Great question. The short answer is yes. The long answer is maybe..
Generally speaking we carry replacement needles for the new brands of turntables that we sell in our store - mainly Crosley & Audio-Technica. If you have one of those brands, we should either have the needle you need or can get you one.
Many other new, mid to upper range turntables also use Audio-Technica needles so you might still be in luck if your turntable isn't one of our brands.
Then there's the rest of you..
You have a couple of options.
- You can search online for the needle you need. Keep in mind, your turntable make & model might not be the best way to search for the correct needle. It's better to get the number from the needle itself or the cartridge it is mounted on.
- If you have a replaceable cartridge, we will likely have a new cartridge you can replace your old one with. The new cartridge will have a new Audio-Technica needle on it - so when you have to replace it again it's easy to find.
If your turntable is older than 1975 it might be harder for you to find a replacement needle or cartridge - but it's not impossible.
If you have a newer turntable (from the 2000's) but it was bought at a box store (Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire etc) then you might have trouble finding a replacement needle. In those cases people sometimes end up having to buy a new turntable.