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Old 23rd June 2008, 04:24 AM   #1
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Default Help ID this tonearm

Here's a pic of the tonearm on my beloved Garrard 301. I bought this unit about 15 years ago and was told that the arm was a Grace Arm.

Can anyone help ID this unit. It is a 12 inch double gimballed arm. The headshell and arm support were not part of the original arm.

I suspect that it's of Japanese origin and is at least 20 years old.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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Default grace arm for sure.

yes it is grace arm. model is not sure.
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Old 24th June 2008, 04:15 AM   #3
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The gimbal is typical of many grace arms, but the J shape seems to lack the sexy curvature.

I don't see it on the list of those with pictures
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Old 27th June 2008, 01:58 PM   #4
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Looks more like the AT arms, but lacking the black anodizing that the gimbals usually have. There were quite a few companies producing (or at least selling) arms rather similar to it, with the split counterweight and out riggers on the counterweights, so it might be hard to nail it down. My impression is that when antiskating and cuing became neccessities, some of these companies disappeared.
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Old 30th June 2008, 09:31 PM   #5
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Default It's a Grace 640P

Thanks for the input.

I did another search and found a few pics of the Grace 640P that looks exactly like my arm. The only difference is the colour of the base.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 06:38 PM   #6
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You should really submit your picture to the vinylengine as such then. The hosting of the tonearm database has been really helpful for me in knowing the alignments and what not. It's always nice to have an image to go with it.

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Old 5th July 2008, 07:01 AM   #7
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Default Vinyl Engine picture

I posted a pic as soon as I figured out the arm model number.

I agree the pics on the Vinyl Engine are most helpful.
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