eliminating the ground wire
dildo has slowed the setup process a bit, and the occasional accidental flip of that "line switch" on the back of the 909 still stumps me for a minute every now and then (why are the levels so low?!). after years of lugging, i'll take anything to make setup a little quicker. has anyone successfully applied the ground modification to their 1200s?
6.2 - Eliminating the ground wire
This may work only with certain setups -- to be sure: use a multimeter and do a continuity check between the ground screw on the back of your mixer/pre-amp/whatever and the outer conductor of the RCA jack inputs. Check both channels. Not all systems share a common ground. If it does, remove the rubber base from your TT. Remove the screws to the plastic stress clip for the cable coming out from under the tonearm. Dissasemble the clip. Remove the two screws holding down the round plate. Move it out of the way. Use two short lengths of wire and solder both to the ground tab the current wire is connected to. Solder the end of one wire to the shield of one channel in the audio cable where it is soldered to the PCB, and do the same for the other wire and channel. You can desolder and remove the old ground wire if you want. (I left mine on just in case) You may not want to do this mod if you are using different mixers constantly.