I tried that too. Maybe I can find a better to for the job.
On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 12:31 PM Gary A. Galo <
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> Hi Ben,
> It sounds like the metal lining in the cartridge body got bent by the
> sharp edge on the end of the stylus shank. Try bending it back by applying
> light pressure to all 4 sides of the opening with a small, flat-blade
> jeweler's screwdriver.
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> Hi Gary,
> Thanks for responding.
> I don't see a bend in the stylus shank, but the little piece in the first
> cartridge got bent and it won't let anything in.
> Before that happened the Pathé stylus worked beautifully in that
> cartridge, but not in the other cartridge similarly wired.
> The Edison stylus works beautifully in that second cartridge. It doesn't
> make sense.
> Nowadays it's very difficult to get quality cartridges and styli,
> otherwise I would buy the Stanton cartridge properly wired and get a Pathé
> stylus for it.
> Any more suggestions?
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 11:30 AM Gary A. Galo <
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> > Hi Ben,
> > If the brass stylus shank is bent, it's going to be very difficult to
> > straighten it without breaking it completely. You can try GENTLY
> > straightening it in a small vice, with the flat sides aligned with the
> > vice. Be very careful. Apply very gentle pressure to one pair of flat
> > sides, then rotate 90 degrees and do the same. Again, be VERY careful
> > and apply very gentle pressure - otherwise you'll crush the shank. If
> > the shank is bent too badly, and is creased, the stylus cantilever may
> > hit the creased portion on the inside of the shank. Or, the position
> > of the magnet may have shifted. Good luck. You may have nothing to
> > lose by trying, at this point.
> > This is what I have never liked about the M44, or the other Shure
> > cartridges - the rectangular stylus shank, with its squared-off end,
> > is easy to misalign during insertion into the cartridge body. The
> > Stanton cartridges have a round stylus shank, and the end of the shank
> > is also contoured, so insertion is almost foolproof. Shure cartridges
> > were not designed for frequent stylus removal and insertion - only for
> > occasional replacement of worn styli. They certainly work well in
> > archival applications, and have been very popular for archival work,
> > but stylus replacement requires much greater care compared to the
> > Edisons and Pathes are both vertically cut, so there's no difference
> > in wiring. Usually a weak output with one stylus means that the magnet
> > in the stylus assembly is not properly aligned with the coils in the
> > cartridge body. This can happen if the stylus isn’t inserted all the
> > way into the cartridge body. I gather that you experienced this before
> > the shank on your Pathe stylus got bent.
> > Best,
> > Gary
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> > Hello everyone.
> > I was using a Shure M44-7 with the correct wiring and a Pathé stylus.
> > It was working wonderfully (sounding great), then, I had to switch
> > styli, and when I went to insert a different stylus the part that
> > holds the stem of the stylus got bent, and I can't insert the stylus
> > anymore. *Can anyone fix that??!!!*
> > I have another Shure M44-7 with the same wiring which I'm using to
> > transfer Edison Diamond discs and it sounds great with Edisons, but
> > when I use the Pathé stylus for Pathé records it sounds very weak.
> > *Don't Edison Diamond discs and Pathé records require the same
> > wiring?*
> > Any suggestions, please?
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> > Thank you.
> > Regards,
> > Ben Roth