REPLACEMENT FOR SHURE VN-478E VN478E NEEDLE STYLUS (78 RPM STYLUS)
78s are kind of the earliest iteration of what we think of as a record today. Anachronistic as it is, 78 RPM records showcase the sound, honesty and spontaneity of a time before second takes and multi-track mixing were common in record studios. Therein is their art to be cherished and enjoyed sans today's electronic artifice.
Featuring a 3.0 mil polished diamond, the LP Gear VN-478 VN478 stylus for the Shure V15 Type IV, V15 IV, and V15 IV-G phono cartridges is designed specifically for the correct tracing of the wide grooves of 78 RPM records. It results in minimal groove wear and accurate full frequency rendition of voice and music. The stylus is made in Japan by a world-class manufacturer with a reputation for crafting musically excellent and high-quality replacement styli.
A very common misconception is that you can use an LP stylus for playing 78 RPM records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 RPM record grooves. To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record, you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records, otherwise with just a single playing, you could ruin the fidelity of the record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 RPM record groove hence the tip will slide to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades. This results in extraordinarily high-surface noise.