The Vessel B3SS Stylus


  • $629.00

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  • • The Vessel B3SS stylus for The Vessel B3SS cartridge
  • • Nude Super Shibata Stylus Tip
  • • 2.0 g tracking force
  • • Special high grade boron cantilever
  • • Made in Japan by specialized artisans

- Much more than music.

Special High Grade Boron exceeding those used previously by other manufacturers offers superb sensitivity to tonal fullness and sentient expressiveness in between. In combination with its Super Shibata diamond, the B3SS exude with in-the-moment experiences with your LPs—music rendered with grace, swiftness, liquidity and luminosity. It is sublime in its contradictions and counterpoints.

The Vessel B3SS Stylus Specifications 
- Type: Moving Magnet 
- Frequency range: 20-30,000 Hz 
- Output voltage @ 1kHz: 2.5 mV 
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: <1.0dB 
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 23dB 
- Dynamic compliance (100Hz): 9 × 10-6 cm/dyne 
- Tracking ability at 2.0g : >60 µm 
- Cantilever: Special High Grade Boron 
- Stylus type: Nude Super Shibata 
- Stylus tip radius: .00016 x .0028 inch 
- Tracking force: 2.0 g


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★ Reviews ★

Let customers speak for us

2504 reviews

The stylus I received works well and the service was great!

Just what I needed

I bought not one but 2 Shure styluses (styli?) out of fear they won’t be available next time I need a replacement. Hassle free and no complaints.

Philips GA-202 GA 202 GA202 Turntable Replacement Belt

Fantastic Replacement

Bought for a pickering XV-15/625e cartridge that had a broken stylus. Easy to install, fits perfectly! Played a few different albums to get a feel for it, performs in the same range as my Ortofon 2M silver. Brush works great (there are reviews on other replacements that say take the brushes off/use the original but this works fine). Tracking set at 1.5 g.

Stylus for Pickering TL-3 TL3 cartridge
Lon Vallem (Stockton, US)

Turns out the green lead was broke on the cartridge. I removed the cartridge from the head shell to make repairs. Now it does not sound as good. It’s possible I don’t have the tracking adjusted properly.

Great Service

Sorry, but it isn't the correct one for my turntable. There's no way for it to fit. ;-(. That wasn't your fault. We went by the number on the machine since I didn't have the original. But you offer a great service and the shipping was fast. I may try again later. Thanks.

Perfect fit

Perfect fit


Worked perfectly on my record player