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Tonearm Cueing Lever Mechanism Damping Oil
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Tonearm Cueing Lever Mechanism Damping Oil

Our ID#:DampOil
Brand:BLISS™
$11.00
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Damping Oil for Turntable Tonearm Cueing Mechanism

Is your tonearm "slamming" your stylus down too quickly on your record?


If so, then this is likely what you need. Heat, time and bad design may cause your cueing lever assembly to lose some of its fluid that is used to slow the descent of  your stylus onto your vinyl.  Discovered by our senior repair technician to be used as a direct factory replacement used in numerous turntables over the decades, this goo is handily applied with the narrow body syringe to fit tight spots with minimal mess however it is up to the user to determine where and how to apply but generally there is a part that acts like a piston that is pushed down by the tonearm when the lever is pulled forward.

Your syringe will come pre-filled with enough fluid for *about* 8-10 applications! so only use about 1/10th of the fluid in the syringe, then wait about 1-8 hrs for the fluid to settle down into the piston before re-installing your lifter.

FEATURES:

  • Universal kit designed for numerous turntables including the famous audio-technica AT-LP120 series.
  • Non-Toxic but don't eat this silicone goo.
  • 1ml syringe is the right size to navigate most any tonearm mechanism. 
  • reusable cap.
  • Approximate consistency of honey. (300k cst)
  • never dries out.
  • stable over a wide range of temperatures
  • non-petroleum based
  • New for 2021 and beyond: Kit now includes mini philips screwdriver for your convenience to remove the (often but not always philips type) lifter arm screw and alcohol wipes.






5 Stars
Damping oil review
This cueing lever damping oil corrected my quickly dropping tone arm issue very quickly and very easily. I have an AT 120 USB TT and understand that this is an issue experienced by many others. Application was very easy. Also - I ordered the product on a Saturday and was very happy and surprised when it arrived two days later on a Monday! Excellent customer service!
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Reviewed by:  from Williamsville. on 3/24/2020
5
5 Stars
Just What Was Needed
This was my second time ordering from turntableneedles.com. And it was another positive experience. This damping oil is exactly what my vintage BIC turntable needed to solve 'fast tone arm dropping'. Ordering was easy and was delivered quickly. A good product from a great store.
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Reviewed by:  from New York. on 5/4/2020
5
5 Stars
Does the trick!
This is my first order from turntableneedles.com. I ordered this because my Audio Technica AT LP 120 was dropping the stylus too quickly. After applying about 2 drops of this damping oil & letting it settle into the piston well area, my tonearm drops with a dampened decent like it should. Actually better than when I received my turntable new about two years ago. I am very pleased with this product, & turntableneedles.com. The pictures that are included with the description of this product are very helpful, & the kit included everything I needed to get the job done right the first time. Thank you, I will order from you again.
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Reviewed by:  from Salem, OR. on 3/2/2021
5
5 Stars
Perfect solution for the solution
It’s a little more viscous then molasses on cold day in January
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Reviewed by:  from Seattle. on 5/28/2020
5
5 Stars
Glad to have found this
I just bought a vintage Technics turntable and noticed right away that the cueing dropped too fast. I was concerned about adding the wrong type or weight of oil so I was happy to find this. It’s incredibly thick, more like a heavy gel. I squirted some in and then used a toothpick to push it down and coated the sides. It solved the problem. One note, the smoothness of the action improved over a day or two as the oil settled. If it seems a bit jerky at first, given it time
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 2/26/2021
5
5 Stars
damper fluid
I plan on digitizing LPs and dragged out some old turntables to use in the process. They needed some reconditioning and this fluid (?) is perfect for the dampers. I haven't used the turntables in some time and after some cleaning, maintenance and parts replacement, they work well. Current and past customer service and communication with Turntable Needles is excellent! I will definitely use them again.
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Reviewed by:  from Bothell WA. on 5/23/2020
5
5 Stars
Damper Fluid
The damper fluid did the trick to bring my vintage Technics turntable back to life.
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Reviewed by:  from Clifton, NJ. on 6/28/2020
5
5 Stars
Great product!
Worked perfectly as advertised. My tonearm drops nice and steady now. Very satisfied. Price was very reasonable too.
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Reviewed by:  from Omaha, NE. on 9/30/2020
5
5 Stars
BLISS Tonearm Cueing Lever Mechanism Damping Oil
Two of my turntables began losing the gentle and steady lowering of the tonearm. This high viscosity fluid works perfect in replenishing the lesser quality fluid common with most turntable manufacturer. Being silicone based, it will not evaporate or deteriorate as quickly.
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Reviewed by:  from Lubbock, TX. on 11/5/2020
5
5 Stars
Tonearm Cueing Dampening Oil
This product was exactly what I needed to allow the needle on my turntable to drop softly onto the record. The syringe tip wasn't quite small enough to fit down into the mechanism cylinder but I was able to drip the oil near the top and work it down into the cylinder with a toothpick. This is an excellent product, with a reasonable price, enough for several applications, and packaged right in the syringe.
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Reviewed by:  from Milwaukee, WI. on 1/11/2021
5
5 Stars
Just what was needed
Used the wrong type of oil on my Technics turntable. Found this site and order the correct oil. Worked great and shipping was fast.
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Reviewed by:  from Cleveland, . on 3/4/2021
5
5 Stars
Cueing Oil
After many years of neglect I decided to revive my Garrard Lab 80. It took some effort an many videos to make it functional again. The final piece to be addressed was the cueing device. In one of the videos it was mentioned that this special grease/oil was available here. I ordered, and received it as expected. It worked perfectly. Good as new.
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Reviewed by:  from Savannah, GA. on 3/6/2021
5
5 Stars
Sticky fix
Very good substance for fixing the nagging cue lever/mechanism on many TTs. Works as advertised and is enough for several uses.
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Reviewed by:  from NC. on 1/12/2021
5
5 Stars
Glad it’s available
This was the right stuff to rebuild the cue damping on the Pioneer PL41 I restored. Came promptly and am totally happy.
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Reviewed by:  from Pnw. on 4/4/2021
5
5 Stars
Earl
Good
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Reviewed by:  from SANTA CRUZ. on 4/26/2021
5
5 Stars
Just what the tonearm needed.
My turntable needle was dropping too fast so I know I needed to add some damping oil. My Technics SL 1500 had never had this done before so it took me a little while to figure out how to apply this. I purchased the 300K wt. oil and it really helped but ended up using a 500K wt due to a heavy cart/headshell. Works like new now.
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Reviewed by:  from State College. on 5/5/2021
5
5 Stars
Worked!
Just what my Technics SL-1700 needed. Had to go pretty deep to apply. We’ll worth it. Tonearm glides down so nicely now. Would highly recommend.
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Reviewed by:  from East Coast. on 5/26/2021
5
5 Stars
Well Satisfied
I used this to fix the cueing on a Technics SL1900. It took so little of the product that I will have some for many future repairs, if necessary. Now the cueing works well. I wish I did this years ago. Delivery to Canada took about 3 weeks. Good product and good service from TurntableNeedles.
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 5/28/2021
5
5 Stars
Plenty
A little goes a VERY long way. My problem was the arm would hang in the air and not drop for a minute. Very thick, I cleaned the cueing mechanism and added a couple of drops and then needed to disassemble and remove some so it would drop faster. Works perfectly now.
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Reviewed by:  from Chicago. on 7/10/2021
5
5 Stars
Fixed
I had an issue with the lowering mechanism. Actually started out not lowering as it should. After cleaning out what appeared to be a very sticky substance. The curing device basically was in free fall mode. Added the damping oil and it worked as it was intended. Great product quick delivery.
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Reviewed by:  from Washington. on 7/15/2021
5
5 Stars
Cue arm damping fluid
Item arrived fast ( from West coast to east coast). Needle drops SLOWLY into vintage vinyl! What's not to like! Peace of mind. AHH!
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Reviewed by:  from Maine. on 4/1/2021
5

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