Straight or S Shape Tonearms...

Ch4ndler

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Iv got both for my TT500s, got the S Shape on at the moment but thinking of switching to straight. Scratching aside, any benefits for using straight?
 

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found this ... http://www.futureproducers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3109

Straight arms can have greater tracking force than S-shaped tonearms, which is great for scratching. S-shaped tonearms are shaped such a way for a reason. The s-shape that gives the tonearm its name is angled so that the needle will fit in the record grooves at a better angle consistently. Straight tonearms also tend to wear out your vinyl somewhat faster than s-shaped tonarms (assuming all else is equal). The straight tonearm is not necessarily inferior. It's not like the s-shaped tonearms exist solely because of their nostalgic value.
 

Ch4ndler

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BizzleTeddy big up yourself ruuuddeeebooiiiii, wagwanmyselectaboompaclatmofucker

Yeah some nice info there, i may go stick a straight tonearm up my ass tonight see if i get better tracking when im mixing.
 

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BizzleTeddy big up yourself ruuuddeeebooiiiii, wagwanmyselectaboompaclatmofucker

Yeah some nice info there, i may go stick a straight tonearm up my ass tonight see if i get better tracking when im mixing.
yeah ITS ALL ABOUT S SHAPES DO YOU GET ME RUDEBOY? U KNOW? BOI BETTA KNOW!

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