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Pitch out of Tune

Just installed my new Technics SL-1210 turntable and it sounds like everything I play is out of tune, but I have the picth on normal play for a 331/3 (factory standard). The vocals and bass sound OK, but all the high notes sound "twangy" and out of key. Any advice?

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That is a strange issue. Not sure what could be causing this. Are you describing your issue correctly. Or do the records sound warped? If they sound warped, check to make sure that your voltage setting is set correctly for your area (115V or 220V). This is a switch located underneath your turntable platter. Just make sure you power off your unit before making the switch.

If this is not the issue, then I have no clue what you are talking about, as I've never hear about this on a 1200 turntable, and I work on them for a living.

Please be even more specific, or if you can, give us a call here @ the shop, and maybe play a record for us. Perhaps we can walk you through it over the phone. 1.877.357.7677 ext 1

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Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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