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Problem with pitch on my technics

I have a pair of technics ones a mk2 and the other mk5, the other day i thought i have got a problem with one of the turntables something to do with the pitch as i would be mixing 2 vinyl that i had mixed before perfectly and this time 1 was goin faster than the other so i did a test as in i mixed 2 tunes and they were perfectly mixed (both decks pitch was on 0) and then i swapped the vinyles over so they were on the other deck 2 wat they was on and then i beat matched them and the mk5 turntable was going faster so i have got a problem with that turntable and i dont no how to resolve this problem. any help would be much appreciated

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Re: Problem with pitch on my technics

You may have to recalibrate the motor. These guys are pros.

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The reset button disables your pitch control and allows the turntable to rotate at TRUE "0" (zero). FYI, these turntables were NOT made for DJing. They were made for radio, studio, and high end home use. They became DJ turntables, because they were perfectly built for the trade. So, the pitch reset button is more of a function best suited for radio stations or a producer who needs to record or play at a true zero speed.

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If you did this yourself, then more than likely you installed the LED backwards. The longer lead is the positive lead. If the LED did not burn out, you might be able to just remove it and switch it around. If it does not work, then it probably shorted (more than likely). Also make sure that none of your solder is touching. This could cause a bad short to your entire turntable. So you want to becareful.

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check it.

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