Alternatives Now that Needle Doctor is out of business

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by jeffs11375, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. jeffs11375

    jeffs11375 Active Member Thread Starter

    Now that Needle Doctor is out of business is there another seller who will sell a stereo cartridge and mount it in the head and ship who is as reliable as they were?
     
  2. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Forum Resident

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    Phoenix, AZ
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  3. StimpyWan

    StimpyWan Forum Resident

    Does Music Direct offer that service? They sell high end gear (and cartridges), so you'd hope they would.
     
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  4. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    Fairly limited cartridge selection.
     
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  5. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  6. Echo's Answer

    Echo's Answer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Please! Don't make me have to use LP Gear now.
     
  7. Doctor Fine

    Doctor Fine Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lewes, DE
    Now you guys know why I bought ( and stashed away) EIGHT Denon DL-103r cartridges from Needle Doctor.
    Sorry they went kaput.
    I was afraid something like this COULD happen.
    Last time there was a drought for a couple of decades, I believe.

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  8. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    Lpgear and turntableneedles
     
  9. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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    Idaho, USA
    There are plenty of places that sell cartridges and shells. It’s not really rocket science to pair them together.
     
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  10. jhenry

    jhenry Forum Resident

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    United States
    Yep, LPGear. Big selection, good prices. Never had an issue buying from them.
     
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  11. ggergm

    ggergm   If you want to   sing out, sing out

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Either you need a long hug or an intervention. Maybe both.

    Nice stash, in any case.
     
  12. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I am curious. Why do people rarely mention LPTunes ? They really are the same company as LPGear with some different choices. Many choices between the two websites are the same. LPTunes is the authorized JICO retailer for North America.
     
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  13. J.D.80

    J.D.80 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    Elusive Disc is a pretty good online source as well.
     
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  14. ltusler

    ltusler Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    I read in the Mpls. Biz Journal today, he is thinking of selling it but is in no hurry.
     
  15. wolfyboy3

    wolfyboy3 Now I'm Prune Tracey

    I was just about to mention elusive disc as well. I have bought there for years. They just got an updated website, too! I don't know about fixing a cart to a headshell, but I bet if you ask nicely they will do it for you. They setup my Prime Scout for me and did a nice job. I live close to them and went and picked it up. Interesting facilities.
     
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  16. mkane

    mkane Musics a Passion

    Location:
    Cloverdale,CA
    2Juki @ e-bay. Excellent prices, fast shipping. Denon & Dynavector
     
  17. Lorin

    Lorin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Really liked going to this place since it was only 5 minutes from my daughter's house. It always felt like going back in time when I walked in the door (in a good way).
    Always a fun visit and just one less cool place populated by folks who spoke the same language.
     
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