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Old 24th August 2019, 02:46 PM   #1
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I’m looking for second hand parts as to what makes and models
Bearing as to which bearing or what’s available out there
something a bit better than run of the mill
A stand alone motor and pulley
A platter to be run on the outside

I hope to make my own
Motor housing again I’m new to this but switch gear or transformer required
Bearing housing
Arm later on once the turntable is made
Arm housing

Any help or shove in the right direction would be appreciated


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Old 24th August 2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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Maybe try the Swap Meet part of the forum?
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Old 24th August 2019, 03:47 PM   #3
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just buy an old turntable off eBay and strip for parts
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Old 24th August 2019, 03:49 PM   #4
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just buy an old turntable off eBay and strip for parts
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Old 24th August 2019, 04:20 PM   #5
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My thoughts were can’t afford to buy complete turntable all at 1 time but I could buy parts when they appear
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Old 24th August 2019, 05:18 PM   #6
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To be honest I think you’re kidding yourself, there are some used turn tables out there for very little money but what it will cost you for the parts, especially if you pay postage and then all the time it is going to take you to build it then all the frustration when it doesn’t work very well - all that time could be way better spent doing something else - take the time and do a paper around it and earn the money, the second hand turn table doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get you going
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Old 24th August 2019, 05:42 PM   #7
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My thoughts were canít afford to buy complete turntable all at 1 time but I could buy parts when they appear
The Pro-Ject turntable parts from Henley Audio are new - not second hand - and not necessarily inexpensive.

However, they do fit your requirement in that you can buy them one at a time.

Pro-Ject Turntable Spare Parts
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Old 24th August 2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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Rega has turntable parts along with many after marker parts makers for Rega. You need to give an approximate budget and the skill level you have . A turntable is a simple device but getting everything right, properly fitted is another story. Good luck with your project.
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Boot sale? Local swap meet? There's a lot of turntables in the world.
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Old 24th August 2019, 08:24 PM   #10
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VPI parts come up quite often and are solidly built.

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