78 RPM stylus for Crosley RE2908 turntable
The Crosley RE2908 turntable was fitted with a stylus which features a 3.0 mil polished diamond for long playing life and correct tracing of 78 RPM wide grooves. A photo of the stylus replacement is supplied above. The color of the stylus varies. Please verify and use this as a guide only since the cartridge and stylus may have been changed through the years.
To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 RPM records you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records. A very common misconception is that you can use a LP stylus for playing 78 records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78RPM 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 and inferior reproduction.
For the 33.3 and 45RPM stylus refer to Related Products.