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

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  4. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Idaho, USA
    Fairly limited cartridge selection.
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  5. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
  6. Echo's Answer

    Echo's Answer Forum Resident

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

    Doctor Fine Forum Resident

    Free Speech Land
    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.

  8. Daedalus

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

    Lpgear and turntableneedles
  9. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

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

    jhenry Forum Resident

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

    ggergm   If you want to   sing out, sing out

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

    Nice stash, in any case.
  12. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Forum Resident

    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

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

    ltusler Well-Known Member

    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

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

    Lorin Forum Resident

    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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  18. Scramble

    Scramble New Member

    Monroe, New York
    Yes! I have bought a few things from him over the past 20 years. I have a Fidelity Research FR64fx tonearm & found him doing a search on e-Bay back in 2000.
    I never had a problem with LP Gear.
    Why would you want a cart setup in a headshell? Every tonearm is different & should be set up yourself.
    Gotta love when an OP starts a thread & never comes back! LOL
  19. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Last time someone said that to me is when I didn't shave for a couple of weeks. :D
  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Well, you can still go to Minneapolis for the ribs...Rudolph's is right down the street from The Electric Fetus...! :righton:

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