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Pioneer Turntable PL12-D Set Up

Just dusted down my 40yr. Old PL12-D and Album collection unused for 20yrs and fitted a new £20 cartridge, but know need to set it up properly. (1) The stylus over shoots the "Overhang Checker" requiring the Arm to be slid backwards, how do I do this, is it by unscrewing the Pivot Pin Spindle ? (2) How do I check to adjust the Sliding Off Set Weight ? (3) How do I check to adjust the "Ati Skating" adjustment ?

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1.  You slide the whole

1.  You slide the whole cartridge back in the slotted headshell to get the correct overhang.  If you aren't using a slotted one then tough!  The Pioneer original was slotted.

2.  You don't need to.  Probably best to remove it altogether and rebalance the arm, as it reduces the moving mass.

3.  Set the little dial at the same number as the tracking weight in grams.  E.g for 2 grams tracking, dial in 2 on the antiskate.  It may be broken, so not worth worrying about.

Good luck and welcome to the forum.  (PL-12D was my first TT!)

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I can be of no help I'm

I can be of no help I'm afraid, but having just bought a PL12D for £20 (as a spare), I'm very interested in any tips for setting it up and servicing it. 

It's a really nice looking turntable, and I can't wait to get it sorted and playing some tunes.

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Welcome to the forum. If you own an 'oldie but goldie' like this and do not have the original Users Manual the I might suggest you sign up at The Vinyl Engine (google it) and download a copy.

 

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Old Geezer wrote:

Old Geezer wrote:

Just dusted down my 40yr. Old PL12-D and Album collection unused for 20yrs and fitted a new £20 cartridge, but know need to set it up properly. (1) The stylus over shoots the "Overhang Checker" requiring the Arm to be slid backwards, how do I do this, is it by unscrewing the Pivot Pin Spindle ? (2) How do I check to adjust the Sliding Off Set Weight ? (3) How do I check to adjust the "Ati Skating" adjustment ?

This may help you and BBB.

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That was an interesting

That was an interesting reminder, PP.  

Glad my memory hadn't escaped me, even if I can't recall what I did yesterday!

Michell Tecnodec/Rega/Grado record player, Marantz SA14s1 SE SACD player, Primare I32 amplifier, Hitachi FT-5500 mark I and II tuners, Nakamichi ZX-7 cassette, SBTouch streamer, Chromecast audio, ATC SCM40 spkrs.

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