Considering experimenting with different belts

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peckjed

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Considering experimenting with different belts
« on: 31 Aug 2019, 12:33 pm »
Hey everyone! So I’ve got a Scheu Premier MKii with the 80mm platter, VPI tonearm and Grado wood cartridge. Recently the string used as a belt broke when transporting my TT to a friends house. That has stemmed the idea of experimenting with actual belts and possibly swapping out the motor pulley with a multi belt pulley. I figured I’d come here and get peoples opinions on various belt styles.

While I’m on the hunt I’m trying desperately to figure out what kind of belt this is!




bacobits1

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Re: Considering experimenting with different belts
« Reply #1 on: 31 Aug 2019, 04:37 pm »
Nice table! Looks like a Graham arm not VPI on that one.
I wouldn't mess with that belt, Look for a replacement.
I like the idea of a tape drive, I don't like the VPI arms, but theta's me..........

peckjed

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Re: Considering experimenting with different belts
« Reply #2 on: 31 Aug 2019, 05:17 pm »
Nice table! Looks like a Graham arm not VPI on that one.
I wouldn't mess with that belt, Look for a replacement.
I like the idea of a tape drive, I don't like the VPI arms, but theta's me..........

That’s not my table. I’m trying to identify what kind of tape that is in addition to weighing the pros and cons of a normal belt!

Peter J

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Re: Considering experimenting with different belts
« Reply #3 on: 31 Aug 2019, 05:44 pm »
I know jack about turntables, but that sure looks like Mylar tape on drive belt. Quick Google confirms there is such a thing. That should get you started.

drrsutliff

Re: Considering experimenting with different belts
« Reply #4 on: 5 Sep 2019, 02:56 am »
Origin Live makes a belt with a lot of positive reviews. Multiple sizes including custom can be ordered.