Look at Vinyl Engine and see if the mounting distance is the same or very close. Most Rega, Linn , Zeta arms all fit in same hole; Jelco 750 also I think. If all else fails you can have an armboard fabricated locally.
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lance681888 drills the tonearmbase to fit the tonearm. Each is custom made. I don't know if he can be trusted to drill them accurately. One way around this problem would be to buy one of the tonearms he is selling and have him drill the tonearmbase for it. I just might do that.
But I'm interested, Stanwal, in your comment about having a tonearmbase made locally. What sort of company might do that?
Do you mean that if I brought them my tonearmbase, they might easily make a copy of it?
The other problem with these tonearmbases is that, according to the dealer, they work in conjunction with 20 mm. and 30mm. "pods" which (if I understood him correctly) have to be drilled along with the tonearmbase. I have not gotten my TT yet (will get it in a couple of days), so I don't know yet what these pods look like. Two 20 mm. ones will be used to set up the Clarify tonearm. I suppose they are used to make a rough VTA adjustment for the tonearm. I would appreciate comments from anyone familiar with these pods.
I was thinking about making a tonearmbase out of wood. Is that a bad (or ridiculous) idea? Thanks.
Yes, Yogiboy, getting a second simple straight cut of wood at Homedepot has often overtaxed my limited powers of persuasion.
Yes, a woodworker could make the tonearmbase. I may try to do it myself, but don't have woodworker tools (other than basic saws and handheld drills) or skills. My second tonearm I plan to use initially just to play records in less than perfect condition. So an inexpensive tonearm and cartridge on an imperfect tonearmbase rough-out of wood would be sufficient for this purpose. Eventually I'd like to get good third tonearm quite different from the Clarify, one which I could interchange with the second inexpensive tonearm.