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Old 26th September 2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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My concern is, that a Koetsu Rosewood oder whatever Cartridge has its own kind of sound, which is achieved due choice of material and quality and kind of assembling.
The biggest difference comes from the rubber, which makes the damping.
So if we change something, the sound is different.
Ok, fine, the customer is happy with the rebuilds, but if i like the sound of something, i want it like it was before.
Of course, Sugano San's Makes had huge tolerances, sometimes they were really bad assembled. His rubbers have much aging and makes the cartridges useless.
I can say this for sure, i have a tired Koetsu Onyx next to me.
The Stylus is not exact 90 deg mounted, the cantilever is not 90 deg attached, so those problems created some HF Distorsions, but never bright due the soft damping rubber.
Sugano San was 60 years or more, when he made his Koetsu thingies. Today one of his sons does the job. Better in tolerance, different in sound. If you like it, fine.
But for 5'000 bucks or more i do not accept such tolerances like the old ones had.

So i think you just should tell the folks, that the sound is not the same like before, altough its maybe very good.

Servicing MC's is expensive, and now we know why!
You are right and we would never say that a Koetsu rebuild would sound the same as the original but my friend always tries to get as close as possible and his customers are involved in cantilever and tip selection.

Before seeing the photos I would not understand why the service costs that much. Also I had to see his tools to believe why such companies charge so much.
On the other hand I also realised that he does a very professional work and charges less than others. He had a customer who had his cartridge repaired by a well-known company but the owenr was not satisified with it. No wonder as the coil looked horrible. I don't understand how people can charge so much money for a **** work.
The photos will help people understand:
1. why such a service costs that much
2. what service quality can they expect in return of theis money

For those who cannot afford for an expensive cartridge (including myself) can enjoy such photos which have not been shared so far.
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Old 26th September 2012, 08:14 PM   #12
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I was still owing you some photos which show the end result.

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Old 26th September 2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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You're a lot braver than I am, very interesting project. Any idea what all of the goo over everything was? Dirt or something else? Please keep us posted on progress..

Also please consider using our server to host pictures so that they don't end up going away at some point in the future.

Just use advanced mode, and then manage attachments..
I tried to edit and upload the photos but I could not do that and now they disappeared.
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Old 27th September 2012, 01:41 AM   #14
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Please attach you photos from now on. You've got 2 megs or more of photos per post. See this thread:
Pictures -- Why Not attach Them ??
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Old 27th September 2012, 02:27 AM   #15
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Excellent job! Impressed!
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Old 27th September 2012, 07:29 PM   #16
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Wonderful work and thanks for sharing the photos.
If i may ask a question.

How do you connect the coil wires to the pins? Low temp solder?
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Old 28th September 2012, 06:09 PM   #17
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Wonderful work and thanks for sharing the photos.
If i may ask a question.

How do you connect the coil wires to the pins? Low temp solder?
It's not me who is doing this nice work but if I remember well then it is connected with a low temp solder.
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