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Tonearm Cueing Lever Mechanism Damping Oil
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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.
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.
Approximate consistency of honey. (300k cst)
never dries out.
stable over a wide range of temperatures
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.
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!
3 of 3
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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from New York.
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.
1 of 1
from Bothell WA.
Perfect solution for the solution
It’s a little more viscous then molasses on cold day in January
1 of 1
The damper fluid did the trick to bring my vintage Technics turntable back to life.
1 of 1
from Clifton, NJ.
Worked perfectly as advertised. My tonearm drops nice and steady now. Very satisfied. Price was very reasonable too.
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from Omaha, NE.
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.
from Lubbock, TX.
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.
from Milwaukee, WI.
Very good substance for fixing the nagging cue lever/mechanism on many TTs. Works as advertised and is enough for several uses.
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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