I had an Espressimo Heavy Weight on my RB300 and it was great. You could add the Groovetracer and the Kerry Titanium to your list, by the way. IMHO any of them would make you happy.
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I would love to do the groovetracer mod at some point, probably after a structural upgrade. I'm heavily leaning toward the Riggle CCM since it is so insanely cheap. Does anybody know if the groovetracer works on the Goldring? My biggest question is whether or not I will get my money's worth from upgrades on the Goldring.
You can install an upscale counterweight now and enjoy the sonic benefit. There will definitely be a sonic benefit. If you ever sell your turntable you can either include the new counterweight and price accordingly, or reinstall the stock weight and sell the TT with that.
Buying a counterweight new and selling it later involves a price hit but not a huge one. IMHO the improvement is worth that. Of course if you find a counterweight used, you're laughing.
So yes, you will get your money's worth from this upgrade. You can hardly lose.
I am looking into Groovetracer as well (Rega P300).
I wonder how much more heavier the Groovertracer weight than a stock one?
130g seems like a lot of extra weight pushing down on the tonearm's bearings, isn't it?
Also I cannot find the answer to my question regarding Stylus force adjustment. Would installing Groovetracer require to disable original Rega force adjustment wheel?
Sorry to say your best bet with the groovetracer weight would be to disable (max out) the tracking force adjuster and use a gauge to measure your tracking force. I'm not sure how heavy the groovetracer weight is but be cautious about how much it might change the effective mass of the arm and subsequently the relationship between it and your cartridge.