Garrott Stylus replacement

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    demon

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    Hi . . I'm new here . . . thanks guys . . .
    I have a rega planar 3 turntable with a Grace cartridge that needs a new stylus. The current styus is a Garrott P-66.
    I'm told the stylus needs to be a moving magnet type.
    I have been to RadioParts . They sold me a compatible Soundring replacement Diamond Stylus (D 186 SR). The audio result is poor in comparison to the Garrott.
    Any advise or recommendations greatly appreciated.
     
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    Sergeauckland

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    Contact Expert Stylus in Ashtead Surrey. ([email protected]) and ask them about retipping your cartridge. They have done two of mine with complete success. They use their Paratrace stylus profile, which is a line contact profile similar to vdh. I tried one other cartridge restorer in the UK who ruined my EMT cartridge, but ES were great.

    By the way, there's no difference in the actual stylus between a MM and a MC stylus, just the mechanical mounting, the P77 has a removable stylus carrier, most MCs don't.

    Expert Stylus really do live up to their name.

    S
     
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    thanks . . i may go down the track of retipping the stylus if a replacement is giving no joy.
     
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