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Sony SH-151 Type Hand-Built mini 6mm Headshell X-4874-226-01 by BLISS for SH-94 etc | In Stock NOW!
SH-151 Resin: Standard Version by BLISS | Top | NEW for 2023 | SHIPPING NOW

Sony SH-151 Type Hand-Built mini 6mm Headshell X-4874-226-01 by BLISS for SH-94 etc | In Stock NOW!

Small Connector Headshell for Sony only

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SH-151 Resin: Standard
SH-151 Resin: Deluxe (details below) (+$20.00)
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Sony SH-151 Type "mini" 6mm Headshell Reproduction

Manufactured, Hand-built & tested in USA | Product launch Feb 8th, 2023 | SHIPPING NOW!

We are extremely excited to present, for the first time ever, an aftermarket solution to the decades-long Sony SH-151 headshell shortage.  If you are here then you know! Now, let's jump right into all the good news.  Oh yes we have made improvements:) 

Improvements for 2023

Resin: with Standard Features 


  • Four spring loaded rear contacts. In case you have a spring or contact issue inside your tonearm socket, our pins might  "auto fix" some contact issues.
  • Widened resin finger lift for strength and looks while keeping that classic 80s look.  Finger lifts on both plastic and aluminum OEM designs sometimes failed.
  • Asymmetrical side supports to reduce resonant frequencies and increase structural integrity. (similar to the Sony plastic SH-94) see pics.
  • Four modern 2 inch color coded silver plated socket lead wires.
  • Added star pattern to the conical flare that holds the aluminum barrel to the shell body for a more secure fit.
  • One year warranty against factory defect.  Excludes return postage.
  • see specs tab for weight info.

Resin: with These Deluxe Features 


  • All standard features above plus...
  • Includes bottom lock pin for better than OEM lock collar security; think perfect azimuth.  Whether your top slot worn or not, your Sony Turntable deserves our deluxe upgrade; Sony made two tonearm socket slots but one shell lock pin! This is the only two pin 6mm plug headshell ever made.
  • Added 0.875grams of "goop" to absorb unwanted reflective harmonic frequencies.  Non-toxic, non-staining, never dries out.  It will always have a tacky feel and be malleable which are necessary properties.
  • Added large shrink tube around existing wire sockets at headshell plug end for a second layer of strain relief similar to OEM wire harness but not user-replaceable.
  • five year warranty against factory defect.  Excludes return postage.
  • Near perfect weight match to SH-151. see specs tab for weight info.



  • Available by phone as a plug-n-spin kit (with cartridge) only.
  • Aluminum was the original dream in 2019.  We started to CNC them one by one.  Each one took hours of babysitting the CNC machine, then we lost our in house CNC tech, then, the big sickness thing.  Basically we lost our shirt on the aluminum version.  We have a couple handfuls available as plug~n~spin kits with a new audiophile cartridge of your choosing.  If you want a high end cartridge with a real aluminum shell we will install and align it as a complete kit and include a lifetime warranty on the shell, wiring and assembly.  Call us to choose a cartridge and get a custom quote.  Keep in mind, it's just plain aluminum cut to the original size and shape of the SH-151 on a machine.  It ain't purdy but it will be bulletproof and function just like the OEM Sony did plus, plus of course, you'll get that exclusive two locking pin upgrade.


• A-4505-068-A option includes headshell with XL-200 cartridge built in and genuine Sony ND-200G needle - See picture 3 above.
  • If you choose an original Sony VL-5 cartridge option, it uses our needle type 209 as shown in related products section below.
    SH-151 was also sometimes sold as SONY VL-500S complete with VL-5 cartridge pre-mounted.
  • Sony mini socket headshell part number X-4874-226-01 (216.5 is stamped inside)
    Can also replace SONY X-4869-918-1 as found in the SONY PS-X55.
    Can also replace SONY X-4869-912-0 (headshell only repair part with no wires or screws.)
    Can also replace SONY 9-910-999-31
  • SONY X-4874-226-01 may be found in the:
    Sony PS-LX22
    Sony PS-LX33
    Sony PS-T22
    Sony PS-T33
    Sony PS-LX2
    Sony PS-X55 and others? (let us know)

  • SONY X-4869-912-0 may be found in the:
    PS-FL1, Sony PS-FL1C, Sony PS-FL1MC
    Sony PS-FL3, Sony PS-FL3C
    Sony PS-FL5
    Sony PS-LX2
    Sony PS-LX3
    Sony PS-LX4
    Sony PS-LX5
    Sony PS-LX7
    Sony PS-X500

    Sony PS-X600MC
    Sony PS-X45
    Sony PS-X55
    Sony PS-X55S
    Sony PS-T33

  • Works on the Profile II tonearm!
  • Also for the Kenwood KP-07 turntable.
  • The 'barrel' that fits into the tonearm is .234" wide (6mm)

  • CARTRIDGE NOT INCLUDED! unless otherwise specified as an option above.
5 Stars
Working perfectly!
Bought this for my Sony PS-X45 and it fitted perfectly! Thanks heaps!
Helpful?  4 of 4 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Brisbane, QLD, Australia. on 1/25/2013
5 Stars
Good sound
Finally I can hear from my turntable, a big difference in quality from the other needles in eBay.
Helpful?  2 of 2 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Israel. on 4/22/2013
5 Stars
Sony SH-151 Headshell
Thank you for the product. Delivered on time. I recommend everybody TurntableNeedles.com!
Helpful?  2 of 2 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Ukraine. on 9/13/2012
5 Stars
Sony SH-151
Identical to the original headshell from my PS-LX3, workes perfectly.
Helpful?  1 of 1 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Huntsville, Alabama. on 1/29/2018
5 Stars
Headshell for PS-LX22
Exactly the right headshell for the PS-LX22. New life for this turntable, sounds so much better with an Ortofon Super OM-20 cartridge. Fast shipping from turntable needles. Recommended!
Reviewed by:  from Sweden. on 1/20/2015
5 Stars
Sony headshell
Received quickly. Nicely contained in a plastic storage box. Perfect condition as if new. I now have the ability to quickly swap between cartridges based on the type of music I am listening to. Highly recommend turntableneedles for all your turntable needs. Will shop again
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Tucson. on 4/11/2015
5 Stars
Sony SH-151 Headshell
Received in good condition, acquired a stylus and now fitted and working perfectly
Reviewed by:  from isle of Wight. on 3/29/2016
4 Stars
Sony Head Shell
I searched the internet and found Turntableneedles.com and found the head shell I needed to replace my old one that had a broken female wire. I placed my order, and after a couple of days, received my head shell. At first inspection, it was identical with my original, then I noticed it had the same broken wife coupling of my old one! Weird...So I called the company, they sent another one with a return envelope, and I sent the defective head shell back.
Reviewed by:  from Glendale, CA. on 5/16/2016

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