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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:59:01 PM on 11 January 2019.
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I have the above pick up head the suspension rubbers have perished. I have severe shakes and I am unable to replace the existing rubbers. Is there anyone out there, that has repaired these that can give me a quote to repair this? If it dies during surgery no harm done.
I am trying to finish off some projects before I reluctantly hang up my soldering iron.
Kind regards Jimb.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:23:33 PM on 11 January 2019.
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 GTC
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WA based member Viccadillac who, IIRC, restores grams and jukeboxes may be able to help. I'll let him know about this thread.

Sorry to hear about your disability. Most of us fall apart eventually, usually by degrees.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:14:49 PM on 11 January 2019.
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Thank you, GTC. That will be helpful.
I am basically ok apart from the shakes, not all that old, 72 next month however I can no longer do a good solder joint or fine assembly work.
I have been techo all my working life and it is frustrating. Some bright spark named it an essential tremor. I can't say I have found it essential at all. Over the last few years it has increased. I am sure as you pointed out many on this forum are coping with various issues leading up to oldcodgertitis.
Regards Jim.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:26:15 PM on 11 January 2019.
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My main gripe at the moment is that it is becoming more apparent that I need to wear glasses to do more things, ahhh and some Arthur Rightus due to using a computer and meese for the last thirty-odd years, and the beltings I got at school before that.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:32:08 PM on 11 January 2019.
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I need to wear glasses to do more things

Many of us find that our arms are not long enough and need reading glasses by 45. I am long sighted which is fine for reading street signs in the distance, etc, but a damn nuisance when working at close quarters. My reading glasses are in and out of my shirt pocket dozens of times a day.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:50:44 PM on 11 January 2019.
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I am more middle distance, requiring glasses for close up and also far away but I lack glasses for the latter.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:11:30 PM on 11 January 2019.
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The head mounted magnifier like a tennis shade Is also a big help as you can wear the corrected glasses with them and maintain depth of field. The addition of the LED light assy actually does not make things lighter.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:14:35 PM on 11 January 2019.
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head mounted magnifier like a tennis shade

Aka the loupe. I have a couple but mine are not as good as the ones that surgeons use.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:38:46 AM on 12 January 2019.
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Hi Jim ,

If you still require help you can call or email me

Cheers Vic


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 2:31:53 PM on 12 January 2019.
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Thank you Vic.
I have emailed you and sent some photos and also thank you GTC for making the Contact.
Kind regards Jimb.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:14:28 PM on 19 January 2019.
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My late mum used to call it "creeping decrepitude".

She made it to 98 though.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 4:00:49 PM on 19 January 2019.
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She did very well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 2:31:29 PM on 22 January 2019.
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Jimb !!
If you are referring to the Nylon plug in the Tone Arm where the Head 3 pin plug connects and is supported by the tone Arm.
Im happy to post you one if its a Rc 121? But it was the same plug on the early model aswell.
The Rc is my favourite and I have many bits for them.
Just email me your address and I will have that in Mondays post.
No charge, hope you are feeling better, Pete

Oh I have read your post wrong, you need a 78 head? Or one repaired?
I have 78 heads if you need it


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 3:55:12 PM on 22 January 2019.
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Good to see you back, Pete.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 4:12:14 PM on 22 January 2019.
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Hi gtc , I hope your well, A friend of mine asked if I could help with the parts to this problem. I have a lot of that type of stuff.
All the best G, Pete


 
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