Responses from scottya

Super Cheap Placeholder Cartridge
Thanks so much for the input everyone. I went with the AT95e since I hope to replace the Platinum in the next month or two. Got it installed today and I'm plenty happy with it for a short-term solution. Thanks again! 
Rack for VPI HW-19 Mark II
Ah---that's what I'll do. What kind of rack do you have? Is it a factory unit or did you build that yourself too?