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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Could do with some small tools - a pair of pliers and something to stop the armature from moving?
    Mole grips are useful in these situations..

    I wouldn't play my records with that even if you could straighten it as it will likely still be a bit off and that will do damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    I wouldn't play my records with that even if you could straighten it as it will likely still be a bit off and that will do damage.
    Dave's right.

    Even straightened, the cantilever will have weakened areas that may cause unpredictable effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Expert Stylus Company. Tel. 01372 276604. They seem to specialise in the Denon 103 and its variants.

    Alternatively you could contact North West Analogue: https://www.northwestanalogue.com/ca...e-repairs.html

    Good luck with the repair
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    Thanks all - yes, I will leave to the experts to resolve and waiting on Dominic to reply.
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    And please sort the mounting hardware out when you re-install it. Those different screws are firing off my CDO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    And please sort the mounting hardware out when you re-install it. Those different screws are firing off my CDO!
    No doubt chosen for sound quality reasons.
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    Another vote for ESCo. Speak to Wyndham on the phone. I've had a couple of 103 carts rebuilt with their sapphire cantilever and paratrace - takes this to a whole new level. You can also specify aluminium or boron cantilevers if you wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Could do with some small tools - a pair of pliers and something to stop the armature from moving?
    And a large scotch to steady your hands
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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Could do with some small tools - a pair of pliers and something to stop the armature from moving?
    I think a pair of pliers may be a case of sledgehammer to crack a nut... Something a little more refined may be needed.!

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    ++ for ESCO, I've also had several carts re-tipped by them over the last year or so, including 2 Denons for the sapphire/paratrace treatment. Sound great and compare favourably with some much more expensive carts I have. Comms are much better now (Julia) and turnaround times and prices v reasonable.

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