Status: Nov 2020 - We are OPEN. Stay safe and enjoy those recordings at home once again.
Replaces or is found in:
ASTATIC K-AG series CartridgesASTATIC Needle N-27COLUMBIA needle A1-ACDDUOTONE 570DEV Electro-Voice Cartridge 20EV Electro-Voice Cartridge 23EV Electro-Voice Cartridge 24EV Electro-Voice Cartridge 25EV Electro-Voice Cartridge 28EV Electro-Voice Cartridge 29WALCO needle W-5AGAWALCO needle W-5AGSIMPORTANT REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS:To remove worn needle, insert point of blade tool under back extension of needle shank and pry out. You might perhaps want to hold the chuck on the opposite side before you pull out the old needle.This is to try to avoid any internal movement of the chuck which is attached to the internal ceramic or crystal element which is VERY VERY VERY brittle by now.
To install new needle, put shank in chuck and press into place. You may wish to support the chuck on the opposite side (if your cartridge is so equipped), while pressing new needle into place. This is to try to avoid any internal movement of the chuck which is attached to the internal ceramic or crystal element which is VERY VERY VERY brittle by now. If the shank of the needle is too hard to insert into the chuck, perhaps you can use some 400+ grit sandpaper on the shank.