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I picked up a 4310 today. What is the best way to clean up the back section where the tubes are. I am always afraid of damaging a unit and
this is a tough one.
Thank you. Appreciate the help
No unit was not found at Goodwill.
I have to get it checked out and I am trying to get that in the works
The holly grail of tube tuners, wow...and is that a "I paid nothing for it" sticker I see in the top left corner usually seen on merchandise at Good Will?
Anyway and more seriously, think about having it restored by a professional, be a shame to have such a piece and not have it performing to it fullest potential.
There are a few good techs around. See http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/index.html#repairs of a list. I prefer Foster Blair especially when it's a Scott, see info below(off the website sited above);
Foster Blair rebuilds and repairs all types of vintage Scott equipment, including amplifiers, tuners, multiplex units, and the hardest to work on, tube receivers. He has over 35 years experience working with Scott equipment and has an extensive collection of vintage Scott gear. Foster has the necessary test equipment, schematics and knowledge to fix dead, sick or wounded Scotts at very reasonable cost. Contact Foster at fjblairATcomcast.net (replace the AT with an @ sign).
Good luck with it, a great find and a purchase that will only grow in value in the future not to mention sound fantastic!
Any suggestions for cleaning the front panel?
The previous owner of my Scott had the front panel professionally laminated and it looks great. I would consider that a good investment for a 4310. I have heard that ammonia is good for cleaning chassis but I have not tried it. Start out with a weak solution on your sacrificial piece and work up from there. Enjoy!
Based on experience, no ammonia based cleaners unless the lettering is of no concern!
This what I would perform. Mark each tube to the respective socket. I would vaccum the chassis with a brush attachment. Next, I would use those color dots (like for pricing items in a sales shop) that are sticky on one side and cover the tube sockets. One does not need any debris or moisture in tube sockets. Finally I would wipe the chassis clean with a slightly damp cloth that does not have enough moisture to cause a drip.
BTW- that tuner is a big deal!
Thank you . I do not want to take off the lettering. I have had problems
cleaning up a Fisher unit awhile back.
I have sold off most of my tuners but I got the bug when I saw this one.
Beauty! Just don't tell me you got it at Goodwill for $10 :-). Dynacos have the same problem with fragile lettering. On several of those I have used Blue Magic which is a very mild metal polish and did not remove the lettering. You might want to try a small area with a Q-tip or better yet, try it on a similar unit of less value. Enjoy!
With this tuner you do not need any others. Running in spec it leaves the Marantz 10b in the dust other than the bling of owning a 10b. I love the Scott rotary dial units.
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