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anti skating question from a newb

Hi all im new to the forum and somewhat new to vinyl. I purchased a Thorens 166 MK II without the anti skating device. My question is can i rig one up, or do i need to track the real deal down? The only problem it is causing so far is that when i drop the needle it seems to "take off" in other words it jumps to the flat edge of the record. Thanks in advance for any advice

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Hi all im new to the forum and somewhat new to vinyl. I purchased a Thorens 166 MK II without the anti skating device. My question is can i rig one up, or do i need to track the real deal down? The only problem it is causing so far is that when i drop the needle it seems to "take off" in other words it jumps to the flat edge of the record. Thanks in advance for any advice

Do you mean it jumps out? That's strange because, iirc, skating force should pull it in.

Kal

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Re: anti skating question from a newb

Can you add anti-skating to an arm that does not have this built in?

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Re: anti skating question from a newb

sorry i wasnt very clear, yes it pulls it toward the middle of the record.

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sorry i wasnt very clear, yes it pulls it toward the middle of the record.

Ah. That makes sense and probably indicates a need for anti-skating, especially if it jumps out of the groove.

Kal

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Re: anti skating question from a newb

Do you or anyone else know what weight i need? FRom the pics i look at it looks like a very light fishing weight on a fishing line. Too good to be true im sure, can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Try this fellow. He rebuilds AR and Thorens tables. He probably has what you need.

http://www.vinylnirvana.com/

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thanks, i will try him

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