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Item: Garrard Turntable Fully Auto Model Synchro-Lab 65 B
Location: Sydney 2127
Item Condition: Used (Vintage)
Reason for selling: Upgrade
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +3%, COD Only
Extra Info:Bloody good machine for the age, it does what it's supposed to do very well and is most comfortable with older vinyl.....not sure what the cartridge is but I suspect it could be a Shure. The only reason I'm selling is because I have upgraded most of my Stereo gear and the package needed new TT.
For obvious reasons this is a PICK UP only sale.
Item: Garrard 401 + plinth + feet + cover
Location: Sydney West 2190
Item Condition: Very good
Reason for selling: taking up new project
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
Extra Info: Up for sale is a beautiful Garrard 401, the all time classic turntable from my collection. It's purchased late 1974 in Sydney, I am the lucky second owner.
Price listed including:
1 x Garrard 401 motor unit;
1 x Custom made plinth from AA grade marine plywood, very heavy;
One 10mm metal spacer;
One 15mm metal spacer;
4 x VPI Classic feet;
1 x Custom made dust cover;
Original paperworks shown in the photos.
No tonearm nor cartridge is included but I have a SME 3012R and a SME V available, please PM me if you need them.
it will seat on a 600 x 500mm preform comfortably.
I am not comfortable to ship so for now they are for local pick up only.
By Full Range
Thought it would be a good time to post a record of my Garrard 401 referbishment to still be viable in the 22nd Century
From the beginning I had my mind set on certain aspects I wanted to be included, and I also wanted a sim pathetic refurb on the turntable itself as not to alter the original look and build wherever possible
So the first thing on the list was a beautiful and audio worthy plank of wood to be used as a plinth
This search took a while by visiting and investigating local timber merchants available stock
In the end I found some Crows Ash, the timber merchant explained to me that it's a soapy wood that needs patience to work with it but will be rewarding in the end
A quick point is that when sanding or drilling, this timber smells like tomato sauce
Some information I found on Crows Ash
Crowâ€™s ash is predominately used for flooring and decking. It is also used for boat building and outdoor furniture. In times gone by it was used as flooring for dance halls due to its highly durable characteristics.
While it is visually appealing, this species is not easy to work with, which limits the applications it can be used for. Crowâ€™s ash is quite greasy which means it is hard to glue and nail
At the time I purchased the Crows Ash and just prior to commencing the project in 2011 I had some health issues that required hospitalisation and although I built a few sets of speakers while mending, the Garrard TT project was shelved and put on hold for some time
The time came to get a start again on the build
Although the plinth was CNC cut and also routed so the Garrad body casing would sit lower shortly after it was purchased it was patiently waiting for me to give it some attention
Just got a garrard 401 and looking for recommendations for tonearm. Considering EMT 929, SME 3012, Ortofon RMG 309, Audio Technica 1501 mk3?, Jelco. I am hoping for a musical setup rather than a 'vintage collectible'. I have a zyx r100 which I am thinking of reusing on the garrard.
There isn't a lot on the EMT with the Garrard and I have heard conflicting opinion.
Any thoughts? Thank you