Has anyone fooled with the $5 Altmann tone arm?

hard times

2002-08-01 8:11 pm
As soon as I'm caught up with my other projects ( yeah -- right!!), I think I'll play with the Altmann wood arm. I'm wondering if anyone else has messed with this thing and can share their results. Is there any good reason not to go with a 12-14 inch arm length? Thanks for your inputs.
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