Basic Techniques on handling the Turntable

It is important to remember that even the best adjustment tips will not make a difference if you do not have a good ‘feel’ for the record. Every needle will skip eventually if you are banging away on the vinyl. I normally use two or three fingers to control the vinyl: ring, middle and index […]

Turntable Terminology

Because there is a lot to know about a turntable I have made a list of the more common parts. They are accompanied by a brief description and tips for adjustment or usage.


In general we can distinguish 3 different tone-arm models:

The S-shaped tone-arm
The J-shaped tone-arm
The straight tone-arm

The S or J-shaped can be found on most […]