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  1. #1
    To refurbish this.

    Been after a vertical VZ3000 for quite a few years (at a reasonable price) without success as I had one back in the early 80s and it was pleasing to both eye and ear. Picked up this VZ3500 which is similar (and rarer), a later model than the 3000. It is functional but needs work.

    Things to do

    New belts, turntable and tape deck + associated belts (there are about 4 I think) PARTS ORDERED
    New pinch roller - tape deck PART ORDERED
    recap (change the capacitors) PARTS TO BE ORDERED WHEN I FIGURE OUT WHICH ONES I'M CHANGING
    2x new Stylus (already bought and you can see em sitting on the top of it)
    install RGB LEDs to light the turntable area when operational. - Already have LEDs.

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  2. #2
    Grylls victim of incest [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Cool but what's with the butt plug?

  3. #3
    SMH
  4. #4
    Octavian motherfucker
    Sounds former, and soon to be, kingish.

    Why not buy a new one?
  5. #5
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    do you really need to change the caps or is it just so you can say you did?
  6. #6
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Originally posted by Octavian Sounds former, and soon to be, kingish.

    Why not buy a new one?

    lol

    throwing something away and buying a new one because it was too much work to fix is the epitome of former, and soon to be, kingtry
  7. #7
    Originally posted by aldra do you really need to change the caps or is it just so you can say you did?

    Near 40 years old...as you may or may not be aware electrolytic caps dry up or bulge...half my life seems to be changing caps out of old amigas etc.

    Like I said though when I have it open I'll inspect them all and see what I think...any signs of leakage or bulging I'll change them...otherwise I'll probably leave as be for now...though if there are any performance issues when running it I might have to revisit them.
  8. #8
    Originally posted by Octavian Sounds former, and soon to be, kingish.

    Why not buy a new one?

    They don't make new ones...example, to try and buy a new tape player with dolby NR or metal tape support...you can't as dolby stopped issuing licenses.

    There is literally one factory in the entire world making tape mechanisms...and they are crap ones...every manufacture who makes "new" tape decks uses that same mechanism...so $30 or $300..you're getting the same shit.
  9. #9
    Octavian motherfucker
    New LP players are better than that piece of shit. Just mount it on the wall it will look good.
  10. #10
    Originally posted by Octavian New LP players are better than that piece of shit. Just mount it on the wall it will look good.

    Your information is incorrect young fella-me-lad. It's a disposable world now, things are not made to last and are made of inferior components...cars for example are made out of aluminum as thin as a coke can or even gayer, plastic...back in the 1700s they made them by smelting the precious metals out of meteorites.
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  11. #11
    Octavian motherfucker
    I submit to a valid point. I know when to admit I'm wrong.

  12. #12
    Project finally completed, fully functional, $60 parts used, 12hrs laborious labor (chose not to put the LED lighting I mentioned inside).

    Near 40yr old deliciousness working, looking and sounding as good as the day it was born. You can only hope to look this good when you are 40.


  13. #13
    Japan-Is-Eternal Space Nigga
    Look at all this garbage
  14. #14
    tee hee hee Naturally Camouflaged [slangily complete this slumberer]
    took a while, sugarlips...
  15. #15
    Grylls victim of incest [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Project finally completed, fully functional, $60 parts used, 12hrs laborious labor (chose not to put the LED lighting I mentioned inside).

    Near 40yr old deliciousness working, looking and sounding as good as the day it was born. You can only hope to look this good when you are 40.



    You really know how to win a girls heart
  16. #16
    Originally posted by Grylls You really know how to win a girls heart

    Yes it plays Barry White vinyls too.
  17. #17
    Grylls victim of incest [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Isn't it ironic his name is White
  18. #18
    street_carp Tuskegee Airman
    Originally posted by Japan-Is-Eternal Look at all this garbage

    Hiki gonna tell us portable minidisc players from 2003 are the best way to listen to music whilst you play your PS2 and touch boys.
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  19. #19
    Originally posted by Grylls Isn't it ironic his name is White

    Yes, It's like rain on your wedding day
    It's a free ride when you've already paid
    It's the good advice that you just didn't take
    And who would've thought? It figures
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  20. #20
    Grylls victim of incest [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    Tune
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