This review is from Audiophilia v2, published way back in 1997. Lary Pedersen is still around, but no longer manufacturing the arm, although a begging phone call to Hercules, CA may get you one. It made a big difference to an already fine turntable.
I include it in Audiophilia v5 because it is such a beautifully written review by Blair Roger of a very specific and beautifully executed product. Roger was (is) a great fan of Well Tempered Lab and everything William Firebaugh -- Ed.
Blair Roger – Simplicity appeals to me. I like simple answers to complicated problems because simplicity is elegant. About eight or nine years ago I read a review in a print audio journal of a very unconventional arm and turntable combination. It was the Well-Tempered Turntable and Tonearm and, of course, I was fascinated by the simplicity of the design. I was convinced that I had to have one, if for no other reason than to see that freaky paddle-floating-in-silicone-goop arm bearing.
The way I figured it, the platter and arm bearings would never wear out. Sure, I'd have to stock up on drive belts and have a spare bottle of silicone wonder-honey handy (hey, STP works too!) but with any luck I'd be teaching my grandchildren how to set the azimuth on this unit, even without a 'scope.