- May 26, 2010
- Trivandrum, India
Hi all, we have a Technics Turntable Owner's Club. Think its time for us to have our very own Garrard Turntable Owner's Club as well. Let me start off with some pictures of my 301 in its original avataar. This deck was sourced and sold to me by a good friend, in the UK. This deck was part of an old hi-fi set up which was purchased with its original Garrard TPA10 tonearm, a Quad 22 Preamp and a pair of Quad II mono blocks as part of a clearance sale from an auction house. The history behind the deck is that it was purchased new by an old Englishman back in the late 1950s and used till about 1970 when he passed away. The entire rig was in storage since then and stayed there till the family found the items packed up and put them for sale, at an auction house. The deck was in pristine condition but since all the lubes had dried up, almost nothing was functional. The deck was strip-serviced by me and my brother, using help from Loricraft. Unfortunately I could not pick up the Quad preamp and mono blocks as they were sold for over 1600 GBP. More pics to follow on the servicing, plinth build and the final avataar, as and when I get them. Had these on my phone.