TT can u/someone explain the theory re wooden arm wands
a piece of 12" dowel has properties quite opposite to the standard metal arm
I believe the theory of wooden arm wands or even cartridge bodies is one of combining a certain frequency resonance of the wood coupled with the natural warmth/tone that wood has. That is why hard woods like zebrawood, rosewood and alike are generally used.
Metal arm wands generally need to be damped As metal rings, so the resonance is controlled, something wood arm wand do not need.
I also think turning long arm wands may be easier than hollow metal arm wands for small manufacturers
Tonearms like Schroder, Talea, Reed all use wood arm wands
I am sure someone else has a more technical explanation thou