str8 or s shape tone arms

slimbo011

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i got sum tt500's
one of my tone arms is slightly bent :confused:.
gonna hav 2 buy a pair cus thats how they come
i dnt do ne scratching.
whats the advantage of s shapes?
 

DTR

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S-arms, if set up correctly, give you better sound quality and less record wear.

Straight arms are designed for better skip resistance when scratching, but it's a bit overkill. The tracking of a s-arm (set up correctly!) should be good enough
 

Alexi

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I've got some Stanton ST8 100s, with str8 arm, and its never skipped, whereas all my mates S-shape arms I've used, seem to skip quite a lot.

mind you, this could just be because they have really cheap decks you get in the Value Bundle type deals.

but thats my experience of the two
 
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