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About LinnJim

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  1. It shouldn't be hard. Silly putty was near enough useless, it didn't even remove the small hairs. I won't be using it again, it doesn't seem worth the risk of it leaving a residue.
  2. Happy to. I hope posting links to amazon is allowed here. Its cheap and cheerful but the led really makes a difference
  3. Hello I just bought a 20x magnification loupe with a built in led. I cleaned my stylus my usual way, with silly putty and a light brush, then took a look at it through the loupe. It was filthy! I continued cleaning ot with the brush until I could see it was actually clean and the difference in SQ was huge! £19 well spent I'd say... also looking at the grooves of an lp at 20x mag is rather interesting, even if it does illuminate all the filth hidden there too.
  4. I checked my 3k arrays but they were tight so I didn't push my luck. A Sturtevant is on my list of things to buy.
  5. I believe the Sturtevant Richmont tools are highly rated
  6. What about reversing the polarity of the outlet in the u.k? Are all UK sockets, by nature, already in the best polarity? I know that as a consequence you could get a shock off a socket that is turned off.
  7. I doubt I have perfect pitch but I had a listen to the offending LP on my dad's record player today and the same awful flutter was present. On closer inspection, it looks like the previous owner has tried to fix the dodgy hole. Or at least someone has filed it a bit at some point. Either way I'm glad its not my LP12 and my dad is happy because, as he can't hear it, he is now the proud owner of Son of Evil Reindeer by The Raindeer Section. Shame as it's a rare LP that cost me a bit but at least its getting good use still.
  8. Coincidentally there is on on the "auction site" right now, it went up today! They are so good looking that your wife might let you get away with it? You may need to build a new extension to fit it in the house though, it's huge! Nothing to do with me btw.
  9. Thanks for checking but its a straight tube. Having the tube level has really brought some warmth back to the music.
  10. Yesterday I gave the offending LP to my dad to play on his turntable. He reported that it sounds fine. I have also noticed the same pitch changes on other LPs but to a far lesser extent, so faint in-fact that I wasn't sure of i was being paranoid or not. I'm now worried that it is related to my LP12 and not the vinyl at all. Is there any thing I should check before contacting my dealer? Thanks
  11. This should help clear up the confusion for those whom English is a 2nd language: We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; But the plural of ox should be oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, But the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and showed you my feet, When I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth? If the singular is this, and the plural is these, Why shouldn’t the plural of kiss be kese? Then one may be that, and three would be those, Yet the plural of hat would never be hose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, But though we say mother, we never say methren. So plurals in English, I think you’ll agree, Are indeed very tricky, singularly.
  12. Makes sense to me... So where do you suggest I buy inch thick lead sheets from, to replace the plaster board in my listing room?
  13. In my recent SO tinkering I came across a bug where I had 2 lists of profiles. If I turned an SO profile off, occasionally the page would load with a short list of old SO profiles and all my new ones were gone. The solution was to turn off SO again, sometimes on and off a few times, and eventually my other list would re appear. Not sure why and I know it was a bodge fix but the problem went away after a while.