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dbowker
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Anyone used turntablebasics.com?

I ask because previously I had some good experiences with them (I say them but I think it's just one guy). They have some bigger gear, but mostly I have bought setup and tracking force gauges, replacement belts and the like. Turntable accessories mostly. They have a huge replacement belt selection though! A few years ago I got a duplicate belt for my well Tempered TT for a third of what the manufacturer was selling, and to my ears it was identical. If anything it was more durable too.

But then a few months ago I ordered the same belt, and after what seemed 30 days or so, a belt came but was completely the wrong model. Ever since I haven't heard a peep from them, despite a bunch of friendly emails just stating I wanted a return it for the right belt. It's like the guy died or went on a permanent vacation. No phone number so there isn't much to do, but at this point I've kind of written him off. Not big money spent, but annoying and now I guess I'll have to go lay down the big clams for a new "official" belt.

Very weird so I thought I'd just ask if anyone else has used this site?

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Re: Anyone used turntablebasics.com?

Once, long time ago.

now I use

http://www.needledoctor.com/ for everything.

stellar service.

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Re: Anyone used turntablebasics.com?

Yeah, Needle Doctor rocks. I've bought everything from a Creek integrated, to my Grado Cartridge and Phono pre-amp from them, plus almost all my wires. Great guys. Really friendly and helpful and guided me through a few problems too.

But...they don't do specialty TT belts, which is why turntablebasics HAD been on my short list too.

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Re: Anyone used turntablebasics.com?

what exactly do you need?

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www.lpgear.com is another great one.

http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=LG&Category_Code=WT

You are the MAN!

Specifically I was looking for a replacement Well-Tempered Turntable belt. My current one still works, but I have the feeling another year (or less) and things will get sloppy. The "real" ones are $50 or more, the one on that site are $36. Unfortunately, the ones on turntablebasics were only $15, but that was when they had someone mind the store. I'll try the $36. Guess I'll be using lpgear.com from now on as they seem to have a great spread. Many thanks!

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