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Old 17th June 2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Technics SL-1100

Yesterday I found a Technics Sl-1100 that looks and performs very well for being as old as it is. The price was too good to pass up. The only thing I see that is a problem is the cover was badly scratched and there were a few scratches near where the platter gets installed in the recess of the base.

And I made the mistake of bending the stylus when I removed the head shell. It has a Shure V15 Type 3 cartridge. Luckily it seems I can get a replacement for a fairly low price.
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Old 18th June 2013, 12:26 AM   #2
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Nope, use the Manage attachment to post pictures!
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Old 18th June 2013, 12:35 AM   #3
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save pictures to your compu and then when you post you can go all the way down and find the "manage attachment" and look for your pictures that you want to post. easy as 1,2,3
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Old 18th June 2013, 01:07 AM   #4
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I'll try this again when I get back on my PCM..trying to do this on an iPad doesn't seem to work.
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Old 18th June 2013, 01:28 AM   #5
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Much better! but it does not look like a Technics SL-1100...
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Old 18th June 2013, 06:29 AM   #6
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Default Another try at posting photos

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Lets see if this works. The urls are the HTML code from Flickr. I see it added an image tag to the beginning and end of the URL. When I opened the icon it automatically had http:// at the beginning of the space to paste the URL. Since that's already in the HTML code from Flickr I figured I didn't need it again. Lets see if this works. If it doesn't can someone point me in the right direction with instructions on what to do.

To be honest I don't remember how I got the guitar photo to post. My reason for that was to show how I polished the guitar body to a glasslike finish which is what I'll do to remove the scratches on the turntable cover.

Hope this works this time. I hit preview and it only shows one thumbnail image.
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Old 18th June 2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 18th June 2013, 06:47 AM   #8
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To be honest I don't remember how I got the guitar photo to post. My reason for that was to show how I polished the guitar body to a glasslike finish which is what I'll do to remove the scratches on the turntable cover.
That's a nice looking guitar. I used Novus to get the scratches out of my turntable cover. Comes in 3 grades, depending on how aggressive you want to be with the polishing.

The Sl-1100 looks like it's in good shape. Pretty funky looking arm thou.

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Old 18th June 2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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That's the stock arm that came with the SL1100. I think they used a more conventional looking arm on the SL1100A. All it is is that anti-skating mechanism and the counterweight were designed to be more prismatic in appearance. I listened to it yesterday at the sellers house. It sounded good. the turntable weighs about 40 or 50 lbs and the feet were rubber and had shock absorbers in them. i think that helped. i made the mistake of bending the stylus shank when I removed the head shell.so now I need a new stylus. I can get NOS replacements on amazon for $15. Like many things back then they overbuilt assemblies. That turntable is rock solid on shock absorbers. Others have said that because of its solid design it helped isolate anything that could cause distortion or coloration to the sound.

I may have gone overboard with finishing my guitar. I sprayed about 50 coats of nitrocellulose lacquer and then started wet sanding with 400 grit, 600 grit, 800 grit all the way to 2000 grit. Then I found a 3M product for polishing and waxing. I didn't want to destroy the lacquer finish by getting too aggressive with an orbital sander so everything was done by hand. I think I can start with the 800 grit wet sanding the cover ....even mixing in some of the polishing compound. The emery pads I got at Woodcraft are washable so as long as you aren't to aggressive they will last a while. A friend I knew that restores Indian motorcycles gave me some Wenol polish that I found packed away. That may be worth a try. The secret to being successful at polishing is to be gentle and take your time.

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Just bought a Technics SL-DL1 Direct Drive turntable at a Salvation Army store for $5.00. Cleaned it up and it works very well. Any body had any experience with these turntables?
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