No, I use the anti-skating but here’s the best way to set it, because, there is no accurate way of doing this and the skating force is dynamic and constantly changing. At the proper VTF, use a blank area on the run out that is not in the groove and set the stylus on that area with the platter turning. Adjust the anti-skating so that the arm moves inward ever so gradually while riding on a flat, non-grooved area. That will be optimal. Try it and you’ll see.
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I used a Feickert Universal Protractor to align my Ortofon Quintet Black cartridge. Instructions are to set anti-skating to zero
Instructions for what?
Surely when you set-up everything the anti-skating must be at ZERO, but after set up is done it must be the same as the tracking force, slightly lover if the stylus is MicroRidge and related.
If the tonearm is "12 inch like Thomas Schick there is no antiskating at all for such a long arm.
But with your 9.5 inch tonearm antiskating must be adjusted.
You can always buy a Hi-Fi Test LP to adjust antiskating, there are 4 bads to do that. Read about it, it's a great tool