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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
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Just pull harder it is a compression fit, it comes off.
Cheers Doc. Going to find the crowbar now :grin:
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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 pm

Just a sharp tug will do it.

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by SteveTheShadow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm

If it proves stubborn, jack up the platter against the top plate with a couple of wood wedges, then give the spindle a sharp tap with a hammer. That will shock the taper free. Works every time, just don't follow through with the hammer.
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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Sharp tug applied :hand: and platter is off. :dance:

Thanks all. :clap: It is nice that the platter mat still has the little chrome ring near the spindle. Seen a lot of pics with it missing.

Time to start my own thread I think although progress will be slow. :epopc:
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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Don't forget the speaker project updates and the amp fiddling. You really should finish one first, where are the BBCubes up to now.

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by Alfi » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 pm

Apologies, I'm late to removing platter..

Glad you got it off with a sharp tug Stu.

I put index finger in each hole in the platter and apply thumbs to spindle, pull with fingers and press with thumbs - platter comes of the taper easily, no need for wedges.

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:20 pm
Don't forget the speaker project updates and the amp fiddling. You really should finish one first, where are the BBCubes up to now.
Speakers haven't really moved on recently. Been too busy listening to the new LS6 I put in. Marvellous, I have never been so happy with the music. I will be doing more on them, I promise.

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:32 pm

Alfi wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 pm
Apologies, I'm late to removing platter..

Glad you got it off with a sharp tug Stu.

I put index finger in each hole in the platter and apply thumbs to spindle, pull with fingers and press with thumbs - platter comes of the taper easily, no need for wedges.

Alfi.
Cheers Alfi,

Your way sounds good as it won't shock anything. Had images of platter coming off at 100mph and smashing dust cover but it didn't take too much of a tug in the end :grin:

I will have two cartridges available to use. Lyra Argo (take it off my Aro) and the Asaka that comes with the PT1. Choices, choices.....

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 am

"Speakers haven't really moved on recently. Been too busy listening to the new LS6 I put in. Marvellous, I have never been so happy with the music."

Then you need to borrow the TSCS :twisted:

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Re: Pioneer PL-71 Refurbishment

Unread post by karatestu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:07 am

I have that on vinyl and a Wurzels compilation CD. Gets played now again. How's about "Blackdird i'll 'ave 'ee" or "champion dung spreader" - classics :grin:

Yes Doc, you have hooked me big time. Will have to resist the urge to sell a kidney :guiness;
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