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Post# 952661   8/12/2017 at 12:59 by quincyman (St. Petersburg, Florida)        

Forgive my asking about a different subject on this site, buy you people always seem to have so much knowledge and not just about old appliances.
I have two Glaser Steers record changers from 1959 that I would like to get serviced. Can anyone guide me to a site like this that could be helpful?

Post# 952681 , Reply# 1   8/12/2017 at 17:23 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
will get action in "super"forum

there is quite a bit of interest in vintage audio and electronics on here :)post will get good responses once moved over to "super"forum :)

Post# 952714 , Reply# 2   8/13/2017 at 08:35 by quincyman (St. Petersburg, Florida)        
Thank You

Thanks so much. Will check it out.

Post# 952813 , Reply# 3   8/14/2017 at 00:02 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Keith, that first reply was advising you to re-post this in the "Super" forum where you'll likely receive more responses.  The "Imperial" forum's scope doesn't include vintage audio equipment.

Post# 952968 , Reply# 4   8/15/2017 at 06:00 by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

At below link they will at least know what a Glaser-Steers is.  If I still had a bench and mag-lite I could do it.  Or talk you through the typical needs.


GS was rather remarkable.  Not terribly expensive yet features no one else had, simple mechanism and very rugged.  4-pole motor where others in-class were 2-pole.  Auto-intermix sizes and speeds.  Platter stopped during cycle; novelty really, records don't really 'skid' on each other's playing surfaces.


Not exactly "precision" though.  Class below Garrard RC88 in that sense, certainly in the early/mono version.  2 classes below Garrard AT-6.  Suspension a little clunky, seemed designed around the rugged GE VR2 cartridge.  Speed ran fast but since the idler was actually 2 wheels (with a clutch between them) one could 'lathe down' the platter wheel with an emery board to precise speed. 


Post# 952972 , Reply# 5   8/15/2017 at 06:20 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

In a Jr high school music class I had in the mid 60's they used a record player that had a GS TT Whenever the instructor played a record on it-the declutching platter and record sensor intrigued me.Now I would like to have one!!Googled it--turned out GE bought out GS and essentially "cheapened" the orig GS design-gone went the declutching platter,and the auto size,speed adjust.The GS 77 was like the TOL model of their TT's.The models that had the orig GS nameplate were rare-they usually made TT's for others-including Heathkit!The GS 77 had the declutch platter,and auto speed,size sense.Clever TT's!!!

Post# 953035 , Reply# 6   8/15/2017 at 17:02 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Used them.

Post# 953188 , Reply# 7   8/17/2017 at 08:04 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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Used them and their rumble, pitch and wow and flutter were really quite low for that era. Not up to the level of a DUAL of the time, but quite a bit better than anything BSR was putting out and to my ears (I suffer from perfect pitch) better than anything in the V-M line and, yes, Collaro. I do think Stromberg-Carlson was probably using higher quality specs. sort of like Kenmore versus Whirlpool back in the day, the Kenmore's just seemed a bit better in many ways.

You're probably going to have to rely on expert advice and do it yourself.

Oh, and yes, the pitch was a bit high. Not by much, though and let's be honest, Garrard was all over the place on that, even in their lower Zero 100 range. When their drive gears weren't melting and spreading fire..... (no, not in love with Garrard or BSR). Collaro was enormously better in their quality control.

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