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picard

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GE Portable
« on: September 25, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
I finally finished this little guy. I really like the chrome stand and it sounds really good. It got all new capacitor's and resistor's. I also had to get a new idler wheel from V-M.  I still need to find a brown handle for the top.


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Re: GE Portable
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 08:59:34 PM »
Was it a flexible handle, leather or whatever, or a hard plastic one?

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Re: GE Portable
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 09:41:48 PM »
I'm not sure . It just had some rope on it. I'm hoping to find a good replacement off an old suitcase,but no luck so far

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Re: GE Portable
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 10:23:10 PM »
You might be able to find something that will work at AES.
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Re: GE Portable
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:37 PM »
Send a photo of the handle anchors that remain (Looks like I can see some in the photo). 

I have an old Harmony P-P 6V6 guitar amp, rescued from a trash pile, and it needed a handle.  I cut a piece of old tire sidewall to make one. Not elegant but it worked.  The amp was my intro to replacing caps in the output--the tube plates glowed red  when I snagged the amp from the trash.

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Re: GE Portable
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 12:21:21 PM »
That may have been a vinyl covered backing that is stitched along the sides or one molded from plastic. I have used old belts from thrift stores.

I restored an 14" RCA Victor metal cabinet TV for a friend who then repainted the aluminum shell, paying $25 for a custom stitched handle to be reproduced. 

With all the must-do's we put into these players, like idler wheels ($$$), $25 is a bit over the limit for a perfect handle.
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