Anybody else ever take the platter off their Technics and adjust the little (blue?) dial that altered the overall effect of the pitch adjuster from +/-8% to somewhere around +/-15%?
When I got my decks they'd been altered up to the maximum and I had no idea - when I started playing out on other decks I couldn't understand for the life of me why I was having to adjust the pitch SO much more than I was on my decks at home - eventually found out about 'the little blue dial' and it all became clear - changed my decks at home back to 'normal' but ended up pitching them back up again 'cos I was used to small pitch adjustments rather than big ones.
Fuck me that's a tedious post.
Did it with a 1210 Mk2 I had. Never with my Mk3s. You could also use it to make the deck go backwards when you hit the stop button.
Will be a happy lad when I have my 1210s tuned up and running smoothly again. Probably all it needs is to adjust the blue dial to get the pitch accurate again. Everything else works perfectly.