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 Post subject: Steel needles-who are your favourite vendors?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Victor I
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Just wondering where in the USA fellow collectors buy their steel needles. I've had an excellent reproducer rebuild on my Brunswick Panatrope 106 done by www.victrolarepaircenter.com in Vermont, & bought 4 packs of needles at that time. A thousand would cost me forty-three dollars there, in the little packs of 100. I see that Wyatt's Musical Americana offers a thousande in bulk for about half that. Never tried them, don't know the quality. I'd like to try getting them in bulk-anyone had experience in doing this & were you satisfied with the quality of the needles? I'm looking for soft tone mostly, possibly would get an equal number of medium tone as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Steel needles-who are your favourite vendors?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:36 pm 
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I buy them by the the thousand from Wyatt's. I have always been very pleased.
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 Post subject: Re: Steel needles-who are your favourite vendors?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:22 pm 
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Thank you Brad. I appreciate the recommendation. Wonder if I could just send them an empty coffee can & tell 'em to "fill 'er up"...


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 Post subject: Re: Steel needles-who are your favourite vendors?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:29 pm 
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The last batch I bought in bulk was from:

http://www.zwarteschijf.nl/

Excellent quality, reasonable price.

I also like Mike Child's needles (seller "soundgen" on ebay). His quality is excellent, and the price is very good when you buy direct in large quantities.

http://gramophoneneedles.blogspot.com/

He sells 4 different types: loud, medium, soft, extra soft. His extra soft is similar to other vendors' soft. I like his soft tone needles for my Orthophonic and saxophone horn machines.

These sellers are not in the USA, but they ship promptly, and you get your merchandise in a week or 10 days.
Best regards ... AZ*


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