What Is This.....

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by sol7, Feb 14, 2019 at 12:31 AM.

  1. sol7

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    How does this happen?? It looks like corroded steel.

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  2. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    Is that a stylus?
     
  3. T68

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    Well, if you look long and close enough at anything, ugly things will appear (doesn't go for my wonderful wife, of course)...
     
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  4. noogies

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    I give up ... what is it?
     
  5. Montycat

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    It looks like lava rock. But it's the end of a cantilever and a stylus, isn't it?
     
  6. noogies

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    Really? I think it looks sort of like an engorged nipple.
     
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  7. cafe latte

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    It is a stylus that need a darn good clean IMO. Alcohol is your friend.
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  8. MRL_Audio

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    Must be the business end of a cutting machine cause it's not a stylus... at least not anymore.
     
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    It is probably fine when the crud is removed it is possibly fine I have seen worse things can lok way worse than they are.
    Chris
     
  10. olddude55

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    This is a Sonus Dimension 5 stylus after it sat for 15 years in a damp basement. I cleaned most of the fuzzy-looking crap away but the cantilever was twisted by corrosion.
     
  11. sol7

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    It's the stylus on my Shure M95ED. I hope I didn't use this on too many albums.

    I'll throw it in the ultrasonic cleaner and see what comes of it.
     
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  12. MRL_Audio

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    Be sure to post an after pic...
     
  13. Freddymac2

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    That can't be an original Shure stylus, is it?
     
  14. sol7

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    Original it is.
     
  15. Tiver

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    Styli can have a lot of different looks under a USB (I assume) microscope. The same stylus will look different in different lighting. Different stones have different color, but they mostly look greenish, amber or clear/slightly cloudy. Bonded stones can look blackish.

    Magic eraser works very well at cleaning the stylus. Dipping the stylus into the eraser and very gently moving it ever so slightly fore and aft gives very good results. Clean the stylus and let's see it again.
     
  16. bimasta

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    I had a stylus so encrusted I wasn't even sure the stone was there. Yours is merely 'dusty' in comparison. After cleaning, it turned out to be a Stanton Stereohedron; in great shape too. BTW, that's a good close-up — how'd you get it?
     

     

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  17. sol7

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    Used a microscope and cell phone camera.

    Here's a crappy top view

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  18. MRL_Audio

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    I've see lumps of coal with smoother edges.
     
  19. bimasta

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    Just a normal 'scope, not a USB thing? Did you remove the eyepiece, or shoot through it?
     
  20. sol7

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    Real microscope and shooting through eyepiece.
     

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