Bizarre Bazaar Books & Music

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Record Players - For Repairs, Buying & Selling

Formerly referred to as a "phonograph", record players were Thomas Edison's favorite invention!

We Buy, Sell, Trade & Repair The Following:
- Turntables
- Record Players
- Receivers
- Amplifiers
- Radios
- We also need
parts of old radios, phonographs, record players, amplifiers, and other home audio gear (headphones, speakers, tubes, resistors, capacitors, etc).

Stop by and check out our large inventory of used record players, turntables, amplifiers, receivers and speakers. Before putting components out for sale we test them and make sure everything is working properly and, if not, restore components to good working order. If you aren't happy with your purchase you may return any undamaged components within 7 days for a full refund. This way you can set up your stereo components at home and give them a gentle "test drive" to make sure you are happy about your purchase. Also, yes, you may trade-in or upgrade your old setup for a new one. 

Repair services for record players, turntables and old radios - We offer repair services of the following items: turntables, phonographs, record players, amplifiers, receivers, and other stereo related hardware. We also have a full range of diagnostic test equipment, tube tester and replacement parts such as belts, needles, cartridges, etc. We also purchase record players for resale, and are interested in old or broken record players for parts to aid in the repairs of others.

DONATE, SELL OR TRADE YOUR RECORD PLAYERS:
In order to repair, sell, buy and trade record players, we are always looking for record players (phonographs), turntables, receivers, amplifiers, old radios and speakers. We are also interested in BROKEN ones, as they are a great source of old parts. We offer cash or store credit for broken units or their parts if we feel we can re-use them in a timely man
ner.

The Basic Setup To Play Vinyl Records:
Three items are necessary to listen to vinyl records: 1) a turntable to spin the disk and "pick-up" the sound from the grooves using a needle and cartridge, 2) an amplifier or receiver which amplifies or the sound from the turntable, and 3) speakers to actually produce the sound. These three items are usually connected by wires or cables, but a record player may contain all three of the above within a single device. 

At the Bizarre Bazaar we perform the following maintenance, repairs or upgrades:

- clean and re-grease the primary moving parts of turntables.

- replace dried and worn out belts.

- replace needles, cartridges, headshells, capacitors, resistors, tubes and more.

- fix turntable speed and calibration problem.

- clean out and re-grease record changers (usually older record players which can play more than one record in a row automatically and reset).

- trace shorts in sound transmission wires and cables.

- troubleshoot and replace faulty parts in components.

- We also have a vacuum tube tester for testing pre-solid state record players (before about 1967).

DANGER - OLD RADIO & RECORD PLAYER WARNING
- Please note that most radio & record player units from the 1920s thru the 1960s should be serviced BEFORE PLUGGING THEM IN. These are high-voltage devices whose electronics have reached the end of their lifetime, and they almost always need servicing (or costly restoration) before plugging them in. Although they might seem okay because they might not smoke or catch fire when you turn them on, their lifespan, if any, will be very short. We also strongly discourage the use of "cardboard" encased record players (often made for kids in the 1960s and 1970s) as these are fire hazards - just use them for display items as they'll never have quality sound anyway.