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    Question Technics SL1200/1210 Repair Service (UK)?

    So, after a busy week at work I have had a closer look at the SL1200 Mk2's I bought off ebay last week. I have noticed that one of the tone arms is bent and also the screws and bearings that rotate the tone arm seem to have a lot more travel or slack compared to the other TT. I also think both require pitch recalibration. Plus I would like to have LED's fitted anyway. Does anyone know of any repair services in the UK, better still in the Midlands or in Birmingham?

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    Good luck finding a repair service. I recalibrated the pitch/swapped tonearms/replaced LEDs myself with YouTube tutorials and guides for the price of the parts, granted you know how to solder.

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    http://www.technics1210repair.co.uk/...contact-us.php

    It's in London but is my local music shop and has a cracking reputation.

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    I know of a TT pimp based in the UK who frequents the dnbforum. He's got some nice work up too!

    Check it:
    https://www.facebook.com/TurntablePimp
    http://turntablepimp.tumblr.com/

    He's a wicked guy, I see him helping out us noobs fix shit 1210's up all the time. I used his advice the other day to reclibrate my mk2's
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    Id definitely consider going down the parts and youtube tutorials root , tone arms come up on ebay quite often for pretty cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash101uk View Post
    I know of a TT pimp based in the UK who frequents the dnbforum. He's got some nice work up too!

    Check it:
    https://www.facebook.com/TurntablePimp
    http://turntablepimp.tumblr.com/

    He's a wicked guy, I see him helping out us noobs fix shit 1210's up all the time. I used his advice the other day to reclibrate my mk2's
    From the Midlands by the looks of it! Where does he help people out fixing 1200's? Are we talking in person or a youtube channel?

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    I'd love to know where you can get bashed up 1200/1210's for nothing. I'd quite happily buy and have a go. Just a bit hesitant since these are my one and only pair.

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    you'll find the best advice for servicing from viperfrank on youtube.

    The TT pimp will give advice on facebook if you send a message. He's a busy chap though!
    Ecler NUO 3.0, 2 1210mk2, midi fighter, Kontrol X1, Akai LPD8, Reloop RHP10's, TSP, Audio 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7ZUSTY View Post
    So, after a busy week at work I have had a closer look at the SL1200 Mk2's I bought off ebay last week. I have noticed that one of the tone arms is bent and also the screws and bearings that rotate the tone arm seem to have a lot more travel or slack compared to the other TT. I also think both require pitch recalibration. Plus I would like to have LED's fitted anyway. Does anyone know of any repair services in the UK, better still in the Midlands or in Birmingham?
    Hows about Stoke on Trent? Junction 15 m6?

    Cookies is a shop that I've always had any work done on my turntables at. In the past they have serviced them and only recently they have replaced the phono cables from the board on both decks for me.

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