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Old 13th August 2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question Technics SL-1200 Mk2 pitch control

I have a pair of older Technics decks that have been in heavy use for many years at a local club. As a result, the pitch control faders on both of them are pretty gummed up. I'd like to replace them, as this is something I've done before with turntables that I own. I ordered the part, but once it arrived and I opened up one of the tables, I realized that it wouldn't fit! The fader in the turntable has three "pins" on each end and 2 "support pins" on each of the long sides that carry no signal but get soldered to the PCB (I assume) to support the unit. The replacement part that I got has four pins on each end (in a different patter, it won't fit even if I bend some of the pins down) and no support pins. Anybody know anything about this? I ordered a pitch control about 4 or 5 years ago and it was of the type that would have fit in this table. I've never seen this new type before. Did they change parts at some point? Is there a way to get the old part? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 13th August 2003, 02:45 PM   #2
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I wild guess would be that there send you the new pitch for the new Sl-1200 MD3 (I think that is the right model).

But like I said this is just a guest...I don't even know if their really haved changed the control for the new release...But I think so...

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Old 13th August 2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Hi Clarck
The 1200's you have are equipped with the old faders.
These faders are not available anymore.
Therefore you have to order the replacement faders which consist of a new pcb and a fader.
The correct part # from Panasonic is:
EVBJ05C19ABE
Good luck
If you have further questions regarding those decks, feel free to ask.

/Hugo - Replaced hundreds of them
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Old 13th August 2003, 03:41 PM   #4
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Hugo -

Thanks for the reply. I just brought up the list of parts for the SL-1200Mk2 on Panasonic's parts ordering website. They don't have the part number that you gave. They do have this entry, though:

SFDP122-13A PITCH CONTROL PCB $30.89

Is this the same thing or something different? Where do you typicall order this part from? Directly from Panasonic, or from a third party? Thanks for your help!
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From hazy memory I think I the resistance values are the same, but the physical form is different.
I think I cut the wires and hard wired them to the new fader and all was ok.

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I found a link to a company that sells the entire replaecment unit (pitch fader, pcb, zero lock LED, and wiring harness). Hope this helps anybody else who is interested in doing the same thing as me, I'm sure there are plenty of people out there with old 6-pin pitch control Technics that need to replace an old gritty pitch control with a nice smooth new one:

http://1200s.com/cgi-bin/VirtualCata...splayNumber=10
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I found a link to a company that sells the entire replaecment
It's a bit expensive, but looks like it should do the trick.
I never tried Eric's approach, you know when we have the parts we just replace them. It's less time consuming for the customer.
But this should work also very well.

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Ummm, it's more like the part you ordered and arrived today is wrong (MkI or Mk II version), and the DJ needs it for tomorrow night, so you just find a way to make it work and everybody is happy.

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and the DJ needs it for tomorrow night
Correct!!
Or preferably yesterday?

Most of the time people ask when their stuff will be fixed…I always answer yesterday.
End of discussion.

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It's a bit expensive, but looks like it should do the trick.
I never tried Eric's approach, you know when we have the parts we just replace them. It's less time consuming for the customer.
But this should work also very well.

/Hugo

Hugo,

Is that the same part that you were talking about? Is there a different one that is cheaper that I can use? I'm handy with a soldering iron and everything else, so if I can just order the new PCB that will accept the new 8-pin fader, I can replace the whole thing...

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