Jukebox owners & collectors

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Jukebox owners & collectors


By merccat

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#151 41 days ago

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#152 39 days ago

Didn't know this thread existed. Got this one shortly after my first pin back in 96ish. I recently added a sub to it for the fun of it.
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#153 38 days ago

Glad I came across this thread. Have been thinking of buying a jukebox for the game room. Have a lot of 45s from my teen years collecting dust. If I have a budget of $1,000US, what jukebox would you suggest? Would like one that plays 45s, not CDs. Are the parts still available for the older models? Thanks for your help.

#154 38 days ago

Is it a big issue if the jukebox is laid down flat on its back when moving it? Or must it be kept upright? I only have an SUV for moving a jukebox once I find one locally.

#155 38 days ago

I think as long as the records are out and you lock the mechanism it should be fine.

#156 38 days ago

if you move most jukes it would be wise to make damn sure the turntable mech is bolted down tight for moving..also use zip ties to secure tone arm so this does not flip and get bent up.i am trying to get sheared bolt out of jukebox base this weekend that was sheared off when owner forgot to bolt down mech..

#157 38 days ago

I have moved a CD box laid down and no issue....I would not move a 45 box laid down. Asking for problems.

#158 38 days ago

For 45 Jukeboxes parts can be found but for most Jukeboxes its a matter of finding used, repairing or making something. For the most part they are tanks though and manuals can be found which like early pinball manuals have tons of info on how to diagnose and service. Also like pinballs, many times issues are more a need for adjustments and cleaning, not parts replacement when it comes to the mechanical bits.

For that budget you can be a little picky. It’s probably not going to get into any highly desirable models but I bet you could find something stylish with a visible player that just needs a good cleanup, some adjusting and amp rebuild. If it doesn’t have a visible player in that budget I would expect something attractive, clean and fully working under budget.

As others mentioned lock the mech before moving. The manual will say how, often there is a locking bolt you can install.

I personally like the early stereo Jukeboxes. There they are still mostly electromechanical, setup for stereo, and there are a number of visible mech models to choose from.

#159 38 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Glad I came across this thread. Have been thinking of buying a jukebox for the game room. Have a lot of 45s from my teen years collecting dust. If I have a budget of $1,000US, what jukebox would you suggest? Would like one that plays 45s, not CDs. Are the parts still available for the older models? Thanks for your help.

A late model Rowe has a reliable mech and they sound excellent. However they are big and heavy. It depends on what your repair skill is. I personally like the 60's Seeburgs but they have a steep learning curve. 50's Seeburgs more so.

#160 38 days ago
Quoted from cad-kid:

A late model Rowe has a reliable mech and they sound excellent. However they are big and heavy. It depends on what your repair skill is. I personally like the 60's Seeburgs but they have a steep learning curve. 50's Seeburgs more so.

The seeburg mech is a marvel and one of the funnest to watch. Once properly running also pretty reliable but I think the Wurlitzer mechs in the same era also great and easier to work on. I love my Wurlitzer 3000.

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#161 30 days ago

Quick technical question. All of a sudden my Wurlitzer 1900 will play at a specific volume (and louder), but volume will not get softer beyond that point. Any suggestions?

#162 30 days ago
Quoted from pudealee:

Quick technical question. All of a sudden my Wurlitzer 1900 will play at a specific volume (and louder), but volume will not get softer beyond that point. Any suggestions?

maybe contact cleaner on the volume pot or deoxit?

#163 30 days ago

I have this nice 1954 Seeburg - great sound but these things need to be used. I find if I let it sit long it is always starts off slooooow until it loosens up. Anyone else have that issue?

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#164 30 days ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

I have this nice 1954 Seeburg - great sound but these things need to be used. I find if I let it sit long it is always starts off slooooow until it loosens up. Anyone else have that issue?
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Not sure if you have the manual or if there is a lubrication chart (see sample attached) in the back of your jukebox. Those documents will show you the lubrication requirements for your particular mechanism. Your problem is most likely that you have old dried oil/grease causing excessive friction. Suggest you disassemble and clean the lubrication points of old oil/grease, then relube. Also, it is important to use the correct oils and greases. WD-40 is wonderful stuff for certain applications, but NOT in your jukebox. It dries out and leaves a residue that will cause exactly the issue you have. Hope this helps.

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#165 28 days ago

1979 with all original records

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#166 28 days ago

That thing almost looks like it was meant to mount on a wall. Is it?

Edit: nevermind I see the rest of it now lol.

#167 28 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Glad I came across this thread. Have been thinking of buying a jukebox for the game room. Have a lot of 45s from my teen years collecting dust. If I have a budget of $1,000US, what jukebox would you suggest? Would like one that plays 45s, not CDs. Are the parts still available for the older models? Thanks for your help.

Seeburg boxes from the 70s are within that range. I have a mardi gra and love it.

#168 28 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Not sure if you have the manual or if there is a lubrication chart (see sample attached) in the back of your jukebox. Those documents will show you the lubrication requirements for your particular mechanism. Your problem is most likely that you have old dried oil/grease causing excessive friction. Suggest you disassemble and clean the lubrication points of old oil/grease, then relube. Also, it is important to use the correct oils and greases. WD-40 is wonderful stuff for certain applications, but NOT in your jukebox. It dries out and leaves a residue that will cause exactly the issue you have. Hope this helps.[quoted image]

Oil every week; LOL.

#169 28 days ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Oil every week; LOL.

Yeah, I know. Guess nobody follows the manufacturer's instructions. I haven't lubed my jukeboxes in several years. But like pinball stepper units, got to clean out the old grease and start anew to get the slow, sticky mechanisms to start working once in a while.

#170 27 days ago

Posted this in the other jukebox thread but this one looks to be more active.....just picked up a Seeburg KD 200 that was at my sisters house in Georgia.

Powers up and plays the A sides with no problem. When a B side is selected it will search but not pick up any B side. Any ideas on what the issue may be?

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#171 26 days ago

Welcome! (I didn't know there was another thread for jukes)

First thing is to dig into the service manual - Seeburg did a great job on their manuals and it's worth a read. But I would check out the asm that reads the bottom of the tormat unit - alignment is critical. Don't clean the rivets with anything abrasive as they have a special plating on them.

#172 25 days ago

Well a quick google search got a good answer. Since it was ALL the B selections it was a broken wire. Soldered the wire back on and B sides are playing. Cleaned out the cabinet, polished the chrome, cleaned the glass and it’s ready to come in the house. Now my VL200 has a friend. Will post a pick later if the pair when I get it moved in.

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#173 25 days ago
Quoted from Pickle:

Well a quick google search got a good answer. Since it was ALL the B selections it was a broken wire. Soldered the wire back on and B sides are playing. Cleaned out the cabinet, polished the chrome, cleaned the glass and it’s ready to come in the house. Now my VL200 has a friend. Will post a pick later if the pair when I get it moved in.
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Congrats on the repair

I'm guessing a lubrication job is on the schedule?

#174 25 days ago

Yes....lubrication goes along way on Jukes......most important thing is to play the damn thing regular.....even punch up songs you don’t care to hear from time to time just so it all keeps working.

#175 25 days ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

I have this nice 1954 Seeburg - great sound but these things need to be used. I find if I let it sit long it is always starts off slooooow until it loosens up. Anyone else have that issue?
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We've had a 100R since I was a kid, we always thought it was fun to try and sing along to the SLOOOWED down songs until it sped up. Fast forward 25 years and it's in my house all restored. Take off the blue mech cover and on the right side you'll see 2 little funnel shaped ports that go into the motor assembly. Get some SAE 20 3 in 1 oil and put a few drops in and play it a bunch. Maybe add a few more drops for good measure, a little goes a long way. This isn't a substitute for a full de-grease and re-lubrication, but should get it up to speed much faster.

#176 22 days ago

Hey All,
Pinball has always been my thing but my brother is interested in owning an older jukebox (45s). He has zero technical/mechanical skills so I'm thinking he'll have to purchase a 100% reconditioned unit from a local dealer who can also provide service. He lives in northern NJ. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks!

#177 22 days ago
Quoted from arzoo:

Hey All,
Pinball has always been my thing but my brother is interested in owning an older jukebox (45s). He has zero technical/mechanical skills so I'm thinking he'll have to purchase a 100% reconditioned unit from a local dealer who can also provide service. He lives in northern NJ. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Something reconditioned with a warranty can be pricey. Is that ok with your brother? If so than great!

Get a warranty and purchase from someone who can service it.

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#178 9 days ago

Hey guys. Great thread. Looking to buy my first juke. Prefer a Seeburg HF100R. Preferably in CA.
What's the range I can expect to pay, btw? TIA.

Todd

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