You could try calling Kevin at KAB in NJ. I have Kevin's add-on damping system for my Technics 1200
tonearm. I think the fluid he uses is silicon oil, which may be the same thing Paul is talking
about. If it's silicon oil, and you happen to lease a copying machine, you may be able to get a
bottle at no cost from the copier service guy.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SME tonearm question
> On 3/21/2014 10:06 AM, Kurt Nauck wrote:
>> Does anyone have a good substitute for SME Dampening Oil? I wish to fill
>> a 3012-R trough. Replacement vials are $25 for one filling, but I wonder
>> if there isn't something just as good which can be purchased in a larger
> I seem to remember from when that arm was new that people were recommending synthetic motor oil as
> a substitute liquid. I don't remember the weight, though.