str8 or s shape tone arms

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by slimbo011, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. slimbo011

    slimbo011 New Member

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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?
     
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    DTR the village idiot VIP Junglist

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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
     
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    S arms all the way!
     
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    Alexi Drench Audio VIP Junglist

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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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    prob gona go wiv the shapes.
    1210's come with s-shapes
    nuff sed rele lol :D