Does Faders sell turntable needles?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.