Hello A-goners! I have a quick question for all the Ortofon SMG212 owners out there.
I just bought my first Ortofon SMG 212. It's in great shape, but it didn't come with a headshell. I plugged my Yamamoto headshell into it and there's a bit of a gap between the tip of the tonearm collar and the heashell. It's just a hair shy of one millimeter to be exact. Same thing with a vintage SME headshell that I have.
Any thoughts? The owner swears that it's all original and he has photos of an SPU G headshell that fit it with no gap (I couldn't talk him out of the headshell). I read that the SMG212 is supposed to compatible with SME style headshells, but it doesn't seem to be a "perfect" with modern universal SME style heads.
The one thing that occurs to me is that the gap looks like the perfect space for some kind of gasket. I seem to remember seeing washers or gaskets with some tonearms. Is this the case here?
Thanks in advance for any info you can offer!
P.S. Here's a link to a photo:https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17227819/Headshellgap.JPG