My Technics SP-15 has been morosely sitting in the garage, surrounded by thousands of 78s that it is unable to play. Same deal. An IC chip went out. I took out town to the Technics plant in L.A. and they basically laughed at me for wanting to get it fixed and then said they don't have any parts at all for these turntables.
From: Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 8:33 am
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SP-15
In my case it was the IC going kablooie (highly technical term, that), alas.?
I found another SP-15 on eBay for around $200. Considerably less that I spent om the original!?
> OH NO! My beloved SP-15 has come down with the dreaded run-away speed?
> syndrome. I sold and SP-10 years ago when it caught the malady (sadness)?
> ...but I want to hang on to my 15. Anyone know of a primary fix...new > caps??
> Or might it be some proprietary Technics IC, long out of production.?
> Any help from this august body? Thanks.?
> Lou Houck?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>?
> To: <[log in to unmask]>?
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:42 PM?
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: Martin Silver 1934-2009?
>> Doug Pomeroy forwarded this to me this morning, and I know that this?
>> should be here on the ARSCList because of Martin's his long service >> to ARSC.?
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
>>> I am very sorry to tell you all that Martin Silver, former Music?
>>> Librarian at UC Santa Barbara, passed away Tuesday, February 17,?
>>> 2009, from cancer. Martin established the Music Library at UC Santa?
>>> Barbara and was its head until his retirement (in 1992, I think). In?
>>> his retirement he carried on a successful book business, Martin A.?
>>> Silver, Musical Literature. I was at the UCLA Music Library when?
>>> Marty came west and I also became a specialized music book dealer on?
>>> my retirement. Over the years we became pals and shared a variety of?
>>> activities that included a lot of music (playing together and concert?
>>> going -he was a fine flutist). We sometimes collaborated in the book?
>>> business. Active in MLA, his most recent job for the organization was?
>>> convention manager. I will miss him as I know many of his MLA?
>>> colleagues will.?
>>> Condolences can be sent to his children, Jessica Silver, 2802 Brewster?
>>> Ave., Redwood City, CA 94062 and Will Silver, 1120 E. Ortega St.,?
>>> Santa Barbara 93103?
>>> Marsha Berman?