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DjTomTom
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So, I'm looking to get a new pair of needles for my turntables, but I don't really know the difference between types, or brands, as this is the first time I'll be purchasing new needles.  Is there anyone who can give me some advice that may be able to help me in making my decision?
 
fonz
Member
I'm out of the loop but can't go wrong with Shure M44-7
 
ROBBIE
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Gunther
Member
Post from ROBBIE
love em always and forever....

my needles lasted longer than my marriage... that is how awesome they are.
 
ROBBIE
Member
i want a pair.
 
DreDeLosMuertos
Member
needles come in two varieties; elliptical and spherical.

the elliptical needle has sharp sides that allow it to go deep into the grooves so it can pick up all the fine vibrations.



A spherical needle has a round tip that makes less contact with the vinyl and picks up only the most obvious sounds. these are used for scratching.

 
BOINGTHUMP
Premium Member
Prevention Point Pittsburgh offers free needle exchange.

http://www.pppgh.org/html/services.html
 
Also some things just shouldnt be shared with the general population...or even on a message board...definately not here on Lolli.
DreDeLosMuertos
Member
Djs don't share needles.
 
DjTomTom
Member
are those sure's expensive? and i mean like outrageous? and thanks that was all very helpfull. if i alreayd have headshells can i just get like the stylus?
 
DocJeezy
Member
if you're talking about the m447's they run about 35 a needle to replace them. If you're talking about carts and needles they run about 75$.
 
cut it up freshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
DocJeezy
Member
I've used both styles of needles and i prefer the m44-7's. they're pretty much the standard as far as i'm concerned. And while ortofons are decent they're overpriced for what you get. The frequencies they pick up dont justify the price range...
 
cut it up freshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
crazyb
Member
Post from fonzI'm out of the loop but can't go wrong with Shure M44-7
 
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DjTomTom
Member
are head shells pretty standard though? like i have some stantons now, but are the head shells of the same type different sizes or anything like that? Could i put those shure styli in my stanton headshells? would it make a difference at all if i got the pair?
 
breakz
Member
Post from BOINGTHUMPPrevention Point Pittsburgh offers free needle exchange.

http://www.pppgh.org/html/services.html
damn you beat me to it yet again.
 
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DocJeezy
Member
Post from DjTomTomare head shells pretty standard though? like i have some stantons now, but are the head shells of the same type different sizes or anything like that? Could i put those shure styli in my stanton headshells? would it make a difference at all if i got the pair?
no all headshells are not standard. If you want the shures you gotta buy the carts for them. Honestly they're a solid investment. I've had my carts for damn near 11 years and they haven't let me down. It's time to get some  new ones due to corrosion on the wire set but other than that they're little tanks....
 
cut it up freshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
TheEturn
Member
doc is right on the price for quality thing

however, i grabbed a set of ortofon needles . from idjnow.com   when i ordered them they had the nightclubs and the ones for time-coded vinyl(forget what they called) but anyway they were buy one get one free and each came with a extra stylus. .so for 120 bux got 2 durable as hell closed shell needles and 4 stylui

also you got to think what you are going to be playing. if you arent playing mostly vinyl or mp3 that are 320 or higher. don't even worry about the difference in sound. you'll never hear the difference
 


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