Do I need new needles?

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by emy, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. emy

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    Just been mixing and the sound on one side has gone a bit fuzzy/more bass/sort of wobbly. I swapped the needles around and by the power of deduction I think I need new needles as now the other side sounds like this, so I don't think it is my speakers fault

    I guess it is time to buy needles anyway as I have had the same ones on as when I bought my set up!

    Is it best to get a particular type of needle? My current ones say Numark HS1 on the top.
     
  2. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    A junkie once told me you can clean your needles with bleach.



    but seriously you should probably get new ones.
     
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    Check your connections from the cdart to the headshell, one may be loose or dirty or whatever. If that dont do the trick just get some new ones. I wouldnt clean them with bleach though!
     
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    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    clean them with bleach, tell us if it works
     
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    I gotta get new stylus..
     
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    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    If you get new ones go for Ortofon. They are the dogs danglies.
     
  9. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    K I was seriously just kidding about the Bleach thing.
    Heroin Junkies use bleach to clean needles for intravenous drug use.

    Get a new Stylus is the real answer.
     
  10. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    And don't do ortofons, i have heard they have slightly bigger connector pins and can sometime push the connectors inside the tone arm. Which is not really a problem if you intend to use ortofons permanently.

    Go with Shure "white labels" or "m44-7's"
     
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    muzzadj POW!

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    All about the stanton diablo v3's cheap and cheerful lol
     
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    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Not if you go with the om's as they will be mounted on the eadshells that come with the decks.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Thats just bullshit anyways, whoever said that must of just had a bad experience because i know a ton of people who have used then changed and never seen a problem.

    This could happen with any type of needle tbh, just depnds on the build quality at that time. Ortofon aint £100++ and then damage your decks, bit farfetch imo
     
  14. Transient Energ

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    This is true, I played a club in London where the connectors had been pushed back by the old Ortofons they had fitted and my Whitelabels wouldn't connect properly to the left channel on one deck :cry: Luckily my friend had his Electro's with him!
     
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    Yeah the pro s concords i use very good,,
     
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    same here haven't let me down yet