How can u tell if ur needle's worn out?
Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:13 AM
sorry if my post sounds silly..Im planning on competing in the DMC in my area ,which is happn next month. I just want to be prepared.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 12:54 AM
Styli should last years depending on how much you abuse them. The only time I change needles is when they physically break and the metal bit that holds the diamond breaks away from the cartridge.
You know it's time to change your needles though when the sound quality starts dropping off - becoming distorted and/or muffled. When this happens, you need to replace your needles to prevent severe record wear.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 02:06 AM
Doesn't the stylus wear records after 6 months or so? Iv'e noticed that when my stylus has been used for around 8-10 months it will put heavy static on records with just a few uses. A new song we were recording used a bass part from UPR4. After only playing this song for a month or so, the sample became riddled with static. We just ordered a new copy the other day to record with. We instantly recorded it to Serato so we would have a static free sample. I started to notice after just 10 min. or so of playing it, it started to get mild static. This is either a wrecked stylus or saying something about Ricci's record quality. However I have noticed this on some other records as well, just not this bad this quick.
Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:05 AM
i'm having problems running torq. and their tech support told me my needles are probably worn. I bought them used so i dont really know if they are worn or not.
when i was playing regular vinyl it sounded good. so i figured the needles are still ok.
Posted 10 March 2008 - 03:32 AM
Posted 10 March 2008 - 09:42 AM
and ofcourse the sound quality
better change them on time than wear out alot of your records
but that just my opinion
hard to say when they are, cause not everyone uses them as much as the other, not everyone has the same height, and weight on the arm etc.
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