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Re: Yoda teaches (was: Subtle Changes at WBZ)
At 10:10 PM 5/20/00 -0400, Sven Franklyn Weil wrote:
>Ok....gotcha. The Gates were probably not direct-drive, but idler-drive
>(a wheel between the motor and the inside rim of the turntable platter),
The last Gates that I saw was a direct drive with what looked like a
washing machine motor driving the thing. It was set up for 15"
transcription disks and had a tone arm that rivaled a plumbing device. I
think that it needed a good running start to back cue. Betcha couldn't
stop the SOB once you got it rolling though...