Sadly I had to sell my LP12 recently (no income and rent due etc). Some of you may already know that my day job is repairing used and abused DJ equipment for the various bars and nightclubs of Leeds and the surrounding areas. Over the years I've built quite a reputation for being fairly handy with regard to the ole SL1210 (I restored one of the decks from legendary nightclub The Haçienda a few years back). As a result I've got a workshop full of parts, spares and ropey broken stuff.
What with work being rather quiet at the moment (dead would be a more accurate description) I decided to see if I had enough crap lying around to knock up a working turntable. Turns out I did. The white plinth was gift from a friend, who decided he didn't like it. Not sure I do either, but it's clean and presentable. The platter on the other hand was hideous, so it got sanded down and a few coats of satin black. The motor PCB is made from 4 (yes really FOUR!) separate boards that had the working bits all installed onto the one PCB to make a working motor. The arm is an RB203 that Johnnie has rewired at some point.
Not the greatest sounding deck in the world (phono stage I'm using is absolute garbage though) but considering it cost me no more than 4 hours work, I'm happy.