Pat Leaver Turntable Service is a home-based workshop located in the city of Moorpark (93021). And, while its a bit of a drive from metro LA it can be an easy and pretty drive out of town.
What are your hours of operation?
Hours of operation are quite flexible with availability by appointment 6 days a week from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Appointments are necessary so as to not overlap with other customers dropping off or picking up their turntable and to insure you are provided full, undivided attention.
Where is Moorpark, CA?
The city of Moorpark is located in eastern Ventura County. It is situated west of Simi Valley and north of Thousand Oaks. It is connected via the 23 and 118 freeways.
Service and Repair
Do you make house calls?
I don't make house calls for service/repairs as the process of diagnosing and servicing your turntable takes a dedicated work bench stocked with proper materials, tools, and workspace.
On occasion arrangements can be made for pick-up or delivery of your turntable for a resonable fee.
Do you work on consoles?
I will work on the turntable in a console but not the rest of the console components. You will need to remove the turntable from your console and either bring it to me or arrange for shipping. I don't take in the entire console.
Do you ever pick-up or deliver?
On occasion when I can combine stops and my schedule permits I arrange for pick-up or delivery of your turntable for a reasonable charge.
Can I ship my turntable to you for service or repair?
Yes, shipping your turntable can be arranged but there are some steps we must take to make certain your turntable arrives undamaged. There is always some risk you will bear if you choose to ship your turntable and it is advised you obtain insurance from your shipping company to cover any damage claims. I can provide you with detailed instructions on how to package your turntable for shipping. Shipping to and from is at your expense. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Can I wait while your perform the service/repair to my turntable?
Unfortunately, in most instances you can't wait for your service or repair. The process to diagnose, disassemble, reassemble, set-up, adjust, and test takes too long for you to wait. However, if the service is minor and can be accomplished in a straightforward manner I might be able to accommodate you.
How long does a typical turntable servicing take?
It all depends on the scope of work and most important of all is whether your turntable needs any replacement parts. Without the need for any parts your turntable will be most likely be ready in 2-3 days. If parts need to be sourced the process can be one to two weeks for readily available parts and longer if I have to search for parts.
Do you also service/repair other audio components such as receivers and speakers?
I only work on turntables....with a few exceptions. From time to time I will work on other items depending on the scope of work. For instance, I have accommodated many customers with servicing their reel to reel tape decks or repairing their speakers. Please contact me for more specifics. I can also recommend local sources for electronics service/repair.
Do you work on Victrola and Gramophone type phonographs?
Unfortunately I don't work on the hand crank or early electric motor type phonographs. These are a speciality all unto themselves and you will want to locate a craftsman that specializes in the early phonographs.
What turntable parts do you carry?
We manufacture quite a few parts that are difficult to come by and are easily installed by the DIYer. Many of our parts are difficult to come by and absolutely necessary for the proper operation of many popular vintage turntables. Please see our Turntable Parts page for some of the selection. Please go to stores.ebay.com/patsaudioparts for all of our current parts, prices, and description.
Do you carry a selection of generic turntable belts, cartridges, and styli?
At this time I don't carry an inventory for sale of common turntable parts and accessories. I can provide you with reliable sources for your belt, cartridge, stylus or procure the item on your behalf.
Will you sell my turntable for me?
Consignment sales can be arranged on a case-by-case basis. The typical consignment fee is 25 - 30% of the sales amount.
Do you accept trade-ins?
Trade-ins can be discussed if you are purchasing one of my restored turntables. Much of it will depend on the condition (cosmetic and operational) and marketability of your turntable.
Can you find a buyer for my turntable?
I might be able to act as a broker and put you in touch with a buyer for your turntable. There is a 15% brokerage fee for this service.