A project commissioned by forum member Struts. A funny aside: I quoted him a fair price for my time and materials, which I would have stood by anyway, without knowing the originals went for $2k! Those Mook monks really knew how to put the "magic" into their wallets.
Anyway, it was an interesting project, and working with Mpingo wood is great. Smells like you could eat it- like a spicy French roast coffee or some exotic weed. And tonally, it just cries out to make some kind of music. When you are working on it you find yourself tapping pieces together to hear the nice sounds it makes.
Sonically, I'm on the fence as to exactly what it may or may not be doing for one's TT. It certainly does the job of holding the record down, and looks great doing so. But I have not had the time at all to try out comparing my standard clamp with the Mpingo version (I made two clamps, see the gallery for the back story). When I get around to doing any serious listening testing I'll post those findings.