Cheers for the replies, Ill go with one of the glass ones from the bay then. Yeah good result finding the RP1, Im curious what it will sound like, Unfortunately the clowns who skipped it cut the mains and arm cables back to nothing so I will have to rewire the arm. I did manage to get power to the motor and check that it spins which it does but I will need to solder a new mains cable to the board, shouldnt be too difficult to do. I will probably rewire the arm with Litz braid as I have some left over from re-wiring my 3009, should be pretty easy with the one piece rega arm Im thinking. I thought I would use a Nagoka MP11 cart on it as I have one spare and make shims up out of plastic or cardboard as required to get the VTA right. Anyone know what the lid situation is? Presumably I would need a dedicated RP1 lid if I decide I need one?