SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby jpb6061 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 pm

Don't know how much interest there is in SSM mods any more, but I recently purchased a JMW 10.5 3D arm and base, but needed an adapter to mount it to the SSM. Mat was super helpful, and provided exactly what I needed - an 'L" bracket with hardware and even a really neat installation jig. I took a few pix, and thought I'd share here. Ended up with 258mm pivot to spindle distance as advertised too!

What other company goes to these lengths to allow upgrades on previously purchased gear?

Proud to be part of the VPI family!


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JIG AND ADAPTER BRACKET READY FOR DRILLING NEW HOLES IN PLINTH
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ADAPTER BRACKET WITH NEW SCREWS
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ARM BASE BEING ATTACHED WITH INCLUDED SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREWS
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ARM BASE INSTALLED
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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby Brf » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:26 pm

A very elegant solution, congratulations. What did the installation jig entail?
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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby thegage » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm

I got the same thing from VPI when I put a 10.5 on my SSM, though i didn’t have a jig. Still, pretty straightforward to install.

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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby jpb6061 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:28 pm

Here's an enlarged close-up of the jig on the plinth. It is made of aluminum with brake bent corners and even cork pads to allow for exact placement of the adapter while drilling. Very elegant and works like a charm. The VTA arm base mounting holes in the adapter are drilled and tapped with SHCS's included.

I note from more than a few posts that most of us are somewhat reluctant to drill into the plinth, but this makes it very simple.


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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby tony22 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:30 pm

Suh-weet! That's a nice little update!
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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby Stringreen » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 pm

That's exactly what Harry sent me years ago to install my arm....very easy and accurate.
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Re: SUPER SCOUTMASTER "L" BRACKET INSTALLATION FOR 10" ARM

Postby Okwute » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:39 pm

used the same bracket to install the 10" 3D arm on my original Scout Master. Mike was super helpful and darn jig it worked like a charm. The old VPI Scout Master tables are built like a tank.. with the 10" 3D arm plus Rim Drive set up....best audio investment ever.. have been upgrading from original 9 JMW to 9" Signature to 10"... I couldn't stop laughing after using the L bracket to upgrade to the 10 inch arm on a Scout Master. Genius! :lol:
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