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Hi folks stupidly i dropped the arm rest down on a record  nick caves to blame!  Anyway upon tryin to play the record today its just makin a muffled sound and dragging . Cant really see the needle.  Itl be the second needle its happened to in a few months since i got it . Its a rega rp1 p pack with the usual needle . Could i fix myself or shell out£70 again !    Or just say lets spend more on a dearer turntable  .   Fed up , ,,,

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Sounds like you lost the Diamond off the end of your Cantilever. If your using a Rega cartridge, you'll have to replace it. If not, you can replace the stylus.

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Hi

 

With Wimbo, if you have to purchase a complete cartridge as you cannot replace the stylus, look to purchase a new cartridge that you can buy a replacement stylus, will cost less if this occurs again....

 

JJ

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1 hour ago, Janjuc said:

Hi

 

With Wimbo, if you have to purchase a complete cartridge as you cannot replace the stylus, look to purchase a new cartridge that you can buy a replacement stylus, will cost less if this occurs again....

 

JJ

Something like an AT95E. Just need to check VTA.

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Cheers everyone. Just annoying that a stylus tip can come off easily like that ,only got a new one bout 4 month ago . Only had the ttable bout a year and had to get a noisy motor sorted too lol.  . Would it make a difference if i upgraded to a rega rp3 ? 

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Cheers everyone. Just annoying that a stylus tip can come off easily like that ,only got a new one bout 4 month ago . Only had the ttable bout a year and had to get a noisy motor sorted too lol.  . Would it make a difference if i upgraded to a rega rp3 ? 


I think it will be same-same if you drop
It - with both tables it's dependent on what cartridge you use


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I dont even think the diamond point is there either  now .   

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HI

 

Well if there is no diamond point you will ruin any record you try to play with it in its current condition.

 

Here is a possibility to purchase for £30 http://www.analogueseduction.net/all-cartridges/audio-technica-at95-ebl-moving-magnet-cartridge.html

 

and replacement for £20 http://www.analogueseduction.net/audio-technica-stylus-replacements/audio-technica-atn95e-stylus-replacement.html

 

Good luck....

 

JJ

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22 hours ago, Speedycat69 said:

Cheers everyone. Just annoying that a stylus tip can come off easily like that ,only got a new one bout 4 month ago . Only had the ttable bout a year and had to get a noisy motor sorted too lol.  . Would it make a difference if i upgraded to a rega rp3 ? 

The RP3 is way ahead of the RP1 in quality. Has nothing to do with a better stylus though bro. Also, remember that styli are very delicate. They have to be to be able to track vinyl.

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Get a vintage automatic single player TT.  You can either get direct drive (with 2 motors or even belt drive ones are great.  250-300 bucks should see you well.  Otherwise if you are getting a fully manual one make sure it has a soft (damped) lowering device for the arm.  I know losing stylii can be really annoying.  My TT is manual but the lowering device can be fiddly sometimes.  I am thinking of replacing it with an '80s model dual direct drive technics TT.  (Just 'cause I like techincis gear). 

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Waiting to hear back from rega supplier shop guy said theres been a cpl ppl came back with rega carts that the tip have came off recently after only a few weeks . They are normally very helpful so heres hoping 

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Rega dealer sent my cartridge back to rega it is still under guarantee.  But,,, told me rega says the needle was a bit bent  and there is £45 fee involved. When i was in the shop was told a cpl had probs with there tip falling off ( what happened to mine too) . The cart mayb is a bit bent as i was trying to see if the tip was still there.  Thats the third rega tip ive had to pay for in just over a year   . Getting too expensive my hobby lol

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