SME 3009 Mkii unimproved not going down straight

Joined 2011
If you have trouble finding that, attaching a small pip (tiny mounting foot, etc.) on the lower side of the arm
will increase the pressure and reduce the lateral movement. Even tying a piece of fishing line around the arm tube
at the right point should give enough resistance by increasing the pressure.

Are you sure the tracking force is correct, or that the antiskate is not too much?
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Joined 2011
Try the fishing line then. Tie a loop around the arm so the line loop touches near the middle of the pad.
This should increase the pressure on the pad compared to the bare arm, and reduce the arm sliding outward.

By blank record, do you mean an LP with no grooves at all? If so, that isn't the right method.
The antiskating force could be set too high in that event.