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[#] is quantity in stock at Ken's central warehouse; {#} quantity available at another location.
Tech Tip"D" or "S" in a part number indicate "Diamond" or "Sapphire" type needle. Sapphire needles should be replaced after 60-100 hours of use; Diamond needles should be replaced after 600-1000 hours of useage.

Needle size note Late 1920s (to mid-'50s) 78 rpm records made from shellac (easily broken) use 3 mil needle tips.
33s introduced 1948 (ceased 1967) held up to 30 minutes of music, (long-play records, LPs) used 1 mil needles.
45s were introduced in 1949. designed to hold one song per side (for Jukeboxes) also use 1 mil needles.
Both 33 and 45 records were made of vinyl plastic that was more flexible than 78's.
2 mil needles were a compromise size for "all speeds" to avoid changing needles for different record speeds.
Stereo LP's (mid-50's thru 1970's) use .7 mil needles.
8-Track stereos became popular in the late 1960's; cassettes came along in the 1970s, followed by CDs in the 1990s.

Finding a replacement record player phonograph needle: We need the following information to find a replacement needle:
1=Make & Model of phonograph cartridge that the needle fits onto (Remove cartridge from the tone arm to find the hidden number);
2=Make & Model number of record player;
3=Approximate year of manufacture;
4=Brand & Numbers (if any?) found on needle:
5=Is it a single tip needle or a "flipover needle" or does the whole cartridge flip over?

Arista 30-140; 30-160; 32-210; 32-215; 32-312; 36-466: are stylii for magnetic cartridges Click Here for more information

Arista 40-1560 =Pfanstiehl 911SS monaural Power Point cartridge
Arista 40-1560D see Pfanstiehl 911D7 monaural Power Point cartridge
Arista 40-1566 =Pfanstiehl 911SS monaural Power Point cartridge
Arista 40-1566D see Pfanstiehl 911D7 monaural Power Point cartridge

Astatic Replacement Record Player Phonograph Needles and Stylus
N2-sd Astatic: see Pfanstiehl 557 needles on this page
[1] N3-2S Thumbscrew or Setscrew Straight style 2 mil Sapphire Record Player needle; similar EV-3804, similar Pfanstiehl SS =Walco WA-150-2
[1] C-5024 Fidelitone Floating Point Precious Metal/Platinum straight style 78 RPM Record Player needle Similar Pfanstiehl SS
[1] S3-L Jensen Stellite cutting needle; long dural shank