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DIY wooden_ rod_tonearm 17"

Posted 20th June 2014 at 08:14 PM by suwaned
Updated 21st July 2014 at 07:05 PM by suwaned

I have planning make a long wooden tonearm.

I have TA Technics as apart
I split apart and i put only Pivot.
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i made wooden rod for replace .

problem counter weight Technics light. and need more weight for balance.

Made counter weight from Bronze 220 mg.
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Distance Pivot to spindle new TA 17"
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try install to my TT not fixed and
Wooden TA on the track with cartridge MM Shure.
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outsite place, DIY wooden TA 17" wiht alum stand of pivot and arm base from wood.
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It's very Long TA extraordinary . and i think this have little error track than 9"

wacth " test DIY tonearm wooden rod !&" on the track. Test2 DIY Tonearm 17"_wooden rod - YouTube

Test3 DIY wooden TA 17" - YouTube


The next stage:

I made stand of Pivot to replace temporary wood stand from alum dan a long arm base from wood. the work has been completed.
to be replace temporary a wooden stand and base.
finaly: the stand of pivot + arm base can be adjustment for vta and distance.
the results are not perfect like factory-made, but enough to be used.

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and i have some problem to apply my lift arm and rest arm from standard TT Technic .
for that i have modification:
Arm Lift by wood. and armrest, base for that i made fro acrylic.
Internal wire ( cable Headphone )
cartridge tag (socket pin tube)

I hope to be able to function on the track.

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and i have been finish to completed my DIY wooden TA 17" , gone on the track for test.

to my FRIENDs , you can do it and let's feel so difference ................

the first test i have problem skating in middle track , watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGYE8gtxdt4
and try to repair setting this ,
watch again 3rd test completed TA 17"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMuzvftfHu0
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