Technics overhang gauge

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by EK517, May 19, 2017.

  1. EK517

    EK517 New Member

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    Hi all,

    Looking at the specs on VE's tonearm database, except for the original model, the SL 1200 mk2 through mk5 arms are 230mm effective length, 215mm pivot to spindle and thus 15 overhang length.
    There is that little plastic Technics SFK0135-01 Overhang Gauge for SL-1200, I assume it is for the 4 last models.
    My turntable is a Technics SL 1900, the tonearm specs are the same.
    Am I correct to assume that the same gauge should work the same given the above specs are the same?

    I actually had a friend adjust the cartridge, by measuring the actual tip to spindle center with a ruler. When I later on checked it using a protractor I verified he was spot on.
     
  2. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    [​IMG]Use this as a guide. :)
     
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  3. kapohoguy

    kapohoguy AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That 52mm plastic gauge works for every Technics I've had or seen. I even modifided mine to set my Pioneers at 49mm.
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  4. illini

    illini The Past is Alive

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  5. EK517

    EK517 New Member

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    Thanks (ordered placed... these are pretty cheap)
     
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  6. welcomdmat

    welcomdmat Active Member

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    I don't know if I should be starting another thread . . .

    With the Technics, should the body of the cartridge run parallel with the gauge's plastic? I tend to bounce between some of the different alignment tools, but I have never known how to position the Technics once the stylus is properly positioned.
     
  7. RonniB

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    E Z Peezy!
     

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