|Jun 1st, 2012, 02:04 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: kent uk
Vinyl skipping problems: setup for scratching
I used to be able to scratch without problems but something's changed. I've gone through the following settings:
- Use a spirit level on each edge to make sure completely level
- Set weight to 3 grams (as per specs for ortofon concord Dj stylus and carts)
- Set anti-skating to zero
- I'm using Technic 1210's (S-arm) on a solid surface
I've also tried varying the above with no improvements. I just bought new styli and have worn them in for over a couple of hours. When I reverse the direction either from forward to back or back to forward, the stylus/head moves sideways by about a millimetre which half the time causes a jump, having trouble cueing let alone scratching!! I heard a rumour that reversing the tonearm weight could help, about to try that but cant see what difference that would make, any suggestions welcome, thanks. (Saying that, not keen on buying new decks or arms or different cartridges, esp since these worked before and i've just splashed out on new styli!)
Last edited by soliduk81 : Jun 1st, 2012 at 02:28 AM.
|Jun 27th, 2012, 06:03 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Sep 2010
I have a similar setup, 2 x technics 1210 m5g's with ortofon cartridges and I have that problem but only on one of my turntables. i've been fiddling with it for some time to no avail. If you find a solution please let us know.
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