to like better than new! It took about 3 weeks and many hours to "unstuck" this TT.
It was in storage in the original dbl box for 40+ years, plenty of time to have that "grease" convert to an adhesive and freeze virtually every moving part!! In his 35 years servicing Garrard's, he'd never seen one so stuck!
I felt bad and honored? to have that distinction. You have to be patient and methodical to work on complex mechanisms such as these TT's, and he's worked on 100's of Zeros.
He kept me up to date on his progress and I knew I was going to receive an amazingly restored TT. Well he did a couple of days of testing, checked all connections, alignments, adjustments and it worked flawlessly!
I asked him to change those 3 motor mounts as the rubber was still decades old if not worn from actual use and the idler wheel was replaced as well. He threw in some grey hookup wires to get me started and gave some inside info how to adjust the lead in for the tonearm if it was needed. I bought a couple of accessories for the changer that I never owned previously and it was an amazing experience to sum up! He's worth the time and money, old school he is and there are few like him still around, so I'm lucky to have found him.
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Re: Garrard Repair in US: Who?

Postby PackardBellConsole » 31 Oct 2017 00:02

Not sure whether you got an answer but if you are anywhere near LA I can recommend Pat Leaver at www.patleaver.com; he recently did my Garrad deck.
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Re: Garrard Repair in US: Who?

Postby jj208t » 18 Nov 2017 05:20

Can you recommend anyone in Phoenix, AZ ? Thank you ! (Garrard Lab 80)
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Re: Garrard Repair in US: Who?

Postby vinyl master » 18 Nov 2017 17:55

jj208t wrote:Can you recommend anyone in Phoenix, AZ ? Thank you ! (Garrard Lab 80)


http://jeffsprofessionalaudiorepair.com ... ir/3584536
http://www.audiodoctor.biz/
http://www.godarusa.com/id92.html
https://www.yelp.com/biz/dyna-tronics-phoenix

Maybe one of those would Help...
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