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Old 10-14-06, 01:19 AM
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How to find replacement stylus for turntable?

I'd like to get a higher quality stylus/needle for my Pioneer 990 turntable. I don't know much about this but does anyone know how to figure out which would be a good one to get?

Sorry for the newbie question. Thanks in advance.
Old 10-16-06, 09:33 AM
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This got nothing in Music Talk and is more of a hardware issue anyway. Maybe someone in Other can add their two pennies worth and help the OP?
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Needledoctor.com will hook you up.
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Many musical instrument stores, the kind that specialize in guitars, drums & basses, not school band instruments, now sell DJ equipment too. They usually have a selection of needles. I can't comment on the quality of the stock.
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Thanks benedict.

I guess since I know nothing about this stuff, I'd need to know which needles are good and would help.
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Getting tough to play those Ronettes records, is it?
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Getting tough to play those Ronettes records, is it?
I'm actually trying to get rid of a ton of promo vinyl that I have. Mostly from the 80's...but thanks for trying.

I have a Pioneer turntable and I wanted to upgrade from the stylus it came with since I'm sure I could get a better one.
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they are widely available. look or ortofon for high end (dj equip).

sold a couple needles for $100 recently.
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How do I know which works/fits best with my turntable? It seems like there's a wide variety of them.

Sorry, I know this is very newbie of me. Thanks for your help.
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Does your Pioneer have a P-mount type cartridge?
If not, buy a Grado cartridge within your price range. You'll have to mount it on the arm-tube and align it. That might take some bit of doing.
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And if it does have a P-mount?

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