I have an old Rega planar 3, probably about 30 years old and the cartridge/stylus is shot. Yesterday the TT suddenly sounded dreadful, I lifted the arm, checked the stylus for dust/debris and was a little shocked when I couldn't see the stylus tip - I'm not sure if it has worn away, broken off or what - but as far as I can see it has gone :O (I'll see if I can get a pucture)
Well, I presume I need a new one and the question is - do I try and get the stylus fixed or splash out on a new cartrige, and if so which one ?
It looks as if I can get a replacement for £31.50 from http://www.musonic.co.uk/stylus-styli-needles-ar-c-1_65.html
But would I be better off getting a new one ? I know they will cost £75+ but is it worth it ? I wouldn't want to spend more than about £100 though
Any thoughts ?