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Trombone  ·  489 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

That turntable is what, 60's vintage? Even with the damage, it must be pretty well preserved if the innards are all functional.

keifermiller  ·  489 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We're guessing that it is late 60's or early 70's. We found some forum posts online that told us where the date codes would be, but all that is left is some goop where the stickers once were.

It does seem to be really well cared for, though. The wall cord could stand to be replaced, but aside from that and the missing needle, seems to work. You can produce sound if you turn it on and run your finger along where the needle should be.

Trombone  ·  488 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's pretty sweet. I'd suggest checking the capacitors inside quickly to ID any problem ones, and consider taking it to your local audio repair shop (if you know of such a place) to get the necessaries replaced and everything tuned up. My equipment isn't that old, but some of it's pushing 40 and electronics definitely get fussy with age and need some maintenance.