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Jukebox owners & collectors


By merccat

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#151 1 year ago

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#152 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

#156 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

1979 with all original records

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#166 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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#179 1 year ago

My jukebox collection in video!

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#180 1 year ago

Finally in the club as I picked up this FB marketplace 488 in working condition. Needs a good cleaning and some cosmetics too but sounds great.

Already ordered a dozen 45s to replace some of the existing!

Anyone know where to order the blank song titles and the templates to print them from your printer?

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#181 1 year ago

Several free sites for strip creation on the inter webs. Here’s some I used in the past:

https://www.mikesarcade.com/arcade/titlestrips.html

http://www.pinballrebel.com/archive/other/title.htm

http://www.cdadapter.com/tstrips.htm

#182 1 year ago
Quoted from MT45:

Finally in the club as I picked up this FB marketplace 488 in working condition. Needs a good cleaning and some cosmetics too but sounds great.
Already ordered a dozen 45s to replace some of the existing!
Anyone know where to order the blank song titles and the templates to print them from your printer?[quoted image]

Real nice! I've seen a few 488s locally, always tempting but I don't have room for a second juke Really cool looking machine.

#183 1 year ago

Thanks so much for those links - the one at Mikes Arcade is positively AWESOME.
Worked like a charm ... I've ordered a bunch of mostly 80's hits from Ebay and replacing the crappy music that was loaded when I bought it
Love it!

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#184 1 year ago
Quoted from MT45:

Mikes Arcade

That’s the one I use. I change colors for Christmas tunes.

#185 1 year ago

Same. But I like grey scale
with the chrome.

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#186 1 year ago

For my non-holiday records I use the Red one. I use the same font as in MT45 example. Darn fine site. Use some good card stock, and you're all set.

#187 1 year ago

So ... I was adding my recent Ebay purchases to the Juke. I bought the 9 record MJ greatest hits 45 set.
Thought I'd hit play and hear how "Thriller" sounded.
I pushed the 3 digits, then waited, and waited and heard a thump, then nothing... no sound
I opened up the cabinet to find the record down in the bottom
When I reached in the pull it out, I found the problem. The record set was 45 rpm indeed BUT the spindle hole was the normal LP small hole!

2 minutes later with my Milwaukee hole saw set, I was back in business!

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#188 1 year ago

Is anyone on here familiar w/ repairing a Philips CD PRO cd player for my juke boxes? I have 2 that don't work...one is the 1252 the other is a 1254

#189 1 year ago
Quoted from MT45:

So ... I was adding my recent Ebay purchases to the Juke. I bought the 9 record MJ greatest hits 45 set.
Thought I'd hit play and hear how "Thriller" sounded.
I pushed the 3 digits, then waited, and waited and heard a thump, then nothing... no sound
I opened up the cabinet to find the record down in the bottom
When I reached in the pull it out, I found the problem. The record set was 45 rpm indeed BUT the spindle hole was the normal LP small hole!
2 minutes later with my Milwaukee hole saw set, I was back in business![quoted image]

That Michael Jackson record, red vinyl, on EPIC records was worth $750 before you cut the hole in it. Just kidding.

#190 1 year ago
Quoted from JethroP:

That Michael Jackson record, red vinyl, on EPIC records was worth $750 before you cut the hole in it.

Checked and I can get all 9 on red through sellers on discogs for 50 bucks. Seems cheap.

I use a “dink” tool to put holes in mine.

#191 1 year ago

double post

#192 1 year ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

Is anyone on here familiar w/ repairing a Philips CD PRO cd player for my juke boxes? I have 2 that don't work...one is the 1252 the other is a 1254

We used to replace the laser diodes back in the day but I haven’t seen any for sale in over a decade. It’s stupid what a CDPro goes for now. I think they’re around $450...

#193 1 year ago
Quoted from catboxer:

Checked and I can get all 9 on red through sellers on discogs for 50 bucks. Seems cheap.
I use a “dink” tool to put holes in mine.

I paid $36 delivered for the entire set. I might try to search out the original issue 45s as these red ones sound thin to me. Not much bass to speak of

#194 1 year ago

Send your cd pro player into Bruce wentworth A&B jukebox. He rebuilds them. Here's a cool cd Rowe K box I'm selling.

#195 1 year ago

Hey all - I have a Seeburg HF100R and am having an issue with the mechanism slowing down and sometimes almost stopping. it seems to be most prevalent on the A side ( so when turning towards you) when it plays the B side not near as bad at all. I have lubed up all the gearing so not sure if its mechanical or electrical. Any thoughts?

#196 1 year ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

Hey all - I have a Seeburg HF100R and am having an issue with the mechanism slowing down and sometimes almost stopping. it seems to be most prevalent on the A side ( so when turning towards you) when it plays the B side not near as bad at all. I have lubed up all the gearing so not sure if its mechanical or electrical. Any thoughts?

Check the tubes on the Auto Speed control unit. Then the electrolytic caps. For all tubes that are twins, Mark them and swap into the other sockets and see if the issue switches to the "B" side.
Electrical problems are more likely than mechanical problems......

#197 1 year ago

I’m looking to add a jukebox to my game room. I would be interested in a Seeburg 222, KD200, 201, 161, VL200, V200, or HF100R

#199 1 year ago

Hey Guys, Has anyone done a speaker cloth replacement on a Seeburg HF100R? Looking to do mine but want some kind of plan of attack before I rip it all apart. Figured if one of you have done it may have a few suggestions/tricks that could save me time and maybe grief-

Thx

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#200 1 year ago

Ohhh yes...fortunately I can say I already have and will never have to do it again. I did it as part of a total restore with new side paneling as well. As I recall it's about the last thing that has to come off. Buttons, waterfalls, glass lites, kick plate and you have to carefully pry up that little trim piece at the bottom... It's basically glued on with a spray adhesive and stapled at the very top and a tiny bit tucked behind that lower trim channel. Physically easy to install, just a long way to go and go back to get it done. There is a whole 100R thread somewhere here on pinside with great pictures.

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