Dansette restoration

Well the  occasional bit of Hi Fi  comes my way and today it was an old dansette Bermuda from 1965. This one  is in fantastic condition considering that it had been in the loft for the past twenty two years. Just a little surface rust on the chrome trim.

Valve driven from high output crystal pick up and stylus these items are simplicity in a portable package.  Commonly found in car boot sales and junk shops most will require a new cartridge as the old ones are damaged by damp as the crystals stick together.

Once working the tone takes you back in time what a joy.

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2 thoughts on “Dansette restoration”

  1. I am restoring a 1950s dansette record player. I have power,fitted a new stylist, turntable works . However record does not fit flat onto turntable, and when stylist placed on the revolving record the turntable revolves but the record doesn’t.
    The turntable doesn’t have a mat on it.
    Any advice would be most appreciated.
    Brian

    1. Hi Brian, I am not so hot on that area but it sounds like mechanical damage? Could the spindle be bent / distorted perhaps? You will find excellent advice over at the Vintage Radios.net and lots more experience there. Good luck.

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