WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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I had some of these years ago and they made my Credenza sound great. Anyone have any for sale? I'd be interested in multiple NOS packages.

Also seeking both correct needle cups (one with cover, the other I believe is rounded bottom) as well as a nice turntable with great nickel and great original chocolate brown felt- as minty as possible. Finally, if someone has a minty correct tone arm already mounted to a minty black base, I'd be interested. These bits are for an HMV No. 32 gramophone.

And no, I'm not afraid of overseas shipping charges. They are what they are.

PM or email to tramandbixrule@yahoo.com. Thanks much!
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Re: WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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they were 100 play needles used for hypersensitive pick ups so must be harder than the shellac I wonder what they did to the records when played on your Credenza
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Re: WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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soundgen wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:51 am they were 100 play needles used for hypersensitive pick ups so must be harder than the shellac I wonder what they did to the records when played on your Credenza
Nothing but make them sound fantastic! I am primarily a record collector, and so am hyper cognizant of any wear issues and clean records frequently. I have a collection of fun but common records for testing as well. I also like my sound boxes in top condition with full compliance.

I need to look into fibre and Burmese Colour needles more as well.
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Re: WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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soundgen wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:56 am You could have a go with these


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254189742038 ... SwQItUJSD0
I actually have quite a few packs of NOS UK ones. To my ear, the Victor Chromiums are superior on the machines I use those on.
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Re: WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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soundgen wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:51 am they were 100 play needles used for hypersensitive pick ups so must be harder than the shellac I wonder what they did to the records when played on your Credenza
Oh, that's interesting.

Mine look similar to this but are slightly different. The wording for example. Are they the same ? No mention on mine about the 100 plays either. :?:

The needles look a bit weird too.
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Re: WANTED: HMV "Silent Stylus" Needles, plus HMV Parts

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Needle cups have been found thanks to a forum member. Still looking for the rest. :D
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