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My turn table is and old one my needle is broken would i beable to get a new arm for it

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It is a beogram 1202 if that any help thank you

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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With a model number and the brand of your turntable I could probably find what you need with that information. Without that information there is no way to find the right parts.

I have been fixing turntables for over 17 years and have only needed to replace the arm on 2 or 3 of them in that time. It is very unlikely that you would need the arm replaced. The arm is a little more difficult to find for some turntables, but it is not impossible.

Finding the stylus, and/or cartridge with the stylus is not too much of a problem.

Just supply the needed information and I will take care of it for you.


Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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