Just had a look at Hi-P's stats ... Averaged over 1000 posts per year for 14 years, logged in for a total duration of just under 300 days during that time. The forum is much quieter without our most prolific poster ... And he always maintained an impeccable SNR. While we miss him, so much of his wisdom is documented in these pages. Every time I read some old posts I am reminded of his massive contribution to this hobby.
I was looking for a turntable cartridge last year and due to Covid lockdown restrictions it was slim pickings. Guillaume offered me a Sumiko cartridge which I quickly paid for. A few days later he messaged me to ask about how I was getting on with the Sumiko cartridge. I told him I was going to have to wait a bit because in my haste to remove the old cartridge, I had pulled out one of the tonearm wire lugs and could not get any solder wire. At his own cost he couriered me some Cardas silver solder which worked like a bomb.
I don't know if the thought of a fellow music lover going without being able to listen to music on his turntable made him do that or what. But, it was a very kind gesture that showed me the kind of person he was.
Go well kind sir, the gentlemanly way that you interacted with forum members and customers will be greatly missed.