Post by lucius1958 on Nov 18, 2019 21:15:08 GMT -5
You should at least:
. Make sure the motor is wound down . Take the records out and put them in a box . Remove the reproducer and put it somewhere safe . Remove the crank . Remove the grille . Secure the lid (and possibly the door) with bungee cords or bicycle inner tubes . Use padding around the case
If you want to go all the way, and make the case lighter to move, you could remove the motor & horn, and put them in a separate box; also the drawers (if it has drawers). That, at least, is what I did when I brought home my C-250.
One thing you should check before you play it is the diamond stylus: run it on the dead wax of a clean record, and see whether it leaves any marks. If it does, the diamond is either worn or chipped, and must be replaced.
Post by lucius1958 on Nov 21, 2019 23:27:50 GMT -5
Your best source for a replacement stylus is Wyatt Markus ("MicaMonster" on the Talking Machine Forum): he uses the excellent Bruce stylus in his rebuilds.
In fact, a full rebuild of the reproducer would be highly recommended, including one of Larry Hollenberg's improved "True-Tone" diaphragms: they perform even better than the originals, as I can attest. Well worth the expense!