Ordering Gramophone needles


Using a clean sharp gramophone needle is important when playing your valued 78s. The needle controls the volume and can affect the working of the motor. Using a new needle frequently is essential. It is best to change the needle for each new side played, but you may get away with two or three playings before real damage is done. The point of the needle goes to the bottom of the groove and the polished side of the needle comes into contact with the recording as vibrations on the groove side. If the needle is old it becomes "chisel ended" and that can cause damage to the groove and hence ruin the record.

 SOME GRAMOPHONE NEEDLES ARE BECOMING DIFFICULT TO SOURCE, THESE INCLUDE "EXTRA SOFT TONE" NEEDLES AND BOTH TYPES OF FIBRE NEEDLES, BAMBOO AND THORN. MODERN VERSIONS OF THESE ARE JUST NOT HARD ENOUGH TO PLAY THROUGH A REGULAR 78 AND SUPPLIES OF ORIGINAL, UNUSED STOCK ARE RUNNING OUT FAST.

 PRICES FOR NEW STEEL GRAMOPHONE NEEDLES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

4.00 FOR 100, 10 FOR 300, 16 FOR 500 AND 30 FOR 1000. THESE PRICES  INCLUDE POSTAGE WITHIN THE UK.

CUSTOMERS FROM OUTSIDE THE UK ADD 4 FOR ORDERS UP TO 500 NEEDLES. FOR LARGER ORDERS E-MAIL FOR PRICES.

AS USUAL THESE WILL BE IN PACKETS OF 100 NEEDLES (I CAN'T SUPPLY SPLIT PACKETS)

SADLY, I CAN NO LONGER GUARANTEE TO SUPPLY FIBRE NEEDLES  ALTHOUGH I MAY HAVE SOME OF THESE FROM TIME TO TIME.

              

Gramophone Needles can be supplied in FOUR "tones" which allows you to control the volume. 

Extra Soft Tone, the quietest needle to play your records

Soft tone for reduced volume (recommended as it cuts down damage to the record and drag for the motor).

Medium Tone  (usually requested) for normal use.

Loud Tone for increased volume. (but also increased drag)

;Payment by Cheque or Cash or by Card through Paypal. 

Please make cheques payable to "M.J.Sleep"  and Not  "John Sleep Gramophones"     

My Paypal link has proved to be unsatisfactory so please e-mail me your order and I will send a Paypal invoice which will include any extra postage

costs for customers outside the UK

My postal address is:
John Sleep, Stoke House, West Pentire, Crantock, Cornwall. U.K. TR8 5SE.

My home telephone number is:
01637 830 415

My mobile number:  07979 097 389

Or you can email me now! My e-mail address is:   mjpsleep@btinternet.com 

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