THIS SITE IS BRAND NEW AND UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I WILL BE ADDING CONSOLES AS TIME PERMITS. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. PLEASE VISIT ME ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. THE ICON IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
ABOUT MY CONSOLE RESTORATION SERVICE
Hello there and welcome to my site! I love records and I love the consoles that play them! These were finely crafted pieces of furniture that just so happen to play records! A win win! Here is how For The Record works. I have many unrestored consoles, consolettes, tabletops & portables to choose from. Clients choose the unit they would like, we agree on a price, and the process starts. A deposit may be required to show good faith. Every unit remains intact as it was when it left the factory. No upgrades are made with the exception of Bluetooth if desired and capacitors and resistors. The units are completely disassembled. From there, I inspect every part and every nook and cranny is cleaned. The record changers are completely disassembled, the old grease cleaned off and reassembled with new lubrication. New idler wheels are installed if the rubber is too rigid. A new needle will be installed and if it is warranted, a new cartridge may also be installed. The speakers are inspected and repaired if needed. All contacts are cleaned and the crossover capacitors are replaced if present. In the electronics, I replace all the electrolytic and paper capacitors with new. Resistors are checked and replaced if needed. All potentiometers are cleaned and lubricated for static-free operation. In tube models, I check the tubes and replace if needed. The cabinetry will be repaired, touched up or refinished depending on the condition of the unit and the desires of the client. I take pictures of the restoration throughout the project’s progress. These are kept in a digital file. The pictures are also sent to the client each time work is done. It takes many hours, days and months to complete a restoration depending on the complexity of the electronics, the size of the unit and the condition of the cabinetry. Once a unit is completed in the shop, it will be moved into my home and used for a month or so on a daily basis. Once I am satisfied with its performance, the clients may come and claim their console. Patience is a virtue I need from my clients and my patience is first and foremost in every restoration. This is a passion, a hobby, a part time gig for me. My full time job is remodeling peoples homes, so I am a busy guy. These gems are from a bygone era where woodworking was king! Keeping this in mind, these units are mostly from the 60’s. That means they are from 58 to 48 years old! No cabinet is perfect even if refinished. History is history and if the walls of the cabinets could talk, they would spin endless tales of families gathered around the precious console to listen to music. And that is it; its all about the record and the machines that played them!
HERE ARE SOME OF MY SERVICES.
I can provide repair of all makes of foam edge speakers. Reconing is not a service I provide but I can repair the cones.
COMPLETE RESTORATION SERVICES, TOP TO BOTTOM!
I am very meticulous in my restorations and I am sure you will be satisfied with the results.
COMPLETE RECORD CHANGER RESTORATION
All Brands Serviced.
AMPLIFIER AND TUNER REPAIRS
All brands serviced with the exception of German brands.