More forgiving cartridge for worn records
I've dug out a pile of old vinyl (80s/90s) recently, and purchased an Ortofon OM5E cartridge. However, it seems to be very unforgiving of the state of my much loved but well worn records, tending to click, jump, get stuck or just skate right across the record the record when it's had enough. The body of the cartridge also seems to sit very close to the record, so close that if the record is even the tiniest bit un-flat, the cartridge will bottom out.
I've followed the turntable setup instructions to the letter - in fact, I did it twice to make sure.
I'm thinking that maybe the purchase of a more forgiving cartridge might be in order. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.