I have a TD-145 MK II and have been reading how to setup VTA.
I have been setting up everything, replacing oil, balancing the platter and finally I replaced the TP 62 with a TP 63 wand with an Ortofon X3-MC. Alignment looks fine. Tracking force fine. Having screwed everything back together yesterday I noticed that with the tone arm lowered the needle wasn't hitting the LP. So I lowered the tone arm bridge and all was fine.
Today I wanted to check VTA. It's hard to see but I would say with the needle lowered the tonearm is not perfectly straight but lower at the cartridge end. However the cartridge body and head shell looks to be parallel to the LP and the needle looks to be in the correct position. Here are some (bad) photos
So should I start trying to lower the gimbel end to achieve a perfectly straight tonearm ? What I find odd is that there is only a very little gap at the gimbel end to lower and thereby straighten the tonearm. I'm worried to mess something up with this adjustment and only want to do it if really necessary. Your opinions are really welcome.