Dear Frank, I am flattered that you responed to my post. As you can see from this forum, people rather build the box containers for their TT ( the thread should be about Lenco than Home Depot )than building tonearms. As you see from my page, my tonearm uses ball bearing and lateral weights from the counterweight to control the azimuth. The ball bearing friction was too great which reduced the arm's dynamic. Graham and VPI employed this scheme to control azimuth of a rod in a cup unipivot tonearm which is not as stable as the string as in Well Temper and your Reference tonearm. The hanging string is a great idea because it reduces the ball bearing friction and stablizes the azimuth. The string material greatly effects the sound quality. The ball bearing in the cup fixes the arm as tight as gimball bearing tonearm. It's a good/bad thing that vinyl has been around much longer than us and what we just came up seemed like yesterday news. Of course, we can add few twists and get a new pattent. I listened to Gramham 2.2, VPI, Well Temper, Infinity Black Widow, SME series II and III, Tri Plannar and my "new" tonearm. The hanging string tonearm designs are the most musical of all tonearms that I auditioned. Vinyl was my teenager hobby and I just got back for 1 year after 20 years of listening to CD's.