I bought this unit recently for myself as it was a one owner, kept in a non smoking house and used with another for light beatmatching.
It has never worked at a nightclub, had a drink spilled on it, or mistreated in any way. As such it has done VERY LOW REVOLUTIONS and is in excellent condition. This one is a keeper as far as 1200’s go.
Within the last 12 months has been servcied and set up and has only had very light use from me, I find I prefer a bent arm turntable.
This is the best 1200 I have ever seen and I have been buying, selling and servicing turntables for 20 years. Stylus and cart not included but we carry a comprehensive range and can find one to suit your budget.
It’s gotta go, make me a (reasonable) offer
Muscle Shoals Records
504 Lygon st
Technics SL-1200 is a series of direct-drive turntables originally manufactured from October 1972 until 2010, and resumed in 2016, by Matsushita (now Panasonic) under the brand name of Technics. S means “Stereo”, L means “Player”. Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player, it quickly became adopted among radio and disco club disc jockeys, thanks to the direct drive, high torque motor design, making it initially suitable for pushbutton cueing and starting of tracks on radio and in dance clubs. It is still extremely popular with audiophiles.
When the use of slip-mats for cueing and beat-mixing (and scratching) became popular in hip hop music, the quartz-controlled high torque motor system enabled records to be mixed with consistency and accuracy. A primary design goal was for hi-fidelity, but having good build quality, control over wow and flutter, and minimized resonance made the equipment particularly suitable for use in nightclubs and other public-address applications. Since its release in 1978, SL-1200MK2 and its successors were the most common turntable for DJing and scratching. Producers, DJs and MCs refer to the Technics turntable as the “Tech 12’s”, “the 1’s and 2’s” and the “Wheels of Steel”.