I finally bought what I consider a decent ball head on ebay. It's a Bogen 3435 Proball and a 3416 leveling base, and it just arrived (pictures below).
Now here is the problem... In order to use the leveling base with my tripod, I need to raise the whole thing above the tripod mounting platform or the leveling screw will hit the platform. Does anyone know of a part that I can use to raise the head above the tripod? I found this but not sure if it will work http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...od_Spacer.html since there isn't much info given on the product. But it is the type of spacer that I'm looking for. Any help would be appreciated.