denti alligator wrote:I don't recall if the guard was down. But I've mounted and aligned it and it seems to sound good. However, I keep thinking, what if it could sound better if it hadn't be jostled about. Is there any way for me to see if the stylus has been damaged by way of visual inspection or audio test?
No, I doubt it. If it had been damaged it would either have been visibly bent or sounding terrible.
Sounds like its playing well, it which case it's all good. There's no damage so forget about it. And enjoy.