I had to add a plastic tube to the arm so that I could get the right down-force needed for the Sumiko needle(1.8 g). I am not sure what I'm going to do about the chip on the corner of the deck.
Do I need Technics bearing oil or can I use something else (3in1)?
I was able to get the 1.75g I need for the Shure I use by adjusting the counterweight on the back of the arm.
I thought about changing mine to an S arm, but this T4P mount arm is probably *the* best T4P straight arm out there. It's a titanium arm tube in double gimbals, the counterweight is damped, and it is almost semi-automated. I can't complain about the sound performance of mine, and I don't have to screw with it to get it to sound amazing...it already does.
However, choices for T4P are rather limited these days. Grado makes them, Shure makes one. Audio Technica make a few variations of the same basic cartrdige, and probably a few others, but not quite the variety there were 15 to 20 years ago. Certainly not the variety you get with 1/2" mount.
Kevin has the oil, as was mentioned.
Oh...and a SL-1200 cover fits perfectly, cheaply available, although not original.