mikewilliamson wrote:Just tried Stevenson. No luck. Actually, it sounds worse to me.
I wish I had another 1042 stylus lying around to test with. Maybe it's a bad stylus and I'm agonizing over the VTA for nothing.
Have you tried wet cleaning your stylus?
Either thes or isopropyl alcohol mixed 50 50 with water. Brush the stylus in the direction of play with a wet stylus brush, if you have never cleaned this way befor give it a good few applications as you need to remove smoking tar and other stuck crud that only the wet clean will remove. A dirty stylus needing a wet clean has caught me out a few times once I too ended up realigning the cart to no avail till I found out it was just a dirty stylus.