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Straight Tonearm Headshell for Many Japanese Turntables
Straight-Arm Turntable Headshell

Straight Tonearm Headshell for Many Japanese Turntables

Our ID#:Str8HS
Brand:BLISS™
Cartridge to 'Straight' Tonearm Bracket
$23.00
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Turntable Headshell for Most Straight Tonearms

New 2018 Upgrades! | Perfect Fit | Perfect Mark


Past shipments required an in house "fix" to complete the manufacturing process so it will fit your tonearm.  As of Oct 2018, we have a perfected plug for all Japanese straight tonearms circa 1980s and added alignment markings along the slots so you can accurately track of your cartridge alignment as needed. 


This straight arm headshell weighs in at 3.2 grams (with wires as pictured) and will fit most turntables with a 'Straight' shaped tonearm usually found in Japanese Imports like JVC, Sansui, Kenwood, etc. that pivot from the right rear corner of the deck. (not intended for linear tracking turntables.) It requires a socket that is 0.320 inches in diameter, has four pins in the socket, and a single top thumb screw on the tonearm that holds the headshell in place.


There are 100s of straight tonearm turntables are in our Find Needles, Belts, Cartridges, etc. for:  Turntables,  Record Players,  Phonographs,  8-Tracks,  Reel to Reel,  Cassette Decks and more... database. While we also offer the ADC style shell below, we have seen that this shell is a little more well tolerated (alignment wise) for most of these Japanese-type turntables from the 80s and early 90s. Because these owner's manuals were vague about cartridge alignment,  there is no database to indicate which headshell is exactly correct in all cases especially with 100s of possible cartridge and turntable combinations. Based on modern reports, either shell aligns well in most tables with most cartridges.  See images above for dimensions and if you still have your old shell please report to us which sizes is closest for your model and choose that one.


Previous customers have reported that this version (vs the ADC type below) was a better alignment match on these tables:
HITACHI HT-6M

JVC L-F41


Replaces:
REALISTIC 42-2699A Glass Fiber Head Shell


Please email us the model info of your table if you experienced better alignment results specifically with one or the other headshell and what cartridge you used.

5 Stars
Just What I needed!
Perfect replacement for the hard to find head shell on a Denon DP-45F. Super fast shipping and a great price to boot!!
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Reviewed by:  from Oregon. on 1/31/2013
5
5 Stars
Replace shell for Denon DP47F
I have a Denon DP47F TT 25 years ago. I wanted to buy a new headshell but I didn't find it (I bought some from other sites but didn't fix with my TT). This headshell is fit like a glove and the material quality is almost the original. Also the shipping time was absolute acceptable. Thanks
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Reviewed by:  from Hungary. on 8/11/2014
5
5 Stars
Perfect for Denon DP-35F !
It fits very well and works like the original headshell with my Denon DP-35F turntable. These are no longer available here in Finland. The installation was a bit tight at first, but when it was wagged from side to side and up and down when pushed, it went to the bottom. Thank you, I needed this for my another cartridge. Shipping to Finland only took about a week, that is very fast. I will order from you again for sure if I need some replacement parts. Recommended. A+++++.
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Reviewed by:  from Tampere, Finland. on 8/30/2013
5
5 Stars
Mr.
Used it for a Haman Kardon T-40. I did have some trouble inserting the shell all the way into the arm. It turned out the four connectors in the shell were a bit too tight for the pins in the arm to enter. I was able to open them up with a small tool, and it then seated properly. While not precisely all the same dimensions as the original shell for this turntable, I was able to easily alignment my cartridge. Works fine.
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Reviewed by:  from USA. on 9/4/2017
5
4 Stars
Headshell for straight tonearm
I bought this to replace a headshell on my Denon TT. Cartrigde setup was easy. Had to expand the connectors in the shell. They were extremely tight and made it very difficult to just "slide in". No difficulty in solving the problem but did take a few minutes to ensure I didn't damage connectors for tonearm during the process. I am very pleased with the product.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 10/9/2015
4
5 Stars
Headshell Straight HS 2
Perfect , and also very quick. Always useful for "missing links" Greetings Tom
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Reviewed by:  from Austria. on 11/5/2013
5
5 Stars
Denon Headshell
Perfect fit. Just like original. Dead cheap price. No Brainer. If you need one but it. You won't find them anywhere else, especially at this price. charlie
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Reviewed by:  from So Cal . on 4/27/2013
5
5 Stars
thanks!
Finally a headshell for a ADC LMF2 tonearm on my Technics SP-10MK2, very hard to find, it works very well, and at a great price!
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Reviewed by:  from Bordeaux France. on 12/1/2012
5
5 Stars
Prompt, quality product
Good dependable service with valid product. Thanks
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Reviewed by:  from Halifax, Nova Scotia. on 2/18/2012
5
5 Stars
works like a charm
turntableneedles.com, you're a life safer. I have an old (15+ yrs) kenwood TT that needed a headshell, my 1st thought was buy a new TT. AFter checking Bestbuy, HH Gregg and others, I realized I didn't want to pay what they were asking for a cheap TT. Then I found Turntableneedles.com on the internet. You had just what I was looking for-- a straight arm headshell. It works perfectly, I'm totally satisfied! Thank you turntableneedles.com
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Reviewed by:  from washington dc. on 8/27/2011
5
5 Stars
++++++++++
great product works great
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Reviewed by:  from usa. on 5/9/2011
5
5 Stars
heahshell
perfect fit for my yamaha p-450 turntable worked like a charm thanks guys.
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Reviewed by:  from Yorba linda. on 6/15/2019
5
5 Stars
Perfect replacement!
Exactly what I needed for an old Nikko 800 turntable found without a headshell. I'll be buying another one for when I need to play 78s!
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Reviewed by:  from Washington. on 5/13/2019
5
5 Stars
Shellhead
Exact part I needed. Works great
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Reviewed by:  from Warren. on 1/3/2019
5
4 Stars
Fine replacement headshell
Used this to refurbish a JVC deck found at Goodwill. Nice little unit. Very low mass, easy to install.
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Reviewed by:  from PNW. on 1/2/2019
4
3 Stars
Audio Whisperer
Purchased for a Denon DP-30L II. Identical to original except for the fitment of the socket to the Denon arm plug. It is a very tight fit that can be achieved with patience and a some wiggling.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Vancouver BC Canada. on 12/30/2017
3
5 Stars
Great for Kenwood Turntables
As good as the original headshell on my turntable and the wires connecting the headshell to the cartridge are thicker.
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Reviewed by:  from Centennial, Co. on 6/10/2017
5
5 Stars
Headshell for straight tonearm
This was one of the only places on entire web i could find these type of headshells and they obviously have an amazingly comprehensive stock of products probably not found anywhere else. Product sent was beautifully and carefully packaged too.
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Reviewed by:  from Belfast Northern Ireland. on 6/23/2015
5
5 Stars
Finally!
Very quick shipper! Has been hard to find a good replacement headshell for my Denon DP37-F, but this one fits the bill PERFECTLY, and at a great price!
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Reviewed by:  from quanah TX. on 3/4/2012
5
5 Stars
Godolloi u. 145.
Bought this headshell to try for my Pioneer PL-225. Almost indentical to the Pioneer PL-225 part. Recommended.
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Reviewed by:  from Budapest HU. on 6/7/2011
5
4 Stars
Good substitute
Bought this headshell to try for my Denon Direct Drive TT. Since the geninue Denon headshell is difficult to acquire or say expensive to if available in ebay. It is 99% OK to substitute the original Denon headshell. Almost indentical to the Denon part. Recommended.
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Reviewed by:  from San Jose, CA. on 5/12/2011
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