How to Replace a turntable needle

Whether you're a professional DJ or simply a vinyl enthusiast, knowing how to install a fresh needle will help protect your music.


You Will Need

* A replacement needle
* A steady hand
* A replacement cartridge
* A screwdriver
* A pair of needle-nose pliers
* Tweezers
* A stylus force gauge
* A replacement needle
* A steady hand
* A replacement cartridge
* A screwdriver
* A pair of needle-nose pliers
* Tweezers
* A stylus force gauge

Step 1. Remove the shell or carrier
Step 2. Get make and model
Step 3. Remove old needle
Step 4. Insert new needle
Step 5. Remove old cartridge
Step 6. Remove new needle
Step 7. Install cartridge
Step 8. Rewire
Step 9. Insert new needle
Step 10. Reinstall shell or carrier
Step 11. Align the neddle
Step 12. Tighten nuts
Step 13. Set tracking force
Step 14. Adjust the dial
Step 15. Use a gauge
Step 16. Set knob
Step 17. Set tone arm
Step 18. Enjoy the smooth sounds

Fact: The most expensive turntable in the world is the Continuum Caliburn, which costs $90,000—fully loaded, it's $112,000!

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