LP Tunes FAQ

How do I know what stylus/needle to buy?

  • Identify the make and model of your turntable. Ex. Audio Technica AT-PL120
  • Identify the make and model of your cartridge and/or stylus. Ex. Audio Technica ATP-2X
    • If the cartridge and/or stylus on your turntable have no brand or model number, please email us a photo of it and the make and model of your turntable.
    • If there is no cartridge and/or stylus on your turntable, please send us the make and model of your turntable and we will assist you with finding the correct cartridge and stylus.
    • If you are referencing the turntable’s owner’s manual for your cartridge make and model, be sure to check what is currently fitted to your turntable. If the cartridge that is currently fitted to your turntable does not match what is listed in the manual, you will end up with the wrong stylus. Please contact us for assistance in finding the correct stylus.
  • Search LP Tunes for the turntable or cartridge make and model number. You will find results for a compatible stylus replacement.
    • Inspect and compare your stylus to the image of the stylus on LP Tunes. Generally, the appearance should match besides the variation in color if there is one.

Stylus Care

  • Don't touch the tip!
  • To prevent distortion, muffled sound, noise and excessive stylus wear, make it a practice to clean each record before playing it.
  • Foreign matter or dust can also collect on the stylus itself. It should be checked before playing each record.
  • Be careful not to strike the stylus tip with any object, touch it with bare hands, or damage it in any other way.
  • Please refrain from using excessive force or touching the cantilever unless absolutely necessary (i.e. for the purpose of cleaning).
  • Greater force than the tracking force prescribed may damage the stylus tip or the record groove, or distort sound reproduction.

When will my order ship? How do I track my order?

All orders take on average 1-2 business days to process before being shipped. Please log into your account to check order status and tracking.

How much is my shipping?

Shipping is automatically calculated prior to submitting your payment information.  Simply add items to your cart and proceed to the Checkout page where you will be offered Shipping Method choices and their prices.

How do I return my product?

Please refer to the returns policy for detailed instructions.

Please contact us here or send us an email at info@lptunes.com for any additional questions.


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2942 reviews
LP Tunes is My Place To Get Needles Now

It was what I asked for and was shipped quick! No complaints. I know this might seem like some sorta generic bot review but it's not. My name's Ondrew and I love experimental music. Playing some Pram with the new needle and cartridge. Love it

Daniel Madore (Bangor, US)
Excellent Customer Service!

LP Tunes are very responsive and were incredibly helpful to me in finding a replacement stylus for my turntable. Even though there was some initial confusion on the correct needle for my order, they were quite quick to respond when I reached out to them about the error, and made it very easy to complete the exchange! Great experience, would definitely recommend!

John Wild (Stockport, GB)

Prompt delivery considering the distance, thanks. Easy to fit to my existing Rega Carbon cartridge, then just wow, what a difference! Enjoying rediscovering my vinyl collection and hearing things I didn’t know existed! Fabulous, relatively inexpensive upgrade, transformed the cartridge into one which simply digs out the music-very satisfied.

Works great

Found a junky integrated TT-432 had fingers crossed that all it needed was a new needle. CD and Tape Deck were non-operable. So this was my break even point. Thank goodness the needle was a straight swap and everything worked. Thanks.

Replacement for Excel ES-28 ES28 stylus
Jonathan McCracken (Kitchener, CA)
Excellent direct replacement

Direct replacement stylus for original es-28 cartridge. Perfect fit and great sound. Old one finally wore out. Shipping took a bit to get to Canada, but was worth the wait.

Replacement Stylus for Technics Turntable

The stylus arrived promptly and works perfectly.

MICRO SEIKI BL-51 Turntable Replacement Belt
Sokratis Vandikas (Keswick, CA)
It's Alive!

Belt is a perfect fit, much appreciated. Time to dust off our vinyl!

AKAI AP-M3 Turntable Replacement Belt
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AKAI AP-M3 Turntable Replacement Belt