Slate plinth option for Garrard

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Slate plinth option for Garrard

Post by Greg » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:48 pm

Regardless of the demise of Slatedeck, I am aware there is a company doing Slate plinths for Garrard turntables. I know about http://www.slateage.com/ I'm not talking about this company. There is another which has an online page but for the life of me I can't find it. It might even be the company that upset Darren from Slatedeck. I just want to find the link. Google doesn't seem to help. Can anyone point me in the right dirrection?

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Post by The Stratmangler » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:12 pm

Was the company in question based in the USA ?
Is this the company you're thinking of http://www.oswaldsmillaudio.com/Products/plinths.html ?

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Post by Ali Tait » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:37 am

Greg,there was that company that made slate speakers for that guy "twelvebears" on AOS.It's probably listed in their links section.Very good prices apparently.

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Post by The Stratmangler » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:52 am

Look at Slateage Ali - there's a photo of something familiar there.

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Post by Greg » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:43 pm

On reflection, it was Slateage I was thinking of. Thanks for the input guys.

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Post by david C » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Greg

I am pretty sure that the slate company that Darren was dealing with was selling plinths direct I just can't find the link, I'll keep trying :)
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Post by Greg » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:43 pm

Hi David,

Yes, you are right, but actually I can't be bothered to search the company out, especially as they did the dirty on Darren and Slatedeck and marketed seperately.

I think my quest has been found with Slateage.

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Post by Bizzie » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:01 pm

Hi Greg

I'm not sure if you may have seen this seller on ebay but the prices look good and he does offer 401 plinth's too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Slate-plinth-for- ... 3caa5d037b

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Post by pre65 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:06 pm

I've finally got round to fitting my 401 on to a slate plinth.

The hard work was done by Andrew I (our man in Beda's ford) and all I had to do was make another armboard and grind a bit away to clear the Rega mounting tube.

I gave it a rub with some wet and dry and then a wipe of Colron "antique oil".

Initial impressions are a definite improvement all round. :D It's a pity the plinth now shows up the tatty baseplate. :(

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Post by Laurence » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:50 pm

Phil where did that thick lump of slate come from? I have seen chinease slate tiles but they are only about 10mm thick. that slate of yours looks chinease but it is very thick.

Did Andrew cut it to shape for you?

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Post by Laurence » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:51 pm

Phil where did that thick lump of slate come from? I have seen chinease slate tiles but they are only about 10mm thick. that slate of yours looks chinease but it is very thick.

Did Andrew cut it to shape for you?

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Post by pre65 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:56 pm

It's from the Lake District.

Andrew has family up there. The holes were cur using a drill and angle grinder. It's not "pretty" underneath compared to using a water jet machine but far cheaper. :wink:
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Post by Laurence » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:10 pm

so you can buy lumps of Cumbrian Slate that thick quite easily up there can you?

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Post by pre65 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Laurence wrote:so you can buy lumps of Cumbrian Slate that thick quite easily up there can you?
Andrew did. :wink: :)
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:18 pm

You can buy whole mountains of the stuff - its all lying around just waiting for you.
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