How to Adjust Your Cartridge's Overhang
This adjustment provides a best compromise for your “pivoting” arm – it will minimize distortion if done correctly. Please either open the attachment and print it out, OR go to this website and print out this free overhang gauge – instructions are fairly easy and on the print out itself. PLEASE note the metric grid at the bottom of the gauge, and make sure you have printed it out sized correctly. If not, you may have to enlarge or reduce a bit. I used photo quality paper for my final print out, which made a durable gauge!
Once on the website, scan down the page and click/print the link that says “Align.pdf”
Bear in mind that one should always align the CANTILEVER with the grid; the body angle is irrelevant, as is the stylus guard slot, which can be off a bit.
Notice that when down on the record, stiction may “pull” the cantilever slightly to one side or the other, so after the anti-skating is set correctly, always good to double check the cantilever agreement with the grid lines. This is true for ANY cantilevered cartridge design.