Thank you, Mr. Newton.
On Wed, Feb 23, 2022 at 2:56 PM Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]>
> On 2/23/2022 10:44 AM, Benjamin Roth-Aroni wrote:
> > 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
> > fix that??!!!*
> Hello Ben...
> The Shure M44 cartridge uses a stylus assembly that you insert into the
> body of
> the cartridge. They are fairly easy to change by grasping the colored
> front part of the stylus assembly and pulling carefully straight out.
> Re-inserting another stylus assembly is done the same way. If you apply a
> bending motion it is possible you may have bent the tiny tube that the
> cantilever is mounted in, and that being the case, I'd say it's new stylus
> To be sure, take some pictures of it and send them to Expert Stylus in the
> They will be able to tell you if it is possible to do anything to fix the
> problem, but I doubt it.
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> Or You could telephone them at: 011-44-1372-276604
> If the cantilever itself has a crease on it, then the actual stylus
> mounted on it will no longer be at the correct angle to play the record
> properly, in which case, I say again it's new stylus time.
> > I have another Shure M44-7 with the same wiring which I'm using to
> > 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
> > discs and Pathé records require the same wiring?*
> If I am correct, both Edison Diamond discs and Pathé records are vertical
> and would use the same cartridge wiring to respond to vertical stylus
> motion as
> opposed to the usual lateral motion. The only difference would likely be
> size and shape of the stylus required since I believe the Edison and Pathé
> records require different styli.
> Again, Expert Stylus in the UK could advise you about this.
> I have used their services in the past and been very satisfied with their
> advice and product supplied to me.
> ... Graham Newton
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