The tracking force won't effect the pitch unless the turntables motor and drive train faulty in some way. As others have said, check the drive mechanism.Jmoog wrote: ↑08 Apr 2019 02:07This is exactly what I'm hearing. Not constantly but at certain times it's unmistakable.
I'm tracking the 95E at 2 grams. I was wondering if I should ease up the tracking force a bit to see if that relieves the pitch issue but it sounds great at 2 grams so I've left it that way.
I'm leaning towards that it may be a case of the spindle being too thin and there being too much play in the position of the records on the platter while spinning. Is it possible to swap out the spindle? Is it worth it?
Also, I have never heard a problem from the slight difference in spindle diameters. Way more common reasons are the record pressing being off centre. Some times a bad stamping slips through QC.