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  • eclectiktronik
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    Sorry for the delay candiman, PM me if you are still after a stylus

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  • eclectiktronik
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    If it is a 3509 (as I suspected in a player like this) then the GDD2 is not the correct stylus.
    I will see if I have the correct one (BDS, KS40, KS41b or equivalent)

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  • candiman
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    Originally posted by eclectiktronik View Post
    This is a Sonotone ceramic cartridge, probably a 2509. The stylus you have is a GDD2 but seems to have two tips for vinyl, not shellac. You want the one which clearly has '78' on one side. You can easily find them online for under a tenner e.g. here but I have a supply of them if you need one.

    Before buying one, however, maybe you could check the reference label on the inner side of the cartridge, to see if it really is a 2509 or similar as that stylus may not be the ideal one. Someone may have fitted whatever replacement they came across.
    Thanks for the info. The cartridge is labelled Sonotone 3509. I would be using this turntable to play 45s and 78s so would like to get the correct stylus. Would be happy to get one from you if you have the right one.

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  • eclectiktronik
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    This is a Sonotone ceramic cartridge, probably a 2509. The stylus you have is a GDD2 but seems to have two tips for vinyl, not shellac. You want the one which clearly has '78' on one side. You can easily find them online for under a tenner e.g. here but I have a supply of them if you need one.

    Before buying one, however, maybe you could check the reference label on the inner side of the cartridge, to see if it really is a 2509 or similar as that stylus may not be the ideal one. Someone may have fitted whatever replacement they came across.

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  • SirSlim
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    Originally posted by candiman View Post
    I have a Ferguson 3454 record player , BSR Turntable 4 speed (standard early 70s fare I think) acquired for nothing primarily to play 78s. It has 2 needles, one marked SR and the other GDD2SR (I think). Any idea which one is for 78s? I have used GDD2SR but now realise I don't know why I made that decision.
    From memory - SR stands for something like "standard record" - so for an LP or 45, so the other needle must be for the 78s?

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  • candiman
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    Stylus / needle question

    I have a Ferguson 3454 record player , BSR Turntable 4 speed (standard early 70s fare I think) acquired for nothing primarily to play 78s. It has 2 needles, one marked SR and the other GDD2SR (I think). Any idea which one is for 78s? I have used GDD2SR but now realise I don't know why I made that decision.
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