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I'm missing the tonearm counterweight for a Gemini XL-100 turntable. Does anyone have one of these they are parting-out?

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Hi,

i'm too missing the tonearm counterweight for my Gemini TT01. if you haven't figuered out where to buy one, do you know at least what is the weight that is needed to counter the weight of the tonearm or how to measure the tonearm so as to make a counterweight of my own???

thank you in advance

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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