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Handsome B Wonderful
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/03/24 22:38:39 (permalink)
That polished deck looks amazing
Subsurface
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/03/25 12:12:31 (permalink)
maxxis
@Subsurface
Can i have a vector file from your Technics Turntable Logo?
 
Best Regards,
Patryk




Here you go: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ey7rtsz083wiai4/technics-1200-decals.eps?dl=0
 
Post up the results if you use it.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/03/25 12:17:48 (permalink)
An update on that polished Technics - It did look amazing, but I ended up powder coating it gloss white in the end. The main reason was that the 45-adapter hole is almost impossible to get to a decent finish. It's just too awkward.
 
I've got a set of original 1200s now. I'm gonna put the white 1200 up for sale at some point.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/03/25 21:14:03 (permalink)
Thank You very much.. i have buy it one Technics then i must paiting first.. i waiting first for warm days, so i think about sommer is the new one Technics finished, so then i can presented here :)
 
I hope my plotter can cutting so small letters ;)
 
Patryk
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/20 18:32:15 (permalink)
had too much time on my hand, made some 'jungly green metallic' ones out of two really old and almost broken-looking silver mk's i found earlier:
 

 

 

 
thanks to Smokey for all the input/links! 
post edited by freexta - 2015/11/20 18:35:13
Smokey McPot
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/20 20:06:58 (permalink)
Nice one!! I like that.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/20 22:25:37 (permalink)
They look good. Nice work!
dreamworld
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/20 23:22:46 (permalink)
Very nice! Why no pitch trim?
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 00:03:58 (permalink)
Ooh that's pretty
freexta
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 08:59:28 (permalink)
safe !
 
i'm assuming with pitch trim you mean removing the click and 0 lock ? @Dreamworld  -that's exactly what i did.
i now have +6% bpm where the +3 marker on the pitch scale was, so had a right fiddle with pitch speed and zero point, too.
..and i can finally mix horizons in with all the newer ones..! 
 
to everyone who wants to try or wonders how you do so, i've basically used these BTM links (all the links in the text)
 
http://info.bergenteknomafia.com/tech/links/
 
and viperfrank's videos:
 
https://www.youtube.com/user/viperfrank/search?query=technics
 
big thanks to viperfrank btw (if he'll ever read it) !!! these videos are gold. 
post edited by freexta - 2015/11/21 09:39:16
dreamworld
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 09:47:52 (permalink)
I meant these mate, just gives it a nice finish! Only a couple of quid.



http://www.juno.co.uk/pro...-mk2-silver/235241-01/

Edit, I think you answered my question with saying you'd recalibrated it to your custom settings.
post edited by dreamworld - 2015/11/21 09:49:51
freexta
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 09:54:29 (permalink)
i see. it's still there ! although in met. green now  the scale looks cool but is now worthless as the pitch range was maximised.. and i'd rather have it green anyway. 
imagine i could buy these tiny sticker-numbers and make up a scale which fits to the current range. would be cool, too much effort though..  
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 10:50:07 (permalink)
I opened up the pitch range on mine but I didn't really get on with it so I put it back to +/-8%, probably because yeah, it's really weird with the scale numbers not matching up. I also adjusted the brakes so they stop the platter so hard it starts rewinding in its own - pointless but fun. 

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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:02:26 (permalink)
One of the problems I found with widening the pitch was that it created a weird flat spot about halfway though the + scale where moving it between +4 and + 6 didn't change the speed, instead it had a massive jump a bit past +6. Dead annoying.
freexta
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:02:52 (permalink)
one of my two 'old' ones was unknowingly maximised to +12 by the guy i bought it off at least 14 years ago. i'd always wondered why the two were not pitching in the same speed at all, until i recently opened them and gained insight... 
i'll see how it goes
freexta
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:09:00 (permalink)
Smokey McPot
One of the problems I found with widening the pitch was that it created a weird flat spot about halfway though the + scale where moving it between +4 and + 6 didn't change the speed, instead it had a massive jump a bit past +6. Dead annoying.

agree i saw that too while 'calibrating' with both potentiometers the pitch range and the zero position on the pitch board. i think i'd figued it out somehow in the end, but it's true that even after using a multimeter i didn't know how these two potentiometers were playing together... will have another look at the green ones :)
Dog Borstal
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:33:11 (permalink)
Amazed at how 1210 mk2s have held their price in today's MP3 world. Just looked on eBay and they're around 700 bar for a pair.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:36:00 (permalink)
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 11:47:08 (permalink)
They've actually gone up quite a bit by the looks of it, I got a pair of MK2's for around £450 back in 2011. Then my MK3D was about £325 a couple of years later. All mint condition. 

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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 12:17:01 (permalink)
Smokey McPot
One of the problems I found with widening the pitch was that it created a weird flat spot about halfway though the + scale where moving it between +4 and + 6 didn't change the speed, instead it had a massive jump a bit past +6. Dead annoying.

just had another look and it's really fine here (straight acceleration) with a maximised pitch. i think that you have to have the right combination of the two pitch pot's to get a good result out of it.
i've actually 'calibrated' them by quickly moving the pitch knob up and down to see if the dots under the shutter light respond correctly - if they don't (what you're describing), adjust the zero-point pot while having the pitch speed pot set to max and go on a 'trial and error' mission until it fits.
post edited by freexta - 2015/11/21 12:18:40
dreamworld
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/11/21 13:52:04 (permalink)
Dog Borstal
Amazed at how 1210 mk2s have held their price in today's MP3 world. Just looked on eBay and they're around 700 bar for a pair.


Going up and up at the moment, vinyl revival in full effect.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/17 23:30:32 (permalink)
Ate shit and serviced mine myself a few weeks ago. Both decks got the click removed out of the pitch fader, (but now the green light doesn't come on when it's on +0 on one of them. Very fucking annoying) all components cleaned and lubed up and pitches recibrated to 2.7 on the odometer. They are like new now. I am happy again. Except for the green light.

My next project is changing the rc cables to some fancy expensive ones.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 00:23:40 (permalink)
^^ Soldering iron skills will be the biggest trail with that one our kid. As with the rest though, it is very straight forward. Might as well internally earth them whilst you're in there. 

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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 01:22:22 (permalink)
It's all done Ed. CANT U READ M8
MR.EQ
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 08:15:45 (permalink)
I was referring to the RCA replacements, you didn't need the solder on any of that other stuff did you? 
 
EDIT: Oh hang on, maybe the pitch click removal. 
post edited by MR.EQ - 2015/12/18 08:17:02

SIGS, EVERYTHING SIGS.
Smokey McPot
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 09:56:31 (permalink)
No soldering for the click. Just careful bending of pins if I recall.

Well done young William.
Willfunk
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 10:06:30 (permalink)
Sorry ed. Ye I had to solder to get the back of the pitch off to get at the inner sanctum. My bird was well impressed. I took apart an old remote control so she could have a go at soldering. Stupid bitch
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 10:49:28 (permalink)
Yeah, the older pitch faders need desoldering. Didn't fancy it myself.
MR.EQ
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 10:51:48 (permalink)
Nah it's one thing I've never wanted to bother with either. I've never really had an issue with the pitch click, maybe I play everything too fast. 

SIGS, EVERYTHING SIGS.
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Re: RE: A little Technics project..... 2015/12/18 10:53:28 (permalink)
@Willfunk - Could be worth trying a replacement LED, but I reckon the PCB might be gone. Full assembly is about 30 quid.
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