Is the Rega Warranty invalidated by modification of any kind?
In the case where you modify a new arm, does the manufacturer's warranty still apply?
Almost all manufacturers do not approve of anyone modifying their equipment for obvious reasons. This is usually the case, regardless of how well the improvement is acknowledged by independent sources. Rega are no different in this respect and so their warranty does not apply. Problems with the structural modification simply don't occur. After internal wiring is completed, the arm is tested to make sure that there is no binding of the arm as it swings through its full range of motion. It is in our interests not to have to rectify work. The vast majority of owners have found the Rega arms are exceptionally robust and trouble free. This continues to be the case after modification.