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PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM

Just purchased a pair fo these beauties and im having trouble with the pitch on one of them. when the reset button is pushed in and the light is on, everything works fine, but however i have no control over the pitch then, which for beat matching is essential. when the button is pushed and the light is off i am able to change the pitch, but even putting it up all the way, it still runs noticeably slower. any suggestions??

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" when the reset button is pushed in and the light is on, everything works fine, but however i have no control over the pitch then"

This is how the deck is supposed to work.

"but even putting it up all the way, it still runs noticeably slower. any suggestions??"

This is usually a worn pitch slider, see here for replacement :-

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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.

Now, on to your question...

More than likely you just have to calibrate your pitch control. There are various videos on YouTube on how to do this properly. Just do a search CALIBRATING 1200s or similar. FYI, all the Technics SL1200/1210 MK series are the same inside. MK2, MK3, MK5 - so don't worry if you only find videos on calibrating MK2's or MK5s - works the same on all the models.

Good luck!

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