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What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
2017-11-14, 07:59
Post: #31
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
George Benson's White Rabbit is a great album to start with...you do have a lot of listening to catch up on.

Good to hear you finally got that sorted out...now it's music time! Smile

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2017-11-14, 08:58
Post: #32
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?

That's certainly early. Rocker switch preceded the red push button. I've never seen a clear lid with prop before. Repros of the originals are now available but you have to use the old prop, which would be dark. Is that the original lid?

Also it's very old to have the Design Centre label.

The arm looks like a cobble-up though.

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2017-11-14, 14:38
Post: #33
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
(2017-11-14 07:50)robertoart Wrote:  

Hummmmmm! Looks like the baseboard is held in place with tape.......

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2017-11-14, 18:41
Post: #34
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
He changed the armwand without you asking for it? This is all so bizarre...
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2017-11-14, 20:27
Post: #35
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
So bizarre indeed Roberto,

Let's break it down:

"Everything on the table was stock as it was from the factory all those years ago"

The tonearm, lid, and feet are no longer stock from the factory.......never seen an armboard with "export" on top of the LINN label (perhaps someone could explain this?).

"he was going to do some work on my Mission 774 arm and said he would upgrade the springs and other minor things on the table. He said he would put a Valhalla on it for me"

Looks like he had your permission to do some work on the Mission arm after all. Did he installed the Valhalla or does it still has the Basik PSU?

"When I contacted in August he said he no longer had the table, but then a week later said he had found it and would do the work on it"

This is extremely troubling so I'm not even going to comment on this one......

"When I saw it yesterday I don't think it is my table. The table I saw looks like a Frankenstein table compared to the beautiful one I left with him"

Is it or is it not your table? I can easily recognize my two LP12 and my Axis turntables in a flash! A good dealer will always label the turntable to avoid this kind of problem. There will always be distinctive and/or unique marks that will help you identify your table plus you should know the serial number of your table.........

"one with a non fixed head shell, which has turned out to be unstable and the head shell had give in it, moved, and now my cartridge has misaligned. The paddle was also mis-set so the arm would not play through a whole LP side"

Now this is simply absurd, any half decent dealer should be able to set this up properly.........

I suggest you take your cash to another reputable dealer. This one is certainly not!

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2017-11-14, 20:31 (This post was last modified: 2017-11-14 20:33 by moomintroll.)
Post: #36
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
The “Export” on the arm board is genuine. It wasn’t limited to export models either, that armboard appeared on many UK LP12s in the mid 70s.

It hasn’t had a Valhalla fitted - just look at the switch.

Must admit, this is the worst horror story I’ve heard in a long time.Sad


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2017-11-14, 20:42 (This post was last modified: 2017-11-14 20:48 by kiko65.)
Post: #37
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
Got it Troll,

Thank you for the clarification, never seen one (armboard) like that here in America and (duh!) I completely blanked out with the switch. It must have been because of the horror story Tongue

Cheers! Big Grin

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2017-11-14, 20:53
Post: #38
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
(2017-11-14 20:42)kiko65 Wrote:  Got it Troll,

Thank you for the clarification, never seen one (armboard) like that here in America and (duh!) I completely blanked out with the switch. It must have been because of the horror story Tongue

Cheers! Big Grin

That must also make it one of the oldest armboards still on active duty! Given the materials used I’m amazed it hasn’t disintegrated with age. I can’t begin to imagine how those little armboard screws have any purchase Rolleyes

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2017-11-14, 21:27
Post: #39
RE: What is the original plinth for an early 3000sn Lp12?
(2017-11-14 20:53)moomintroll Wrote:  That must also make it one of the oldest armboards still on active duty! Given the materials used I’m amazed it hasn’t disintegrated with age. I can’t begin to imagine how those little armboard screws have any purchase Rolleyes

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Not as old as this one!

   

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