Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Theoman » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:52 pm

I have a cracked corner on my Classic 3, Does VPI sell a replacement?
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Brf » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:30 am

It might be more economical to have a fine furniture repair person look at your table, assuming that the damage is more cosmetic.
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Peer Gynt » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:31 am

The Classic 3 is in their bespoke collection on a their website, so parts for building should be available.

You won’t know unless you call them and ask.

They don’t seem to be willing to serve customers directly or to drop ship, so you’ll probably have to go through a dealer.

I agree with BRF ... a local repair might be more cost effective.
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Peer Gynt » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:43 am

FWIW, if the crack is due to a fall, check the bearing axle for truth too.

Another possibility would be to have an upholsterer cover the plinth in fine leather. VPI appear to have been playing with this idea themselves earlier this year.
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Theoman » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:14 pm

heres some pictures!
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Theoman » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:15 pm

here's the chip
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Harry » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 am

If I were you I would take the platter and arm off, blue tap and thing left on the plinth, sand the scratch a little, and then hit it with Krylon 1613 spray paint.
That top plate is so expensive ( most expensive single part on the table ) to replace, a little paint will do it and let you buy 50 records for the difference.

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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Theoman » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:43 pm

IKrylon 1613 spray paint (Semi flat black) for the chipped corner?
What color for the top plate?
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Golear » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:44 pm

I think Brf has the best advice. If you contact someone who restores/repairs furniture, he/she can repair it and match the finish. Right down to the exact type of black finish. Perhaps the only info that needs to come from VPI is that it's just wood underneath.

A friend of mine had some minor damage on a huge speaker that was made in Germany. He contacted a piano shop, which got him in touch with someone who repaired pianos. The repair was perfect. And it was done in his house.
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Re: Need a new plinth for my classis 3

Postby Theoman » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:27 pm

I'm just concered about the gray top and if VPI has touch-up
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