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Lids with arm props
2012-11-17, 17:28
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Lids with arm props
Hi,

I'm thinking it might be a good idea to pick up a lid, and as my plinth has the little hole for a lid prop I thought it would be nice to get a lid with the prop (otherwise i've just got a plinth with a hole in), does anybody know if they are still around or have they all been replaced and binned? there doesn't seem to be any sign of one on the usual place to look.

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Rich
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2012-11-19, 12:01 (This post was last modified: 2012-11-19 12:02 by spet0114.)
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RE: Lids with arm props
Hi Rich,

It's been my experience that if you keep an eye on 'the usual place' long enough, something suitable will eventually appear. However, I suspect that by now those lids-with-props that do survive are all attached to decks. Thus, if you really want one it may involve buying a deck with one and then selling the rest of the deck on.

I sympathise with your situation - I too am on the lookout for certain early LP12 components, it's just a waiting game. Only the other day I landed the particular variant of bearing/subchassis that I'd been searching for for about 18 months. Have patience!

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Adrian
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2012-11-21, 07:25
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RE: Lids with arm props
Hi Adrian,

I think you may be right, I guess it's just going to be a matter of waiting, I presume they have been out of production by Linn for a good few years but I also would have thought a lot of the older plinths would have been replaced by now leaving a stash of lids somewhere.

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2012-11-21, 23:42
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RE: Lids with arm props
Get a new lid those old wobble plastic things sound rubbish.
Get a new plinth while you are at it.Cool
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2012-11-22, 00:40
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RE: Lids with arm props
Mud has a good point. For one thing the LP12 is more musical with the lid removed which is a real pain with that lid and quite easy with the new one. In addition the prop lid has both the prop and the hinges rattling around when it is in place and closed so it is also not helping the sound.

The newer style hinges and lid are a better way to go all around. As I expect most prop lids were trashed, they will also be easier to find.

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2012-11-22, 01:01
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RE: Lids with arm props
I used to use my first green one as a washing up bowl in the kitchen.
It lasted many years.
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2012-11-22, 09:22 (This post was last modified: 2012-11-22 09:24 by stairpost.)
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(2012-11-22 00:40)ThomasOK Wrote:  Mud has a good point. For one thing the LP12 is more musical with the lid removed which is a real pain with that lid and quite easy with the new one. In addition the prop lid has both the prop and the hinges rattling around when it is in place and closed so it is also not helping the sound.

The newer style hinges and lid are a better way to go all around. As I expect most prop lids were trashed, they will also be easier to find.

That pretty sound reasoning for skipping the old style and picking up a more recent one, cheers!
(2012-11-22 01:01)Mudcrutch Wrote:  I used to use my first green one as a washing up bowl in the kitchen.
It lasted many years.
Mud

If I'm going to have to take the lid off to get the best out of my deck when I use it I could just use your idea in reverse and buy a washing up bowl to use as a dust cover Smile
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2012-11-22, 20:02
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RE: Lids with arm props
(2012-11-22 09:22)stairpost Wrote:  
(2012-11-22 00:40)ThomasOK Wrote:  Mud has a good point. For one thing the LP12 is more musical with the lid removed which is a real pain with that lid and quite easy with the new one. In addition the prop lid has both the prop and the hinges rattling around when it is in place and closed so it is also not helping the sound.

The newer style hinges and lid are a better way to go all around. As I expect most prop lids were trashed, they will also be easier to find.

That pretty sound reasoning for skipping the old style and picking up a more recent one, cheers!
(2012-11-22 01:01)Mudcrutch Wrote:  I used to use my first green one as a washing up bowl in the kitchen.
It lasted many years.
Mud

If I'm going to have to take the lid off to get the best out of my deck when I use it I could just use your idea in reverse and buy a washing up bowl to use as a dust cover Smile
Don't try a Norman rubber one.
We have a Green one and it won't fit.Wink
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