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Old 27th January 2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hi.

I rescued a Revolver turntable that someone had thrown in a bin, its got a Linn Basik LV-S arm fitted, but no cart...

I'm planning a rebuild using the arm, bearing and motor.

It should be straight forward as the only thing I'm doing really is building a new plinth. I'm going to have the motor external though, mounted in its own cylinder so as to try and reduce vibration.

Heres the Revolver before :

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Old 25th February 2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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How's it goin'?

I'm collecting info and parts for my build, so I'm interested in your ideas here...
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Old 25th February 2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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damn! Dumpster diving has a completely different level of outcome for some doesn't it!
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Yeah..

I read another post where a Planar 3 was rescued from the curbside as well...

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I read another post where a Planar 3 was rescued from the curbside as well...
I rescued an Ariston from the bin. Gave it to a buddy. He made it work & put a Grace 707 on it and is right pleased.

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Default BB, why rebuild it?

if the plinth is in good condition, leave it alone. One of the few plinths that actually worked. Dirt simple...but perhaps a little ugly.

The arm is nothing special, but a reasonable performer, given it's price point (often included with the purchase or the original Revolver Rebel tables). If the bearing and motor are in god or serviceable condition, a definite score.
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