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Really strange Record Player issue.

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Hi,

So until now I have had no problems with my record player.

But now I have noticed a grinding sound, it doesn't happen all the time but it becomes more frequent as the grooves get tighter on the record.

I first noticed it on my record "Jazz" and I have tried it on "Queen: Greatest Hits" and "The Wall".

The record player is a Bush player, I can't really tell you more about it as I have searched for more information on it myself.

I can't change the arm weight as it has no option to do that nor the arm height, you simply place the stylus on the record.

I have also noticed that I can hear the record when the record is playing even if I have nothing plugged into the phono jacks on the back, it is somewhat loud.

Thanks for reading.
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Does it happen on other record players?
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what if you tape something very small to the outer oart of the inner end of the arm to counterbalance the stylus?
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what if you tape something very small to the outer oart of the inner end of the arm to counterbalance the stylus?

I will give it a go tomorrow, What do you recommended I try? I might have some Blu Tac around here somewhere.


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Does it happen on other record players?


I don't own any other record players, neither do my friends. They seem to like these new fangled CD's.
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clean your stylus by placing it on a fresh clean mr cleen magic eraser. dont move it just place it and pick it up a few times. also clean your records. and im guessing your using a ceramic style cart on your turntable? since the tone arm has no counterbalanceing. ceramic carts track at like 4-7g wich is WAY too much it will wear out your records with extended use. do you have the truntable hooked up to an preamp? or dose it have a built in one? if you have a phono in or a pre amp i'd find a old turntable with a standard tone arm and thow a grado or sure cart on it and call it a day. you'd get much better sound from a MM/MC cart than a ceramic. and your records will last a lot longer.
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