Garrard 301/401 one-stop-shop

iaxel

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Looking into purchasing an all-in-one fully refurbished and upgraded garrard 301/401 with a matching plinth (and power supply
Budget is around $8-10K.
Not looking for projects/journeys but a one-stop-shop that can provide a complete package in high quality.
For TD124, there’s Schopper and others, any such shops/workshops for Garrard?
 

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Looking into purchasing an all-in-one fully refurbished and upgraded garrard 301/401 with a matching plinth (and power supply
Budget is around $8-10K.
Not looking for projects/journeys but a one-stop-shop that can provide a complete package in high quality.
For TD124, there’s Schopper and others, any such shops/workshops for Garrard?



 

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Chris Harban @ Woodsong is where I'd start. A true gentleman and a fabulous craftsman.
 
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a very good address when it comes to garrard and tonearms

P.S Be sure to buy kokomo bearing kit, you will be amazed. promised
 
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Thanks Howie!
Any direct experience with the above?
AFAIK, classic shop (UK) provide only the table without the plinth/armboard.
 

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Thanks Howie!
Any direct experience with the above?
AFAIK, classic shop (UK) provide only the table without the plinth/armboard.

Leif has the Melco, so make him an offer for his Garradzilla. Best I heard, and his analog can be heard next to his studer
 

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iaxel

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a very good address when it comes to garrard and tonearms

P.S Be sure to buy kokomo bearing kit, you will be amazed. promised
Thanks, however I see he only offers service for garrard tables.
 

howiebrou

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Which one? Their statement? AFAIK they’re above budget.
Yes, the statement. Yes I think new they are above your budget. I think they have a classic version which is less expensive though?
And they have other brands e.g. Lenco which are also within budget I think.
 

DasguteOhr

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Thanks, however I see he only offers service for garrard tables.
buy a Garrard on ebay, send it to him, get it revised and back with vinylista plinth.maybe an idea worth considering;)
 

iaxel

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Leif has the Melco, so make him an offer for his Garradzilla. Best I heard, and his analog can be heard next to his studer
Hey,
Some interpretation is required…
Melco instead of a turntable?
Leif = christensenleif?
 

iaxel

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buy a Garrard on ebay, send it to him, get it revised and back with vinylista plinth.maybe an idea worth considering;)
Thanks! But the idea is a one-stop-shop that provides everything. I’m familiar with ways to make this into a project (buy 2nd hand on ebay, send for service/ rebuild, buy a separate plinth, platter, power supply - not looking in this direction).
 
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iaxel

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bonzo75

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Hey,
Some interpretation is required…
Melco instead of a turntable?
Leif = christensenleif?

Yes Christensenleif

Melco is a TT https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/groovemaster-ii-tonearms.26575/post-743563


 
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Any experiences with theses:
spindr
?
 

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