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  • Tonearm cueing problem?

    Ive noticed a problem lately when cueing up the start of a side of a Lp. I lift the cueing lever, position the stylus over the starting groove, but when I lower the slylus with the cueing lever, the anti skating force pushes the arm back to the point where it misses the target and falls outside the record area. I have not touched the antiskate adjustment in years. Anyone else have this problem and what was the cause and solution?

    P.S. I am using a Graham 2.2 and haven't changed any settings on it in a very long time.
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  • #2
    Try cleaning the rubber part of the cueing lever that the arm tube sits on. Perhaps the dust makes it slide too much while it is coming down.

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    • #3
      Good suggestion. There was quite a bit of dust on the arm raising rest. After completely cleaning it, the problem seems to have gone away. Thanks for the tip.
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      • #4
        In a similar situation my arm seems to drop towards the center of the record, rather than straight down. any ideas?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcmusic View Post
          In a similar situation my arm seems to drop towards the center of the record, rather than straight down. any ideas?
          Hi,

          The things that I would check would be:
          1. Check your table platform is level
          2. Check that your table's plinth and platter are level
          3. Zero the anti skate and observe- adjust appropriately
          4. As above if your rubber pad that the arm sits on is dirty or has become glazed it will cause the arm to drift. Clean or lightly sand the pad or replace.
          5. If you have a unipivot it will may be more unnerving to get the above done in a repeatable way but entirely possible

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          • #6
            A little gentle scratch of the foam with a fingernail to rough it up a bit usually clears this up for me.

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