The classics - Garrad 301 and 401
|Platter worn by time - not nice!|
|After cleaning and tw layers of black paint. This picture has been changed to a much lighter version to see the pattern. Believe me - it is really black!|
|And the finished platter after polishing all the "dots" and 2 layers of laquer.|
|15 pieces of Finnish birch plywood - for one giant plinth or 2 smaller.|
|The bottom and the second layer are glued together. Note that the cut out has been changet to fit only the necessary parts.|
|After gluing leadshot is applyed.|
|Layers 3 and 4 are glued in place. Note the cutout in the back for mains wire and tone-arm wire. Don't forget them!|
|Layer 5 in place and leadshot is applyed to the hole on the right going down into the hole in layer 4. Close to 4 kgs (8 lbs) of leadshot has been used.|
|Top layer - 6th - in place.|
|A lot of sanding and polishing. The final finish done by hand.|
|The first layer of laquer has been applyed. Still wet.|
|A look from the front - 4 layers of laquer and still wet.|
|Garrard 301 finished - and then not. Here with the Rega
RB-700 arm and Ortofon Rondo Bronze cartridge. The arm is mounted too low
A 10" or 11" arm will fit much better - my Schröder Ref. copy will be a better choise.
But no ... I bought a new arm ... see below!
My new Pro-ject 10 cc carbon fiber arm. This is a 10" and fits the 301 much better.
The cartridge is now my Benz Ebony H.