The Never Ending SL-DD33 Story Part IV

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Technics SL D33

Post by chriz74 » 13 Apr 2019 15:22

Hello guys, next week a friend of mine will give me an SL D33. Is it any good? He said the feet are to be replaced though, does anyone have a source? Also can I put an audiophile cartridge on?

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Re: Technics SL D33

Post by Ghaasl » 14 Apr 2019 12:10

As far as your second question, it should accept many different cartridges being a 1/2” removable headshell type mount. To answer your first question, www.organdonorparts.com may have some. Also check the auction site, local Craigslist, etc.

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Re: Technics SL D33

Post by lenjack » 14 Apr 2019 17:20

Essentaily, all Technics tables are good quality.

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Re: Technics SL D33

Post by chriz74 » 14 Apr 2019 17:21

By the way it’s a DD33

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Re: Technics SL D33

Post by Ghaasl » 14 Apr 2019 18:26

The SLDD33 is a p-mount type turntable. I currently have one sitting on my coffee table awaiting pick-up from a good friend. There are good p-mount options from LP Gear

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technics rubber feet sklb2 vs sklb3

Post by chriz74 » 16 Apr 2019 13:07

Hello, I was given an SL-DD33 , the rubber feet are melted so I need replacement. The service manual lists them as part SKLB2 .. however I also see on the market some SKLB3 .. does anybody know if these are the same thing and can be used with the DD33 too?
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what feet for Technics SL-DD33 ? (original ones are not available anywhere)

Post by chriz74 » 16 Apr 2019 14:41

The feet in the DD33 they gave me are melted. I can't find any source for the original part sklb2 or sklb3 .. at this point I think I need generic feet but what can I put there? I don't want to spend too much. Clues?

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Re: what feet for Technics SL-DD33 ? (original ones are not available anywhere)

Post by jmcwha » 17 Apr 2019 02:24

There are feet for a Technics SL-D1 listed on ebay. According to the listing they'll fit a DD33. Seller is in New York so if your are not in the US shipping could be expensive. Search on Technics SL-D33 feet and you should find it.

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Re: what feet for Technics SL-DD33 ? (original ones are not available anywhere)

Post by chriz74 » 17 Apr 2019 09:17

Thanks I already looked for SL-DD33 feet, there is no availability anywhere. I’ll check this listing.

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No those D1 feet are different from DD33 and the shipping cost is just absurd (65$).

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Re: what feet for Technics SL-DD33 ? (original ones are not available anywhere)

Post by chriz74 » 17 Apr 2019 13:37

update, I found SKLB3 at pacparts.com ... pretty cheap but the shipping is twice the price of the whole set! Anyway I ordered them.

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The Never Ending SL-DD33 Story Part IV

Post by chriz74 » 03 May 2019 19:21

I put a new new needle today and tried two new records thinking they would play clean. No way, they crackle. So I removed the cartridge and sprayed dry contact cleaner. Nothing changed. Do I really need to clean the record with anti static liquid? P.S. The ground wire is connected.

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Re: SL-DD33 w/ new needle still crackles and snaps on new record

Post by Ghaasl » 03 May 2019 22:27

ALL records need to be cleaned. New, previously enjoyed, dollar store finds, etc. Before anything touches my turntable, it gets cleaned. Hence, the large collection I received from a friend that has yet to be played. Haven’t had time to clean them.

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Re: SL-DD33 w/ new needle still crackles and snaps on new record

Post by chriz74 » 04 May 2019 10:01

So it’s normal behavior ? Why then DJ stuff doesn’t ? I don’t think they constantly clean their records. Is it the turntable? Is an sl 1200 better at this?

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Re: SL-DD33 w/ new needle still crackles and snaps on new record

Post by Ghaasl » 04 May 2019 11:56

Generally, records don’t need constant cleaning. I clean them once, put them in a MoFi inner sleeve, then just an anti-static brush before playing. If they get noisy, they get cleaned again. I have some records that haven’t been cleaned in 3 years or so. So, no, they don’t need constant cleaning. Your SL-DD33 is a far cry from an SL-1200. It’s still a capable player, though.

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Re: SL-DD33 w/ new needle still crackles and snaps on new record

Post by chriz74 » 05 May 2019 09:44

I saw people cleaning records using tap water. That is insane! That water contains minerals, limestone that will deposit on the record.

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