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    Corrrrr. Thats nice.
    Is that yours BP?

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    Just the needle to get sussed so thinks are looking good and on track for 2013 completion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpopely View Post
    A rewire by J7 sorts that out!
    Thought it would.
    I just happen to think your opinion is a general sweeping statement of wrongness

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckypumps View Post
    to paddle or not to paddle? Decided yet?

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    I have applied in writing to Mrs Pumps for moneys to purchase some silver paint . It would be plain wrong to de trough a rock I feel.So the paddle will be getting pimped silver. If only my new arm board would arrive.

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    The Airtangent - hands down winner (for me).

    Last edited by YNWaN; 24th February 2010 at 20:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenh1 View Post
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say.
    I think this looks the dogs baws.http://www.thecrossovernetwork.co.uk...1&d=1266940810


    So that's where Johnnie got his inspiration from. All flutter and no wow (factor).

    Not sure what that link is to Anthony - I don't have permission to open it for some strange reason.
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    Here is another of my pick up arms.
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    Did you make that yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopsaw View Post
    Did you make that yourself?
    Might be an original Heath Robinson?
    I just happen to think your opinion is a general sweeping statement of wrongness

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    I've heard that on a couple of occasions at Len Gregory's place (he lives just up the road from me) and, whilst it sounds very impressive, it sure ain't pretty.

    Apart from the "DIY" look it's got tubes and tanks and pumps that need putting in another room.

    I don't think anyone's made a linear tracker that looks "pretty".

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    That is very pretty Rudi and something to treasure. Mind you, it does look like it should belong to a black pimp rapper, lol.

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    Hi
    Does anyone here own a Townshend Rock V?

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    I can't be doing with all that bling-fi nonsense any more


    You know, my ongoing love-affair with idler Duals leads me to favour the gimbal arms as used in the 1218, 1219 and 1229 decks as well as the tank-like Ittok predecessor 1019 (and close sibling) arm. I still love the 'gyroscope-style' bearing housings of these 12** series arms and continue to be surprised at the quality of cartridges they'll happily take - any added resonances are benign and in fact, solid MC types don't seem to excite them anyway. These arms were dynamically balanced in all planes and if the record was suitably clamped, these decks could play upside down - they even had an exhibition deck adapted for this purpose! The other decks they made were also balanced this way, but the bearing cages and cradles were slimmer..
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    the SME 3009 mk2 imp or none imp is one of the prettiest arms ever,could be used as an ornament if you wanted to,even the headshell is a work of art,may degrade the sound with all those holes but it did look good
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSJR View Post
    I can't be doing with all that bling-fi nonsense any more


    You know, my ongoing love-affair with idler Duals leads me to favour the gimbal arms as used in the 1218, 1219 and 1229 decks as well as the tank-like Ittok predecessor 1019 (and close sibling) arm. I still love the 'gyroscope-style' bearing housings of these 12** series arms and continue to be surprised at the quality of cartridges they'll happily take - any added resonances are benign and in fact, solid MC types don't seem to excite them anyway. These arms were dynamically balanced in all planes and if the record was suitably clamped, these decks could play upside down - they even had an exhibition deck adapted for this purpose! The other decks they made were also balanced this way, but the bearing cages and cradles were slimmer..
    thought this was about how they look not how well made or how they sound,otherwise I wouldn't have suggested the old 3009's

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Okay, theres method in this, but i'd like to know what you think is the prettiest tonearm?

    I really mean what one do you look at and think, wow, that looks great, this isn't about the sound quality, this is purely aesthetic, i love my PU7 but it's not my favourite looking one.

    My favourite looking ones are the Ittock LVII and the FR64/66

    what's yours? (you can add pics too if you want)
    Oooh there are so many though .. what about the AT1010? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=au...N7yC96W7-SSpM:
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    This for definite…


    http://thecrossovernetwork.co.uk/for...tyle-brass-pu7


    Hoping J7 would make me one similar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by uzzy View Post
    Oooh there are so many though .. what about the AT1010? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=au...N7yC96W7-SSpM:
    Thats nice reminds me of a cross between an SME 3009 and an Alphason

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