This guy must be Mikey Fremer's evil twin :-)
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Um, the guy may be able to scratch (I don't know don't listen to that $hit) but my bleeping god. I knew more about turntable setup when I was about 12 years old than he does.
The SL-1200MKII series of tables rock, I had one modded by Kevin at KAB (brother-in-law has it now) and it holds its own but this video only proves to me to NEVER EVER BUY a DJ table esp. if a scratcher used it off eBay or Craigslist etc. The table in the video looks thrashed and I bet the arm bearings are buggered up as well as platter bearing.
It's too bad Technics stopped making new SL-1200MKII's because out of the box brand new they are nice machines.
I got an SL1210 M5G (has OFC tonearm wire) from a Guitar Center for $500 in 2007. I've added various damping and platforming tweaks for not much money, and five years later I have no inclination to upgrade. For quite awhile you could get an SL1210 MkII from Musicians Friend for $399. That's an insanely low starting point for something so substantially and precisely built that spins the platter so accurately.
WOOD GLUE? The idea may have come from a product introduced back in the 70's that was similar to clear silicon caulking. You would smear the substance onto the entire grooved portion of an LP. After it set up you would simply peal it off, hopefully in one piece, and with it all the dirt and dust from the groves.
Unfortunately it never all came up with the peal.
Actually wood glue as an LP cleaner is not a crazy idea. I've tried it and also Elmers school glue a few times. These glues are safe (being a vinyl based glues) and applied evenly using a piece of stiff cardboard as a spreader. I attached pieces of paper in a few places around the edge of the LP as a way to once the glue was dry pry up the glue and peel off. Doing this makes removing the dried glue easy. The glue once removed leaves no residue. It can peel of quite cool as you will then see the positives of the grooves in the glue.
Anyways this is not a solution for all cleaning as it takes TOO LONG for the glue to dry and its rather expensive as you'd go through a lot of glue to do many LP's. But to try it on a few won't hurt and you may be happy with the results.
Someone owes me 10 minutes of my life back after having watched that.
He is giving a seminar on turntable features and he doesnt even know what the features and settings are. He just makes crap up.
He must scratch part time while he is working on his Doctorate.
The sad part is there are at least 50 people in that room that are now dumber for having listened to him.
I realize the room is full of scratchers and not audiophiles but...c'mon man, really?
Les creative edge:
The wood glue thing is just nuts. First, how do you know it gets deep enough into the grooves? Then, you have to assume it comes out all in one section or you leave more debris in the groves than you started with.
I did consider using that "sticky" device you see on infomercials for record cleaning, but the worry of any residue beng left behind on my records has limited my desire to experiment.