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Hi guys, have just purchased a Thorens td150 and was wondering if anybody could recommend someone  with history on old turntables for help. Live outside of Geelong Victoria but willing to travel for good service. I think it just needs a good going over but the turntable and arm board seem to be on an angle.

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My good mate, Rick Powell has a Thorens and will be able to help you, hd.

 

However, he lives in Melbourne.  PM me if you're interested in his contact details.

 

Andy

 

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I did a resto on one last year https://vinylnirvana.com/product-category/thorens-part/page/2 is the best place for parts. as a minimum you would want new springs and belt for it.  If you want to get parts from local seller there is one in Adelaide and he sells in ebay https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=dkeagostdavid&_armrs=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xthorens.TRS0&_nkw=thorens&_sacat=0

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I doubt you will need springs but a new belt will probably be needed. 

I remove the speed change fork as it rests on the belt a bit

Painting the chassis with under body deadening paint is a good mod.

I usually laminate acrylic to the underneath of the arm board too

The bearing is easy to clean and re-oil with a light weight synthetic 

Watch out that the ball bearing isn't lost as it will come out when the TT is turned upside down. It not like the later TTs. Or am I confusing that with an Orpheus Silex?

A decent plinth is a good idea. 

Just check the motor for slop in the bearings and fluff around the shaft 

That's about it

I have two of them and they are my favourite TTs because they're old like me

I don't think the arm is in the same league as the TTs but it's not a bad arm

I run a Syrinx on mine 

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Rick P is the TT guru. 
 

Highly recommend!!!

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I believe Ben who I saw at Carlton HiFi is a collector of turntables and also good at servicing them, he has come to Adelaide before to  service and set up TT's for VAF customers etc

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