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Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« on: April 27, 2010, 11:37:58 PM »
Having seen Mafioso's restoration of a similar turntable, I thought I should rescue this one from the flea market. It needs some attention, as the head shell has been damaged, and there is no stylus. Just refund the fifty bucks it cost me, and it's yours. Cape Town.

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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 01:28:19 AM »
Hello again, boet loves the Denon  - I think I'll take this one and make it handsome again!

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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 01:48:15 AM »
SOLD!
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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 10:44:06 AM »
Having seen Mafioso's restoration of a similar turntable, I thought I should rescue this one from the flea market. It needs some attention, as the head shell has been damaged, and there is no stylus. Just refund the fifty bucks it cost me, and it's yours. Cape Town.

Good for you to preserve history ;D

That's a Garrard TPA12 arm on there. I have the arm which I use for 78rpm shellacs but have never had such a turntable. Some peeps will kill for that arm as it looks too cool. If the 4HF(F) is cleaned up and serviced, it will play Nat King Cole and Vera Lynn like you've never heard them before.

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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 10:57:52 AM »
I agree that the arm is quite cool looking  8)
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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 05:24:47 PM »
I've got one of these too, in my collection somewhere. Methinks I also have a spare tonearm for it too... not too sure about that, though. The 4HF is a good-looking, if mediocre, turntable. 4-speed, so useful for playing those new-fangled 16 2/3 RPM super-duper longplay records that came out but were never really a hit.

Now, the 4HF makes use of the exact same idler wheel as the 301 and 401, so that alone makes it an excellent purchase!


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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 07:45:18 PM »
I've got one of these too, in my collection somewhere. Methinks I also have a spare tonearm for it too... not too sure about that, though. The 4HF is a good-looking, if mediocre, turntable. 4-speed, so useful for playing those new-fangled 16 2/3 RPM super-duper longplay records that came out but were never really a hit.

Now, the 4HF makes use of the exact same idler wheel as the 301 and 401, so that alone makes it an excellent purchase!


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Greetings fellow canine person!,
The only thing in bad shape on this one is the arm... how about selling me that extra arm!? :)

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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 07:52:58 PM »
Let me find it first! I'm sure I had a spare arm, so if I do find it, I will let you know for sure. Can't remember giving it away to anyone...


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Re: Garrard 4HF(F) vintage turntable
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 07:56:54 PM »
Let me find it first! I'm sure I had a spare arm, so if I do find it, I will let you know for sure. Can't remember giving it away to anyone...


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