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The record keeps sticking in same place iv adjusted the hight weight and anti skate i know its not the carts or needles cos iv swapped those its been suggested to me tht the arm is damaged or bent even ???

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Hi, have you tried manually moving the tonearm (with tt off) from its stating position across the platter to the centre? If you do this and find you get resistance at a certain point then there is damage to the tone arm base or bearings. Is the tonearm lifter going down completely?

Posted on Apr 27, 2011

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http://www.vinylengine.com/library/technics/sl-b2.shtml

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