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Wood head shell. Home made.improvemen

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Andre Garcia, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Andre Garcia

    Andre Garcia Member

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    Hi to all.
    Today I made my own wood headshell.
    This is play with the unknown, because in our world look too long the tt change the sound, but worth the try.
    The wood used is cherry wood (brazilian) and plywood for the base.
    The idea is made something nice that work.
    The cart a Grado black that wasn’t doing pretty good on a aluminum shell. The sound was dull with not great image. Some people say because is up to 20k Hz.
    First I made it lighter than the aluminum, easy to adjust the azimuth.
    The test was Sade with the inner grove song Jezabel. The sound is amazing, great separation, clarity, bass still the same, maybe a little more robust.
    I was afraid a little but after the good result i will make the second one for my pickering. And again who know.
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  2. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    NIce! Where in Florida are you? I'm in Miami Beach.
     
  3. Andre Garcia

    Andre Garcia Member

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    Hi, Boynton Beach!
    AG.
     
  4. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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    Cool! About an hour or so away. I see a "South Florida" meet up happening soon! I hope to have some "complications" that keep me busy (condominium board) wrapped up early next year so I will be trying to organize some vinyl and general audio BBQ meets around March/April before it gets too hot to do anything.

    Welcome to AK!

    That headshell came out nice!
     
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  5. Andre Garcia

    Andre Garcia Member

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    Does someone know how to fix the title?
    Thanks AG.
     
  6. bobins08

    bobins08 Loving the dream Subscriber

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    Very nice work.

    I bought a cherry wood headshell and found it improved the overall clarity over the standard Technics headshell.

    Can you show a few more views and how you made azimuth adjust?
     

     

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  7. Andre Garcia

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    Glad to hear that, thats mean is not mentally what I heard on mine!
    Here is how i adjust the azimuth. A small brass screw that tight the 4 pin connector.
     

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  8. Decibel_116

    Decibel_116 AK Subscriber

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    Wow! Nice job on the headshell. How much does it weigh?
     
  9. audio-ed

    audio-ed Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you made your record weight too . Very resourceful .
     
  10. Andre Garcia

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    The more you involve more you love.
     
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  11. Andre Garcia

    Andre Garcia Member

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    Thank you !
    the weight is 6.2 grams.
    Ag.
     

     

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  12. revox-b77

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    Looks nice. Where did you get the socket?
     
  13. Andre Garcia

    Andre Garcia Member

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    The bay! Is not expensive and coming with the lead.
    AG.
     
  14. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member

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    Awesome,
    Pompano Beach
     
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  15. Harvey/ Ga

    Harvey/ Ga AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Cool!! I lived there many years ago
     
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  16. bimasta

    bimasta Super Member

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    Will you use the same wood? Or experiment? The range of woods is so great, from hard as metal (ironwood: it sinks in water) to so soft you can 'cut' it with your fingernail. They must 'sound' very different.
     

     

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  17. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    I'll take 1, should you decide to make more.

    Nope, not even joking.

    Great work, sir.
     
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  18. macyjrm

    macyjrm AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I have a ton of black walnut pieces laying around here. Would love doing something like that. Wish I had the skills and patience and a complete set of instructions.
     
  19. totem

    totem AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I think the socket/pins from France are very nice and relatively inexpensive.

    Nice work.
     
  20. Lavane

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     

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