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A Beginner's Guide to Adjusting the Pitch on a Turntable

December 14, 2022 6 POPULAR READ


If you're new to vinyl records, you may be curious about how to modify the pitch on your turntable. This guide will cover the fundamentals of pitch adjustment and explain its significance.

 Importance of proper pitch adjustment on a turntable

 A turntable's pitch must be properly adjusted to ensure that the record is played at the correct speed. This is crucial for numerous reasons. First, if the pitch is not properly adjusted, the music will be played either faster or slower than planned, which can be distracting. In addition, if the pitch is not properly adjusted, the stylus will move across the record at the wrong speed, hence accelerating record wear. This may result in the record skipping, warping, or becoming unplayable.