Well Tempered V's VPI Super Scout Master Sign


Hello all
I have a Well Tempered reference, from the 90's, "never used", what are your thoughts, on the VPI Super Scoutmaster Signature V's the above as I have a offer to swap? the reason is I'm getting sick of mucking around with the well Tempered, to get to sound right, breaking fishing line etc, I just want to set up and leave, and sit back and listen!!
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the OP was referring to the belt, not the fishing line that suspends the arm. If he is indeed talking about the arm, then I agree with you. That should not be a concern.

Shakey
I've had my Well Tempered Original TT (not the Classic) since they first came out. In fact, the arm is one of the very first produced by Bill Firebaugh. I've never had one of the monofilament lines break. I have modified the arm somewhat. I have the heavy brass clamp around the arm well that greatly reduces micro vibrations and improves the overall sound. Also, I rewired the arm with Cardas wire and have a layer of shrink wrap on the entire length of the arm. Most recently, I replaced my worn and stretched out old belt with a custom made belt from Originlive.com. I highly recommend this belt. The WT belt should be replaced about every two years. When properly setup, the WT Classic keeps up with much more expensive tables. If you can find it, read Moncrieff's early review.
I have been looking for the J Peter Moncrieff article on the original Well Tempered Turntable...does anyone have a copy or link to it? Looking for info on setting one up. Thanks.
Pix4work ...

I've searched the web over and over and can't find it. I used to subscribe to Moncrieff's excellent publication, but somehow over the years I misplace the multi-page review. One hint that I learned from him was to put one twist in the belt. It really does sound better that way.
Don't bother. Moncrieff is an idiot, a leech and a vandal. When a company insisted that he return their component that he had kept for at least two years, he got all hissy and vandalized it before sending it back.  If he had been in the same country as the manufacturer he could have been arrested.