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Old 13th September 2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default need help identifying this grado cartridge

got this from a pile of cartridges

mono. might be an early VR or MC cartridge but I am not sure.
cantilever is snapped off when I got it. so no stylus
cantilever might be made of nylon.
heavy! weighs like little herceles.

I wonder if this stylus is replacable?
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Old 13th September 2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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I'd contact Grado directly, they will probably be able to answer your question, and advise as to the possibility of replacing the stylus. I suspect it is a very early model.. (Late 1950's?) I've had a number of Grados, indeed I am still using one to this day, (the 8MR) but I've not seen one quite like that one.
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Old 18th September 2007, 06:47 AM   #4
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thanks. will try vinyl engine and asking grado about this matter simultaneously
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Old 19th September 2007, 05:52 AM   #5
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High fidelity Magazine Jan 58 page 122.

Announcing....The Grado Constant Impedance Moving Coil Cartridge


looks like the stylus is broken off in the picture you posted.

Electrovoice aftermarket stylus book doesn't show a replacement. Mark
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