Straight or S Shape Tonearms...

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  1. Ch4ndler

    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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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?
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Tracking is improved with straight tonearms so less skipping. That's about it.
     
  3. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    If you don't scratch, I'd probli go for straight
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. Ch4ndler

    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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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.
     
  6. slimbo011

    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    yeah ITS ALL ABOUT S SHAPES DO YOU GET ME RUDEBOY? U KNOW? BOI BETTA KNOW!

    BITCH
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    ha ha .. thanks man
     
  8. Ch4ndler

    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    The face of a man who has decided against straight tone arms and has successfully wedged an S shape in his ass.

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    Much respect.