Before and after pictures

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ricksbsa
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Before and after pictures

Post by ricksbsa » 09 Jul 2019 22:34

I had been looking for a nice 1219 or 1219 for a while, and this one was in mint condition before being shipped to me. Fortunately (for me) there was no cosmetic damage to the TT itself, so I opted to accept a partial refund and keep it. Total cost for turntable including tonearm assy. and rubber ring was $104.22. No, I didn't include my labor time, which was about three full days. Now for the clamshell plinth. I would like to repair it, modified with a fold down door in front, but I need the plastic tray that the accessories clip to. Anyone have one?
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Re: Before and after pictures

Post by tep392 » 12 Jul 2019 15:59

I'm happy to see you were able to save it. It's well worth the effort. The base, turntable, platter, cartridge and counter weight should have all been separately wrapped. Some people know how to correctly disassemble and pack a turntable, but most ebay seller's don't have a clue. One strategy is to quiz the seller for exact details on how he will safely package it. If he can't answer that question correctly, then pass on it.

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Re: Before and after pictures

Post by nebulix » 13 Jul 2019 07:20

Yeah, that's a shame it wasn't packed properly. I just scored a 1219 last week for 75 Canadian dollars. It had a rubbish plywood plinth and no dustcover, but everything else was there. It even came with a rare TK-15 sled for a 1218 (mine's broken.) Don't know how it ended up on the 1219, but that's part of the reason I bought it. Even came with a decent Shure M91E cart. You don't see too many of these at a good price. Once I cleaned all the crud off of it, it was in quite good shape. No scratches, bent arm, broken knobs, etc.

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Re: Before and after pictures

Post by Solist » 16 Jul 2019 22:59

Kudos!

You could make a custom wooden tray. It will look even more classy that way :D

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