I have a vintage turntable with a tonearm which I believe was made by Jelco. Is the Jelco JL-45 Cueing Device an appropriate replacement for this.

The Jelco JL-45 Cueing Device (Tonearm Lift) is compatible with a number of ‘OEM’ Jelco tonearms, but there have also been instances where an “OEM” Jelco arm looked the same as a Jelco model, but there were differences and the JL-45 couldn’t be used. The user should get a caliper reading of the cylinder diameter and compare it to the JL-45 (0.50″). The tonearm lift support should also have a hex set screw to secure the cueing device. The bottom part of the cueing device cylinder where the cueing lever is attached is 0.530″, although this dimension is not critical. The height of the cylinder is 0.871″.

Also note that some earlier Jelco lifters had a guide pin that could bind if not properly positioned in the holder.

BTW: The Jelco JL-45 is also used as the cueing device for a number of high-end current production tonearms as well.

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