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What would be a good used TT to customize
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Old 17th September 2012, 11:39 AM   #1
christaiwan is offline christaiwan  Taiwan
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Default What would be a good used TT to customize

Hi guys,

I want to buy an old TT to customize and salvage. First I just want to build a nice casing for it with a few gadgets and gimmicks that I have in mind and play a little bit with the electronics to get a feel for it.

Later when I am more skilled I would like to upgrade the components (change the motor, bearings, etc)?

I do this just for fun. So what do you think is a good used TT to start and play with? I am looking for a belt driven, non automatic TT. I am looking for a motor that can support around 12 lbs.

I would like to invest around US 150. I know its not a lot but this is my first project and if I get a feel for everything I invest more next time so please don't criticize me too much for being stingy

I am grateful for any input.
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Old 18th September 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
littlerick is offline littlerick  United Kingdom
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I have a complete brand new TT from an 80's midi system (which is like a huge box now).

I think its a Sony, let me know if your interested and I will dig into the depths of my room to find it and give more info.
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Old 22nd September 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
kikko is offline kikko  Italy
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Hi you can try a Lenco L75 or L78, good vintage TT easy to rebuild and upgrade and a lot informations on how to do to find online.

That's a photo of my L78SE:
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Old 23rd September 2012, 06:21 AM   #4
Nanook is offline Nanook  Canada
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Default As suggested by Jean Nantais...

Consider a Miracord,Dual, or any other idler wheel. If you start with something inexpensive, you can learn a lot, which could translate into a great table. Of course you can always buy a Lenco, but I haven't found one worth doing going on 4 or 5 years at an affordable price.
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