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STR8-30 Pitch control problem

I've heard this from one other person so I know it is an issue because it is weird on how it would ever happen. On both of my Stanton STR8-30's the pitch control does not have the range from 0 to -2.

when you have the slider at 0, the red lights are still... as you move the slider up (slower) the light remains still and then in an instant ( i mean nano ) the red lights jump was slower and now you are at -2 on the pitch when you've barely moved it. This has happened on both of my tables. WTF?


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Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Stanton ST150 turntable won't spin

Hello DeKay,

I just had a spindle lock issue this past Sunday at my gig. I had the turntables out in my car and brought them in. I let then warm up for 2hrs before plugging them in.

Everything was good. Then mid set my right side turntable started spinning really fast and then DEAD STOP.

I was pushing the platter and it really hard to turn. I took off the platter and tried to turn it with my hand. It was dead locked, WTF?!!

So I limped through with one turntables since I use Traktor Scratch Pro and made it through the whole night successfully.

I searched the net and it was suggested to lubricate the 1200 spindle with 15W40 motor oil. Since the motor design is indentical, I picked up some 10W40 motor oil since I couldn't find 15W40.

I oiled both turntables to be on the safe since. I tapped the spindle on the locked turntable to help loosen it.

I drove back home which is pretty much an hour drive and let the tables sit for another 2 hrs.

I decided to grab a thick towel and vice grips to work on the locked spindle.

Clamping down on the towel with the vice grips on the brass fitting for the platter I was able to free the spindle quite easily.

I was then able to turn it by hands so I did in both forward and reverse directions to work the oil down into the spindle bearings.

I put the platter back on and spun it manually to check for resistance, it was spinning nicely!

Plugged in the turntable, set the pitch at 0 and watched the stobe dots. There was no waver in the strobe dots. YAAAAAAAY!

My turntable is back to new and since I only use them on the road they stay stored most of the time.

So I would suggest just oiling the spindles every so often to keep them tip top.

Hope this helps you!

Peace,
DJ Quartz

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: pitch adjust doesnt lock between 0% and +50%

There is a chip in the unit called a
phase lock loop ,( P.P.L )its use as station loc
for stereo turner. But the same applies.
Its drifting and unable to hold/lock
the signel is noisy that its trying to
lock on to (open ground) or the VCO
is out eather way it probley needs
to be replaced.

Hope that help a little

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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HELLO
There is nothing more annoying than buying something second-hand to find parts are missing. I've had a look on the net for you and you could try these sites - they might be able to help.
www.HTFR.com and www.djdeals.com.
I wish you luck finding a weight and hope this has gone some way to helping!


Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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Check with www.needledoctor.com They have needles and parts. Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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I grew up with Decks under my fingertips so I have seen this before and remember the only satisfing fix was a service and the pitch controls had to be replaced,

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