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    Quick background I started off on CDJs then went to Serato, then Traktor w/ timecode and now 2 - Kontrol X1s....I want some Technics now

    So Im looking to buy used either off the used guitar center site or craigslist


    - Whats a decent price range?
    - Whats the difference between all the technics models?
    - Are repairs expensive?
    - Once I get it how would I calibrate tone arm etc? (what are best settings)
    - What are some good needles? (just mixing, no scratching)
    - What are some good slipmats? (just mixing, no scratching)


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    I spin mostly House/Tech-House/Techno just incase theres different settings for turntablism/scratching and just regular mixing
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    I would also be interested in this. Found a pair of 1210 MK2 for 350, is that any good? Iv seen them at all sorts of prices about

    S2, F1, TP2, Zomo HD1200

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    Check out the Technics treads in the Vinyl section....

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    - Whats a decent price range?
    dependant on country
    - Whats the difference between all the technics models?
    MK2 is the basic, M3D is Mk2 with the pitch click removed, MK5's have a fully lit pitch
    (main differences)
    - Are repairs expensive?
    No, you can do em yourself
    - Once I get it how would I calibrate tone arm etc? (what are best settings)
    Youtube, it shouldnt be too far out of calibration as long as theyve been looked after
    - What are some good needles? (just mixing, no scratching)
    Shure M-477
    - What are some good slipmats? (just mixing, no scratching)
    Dr Suzuki mats for ANYTHING
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    Do a search on this guy for various DIY turntable adjustments. I found his tut's to be quite good, if a bit verbose.
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