Seeburg Jukebox Restoration, Finale

28 Jan

Completed Seeburg Model 146

One final restoration note: I replaced the heavy crystal cartridge in the tone arm with a lighter weight dynamic one to reduce the record wear.  It’s the only thing that deviates from the original design.  To think that records used to be played with what is essentially a nail.

From left to right: Tone arm, new dynamic cartridge, old crystal cartridge.

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  1. Jason

    January 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    wow!!!! Amazing work!

    • randyg

      January 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

      I’m real happy with how well it’s working and how nice it looks. It was a labor of love.

  2. Liz

    January 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    What a great job you did! It looks amazing.:)

    • randyg

      February 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Thanks! 🙂

  3. Marco Jonker

    February 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    How much weight do you put on the needle with the new cartridge?
    Doesn’t the amplifier has to change also for the new needle?

    Thanks, Marco

  4. Charles

    March 22, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Hi –

    I’m restoring the exact same jukebox, and I was very impressed with your work. I hope mine turns out to be half this good. Like yours, mine is still an unmodified one that plays 78s.



  5. Claude Hale

    December 14, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Looking for the top lid – mine is cracked – do you have one or know where I could find one – have talked to Victory Glass – they have nothing –