hammmer wrote:I went and got some #4-40 but they do not fit. seem a little big.. maybe is there #3-40 ?
pogo wrote:hammmer wrote:There's a 3-48. I tried one and it would probably work with care but it's clearly sloppy in my inserts. 4-40 seemed perfect.
gkimeng wrote:pogo wrote:hammmer wrote:There's a 3-48. I tried one and it would probably work with care but it's clearly sloppy in my inserts. 4-40 seemed perfect.
3-48 was very common back in the pre-metric vintage audio days, and 4-48 was used in lot of older players with heavy cast arms.
pogo wrote:If by pre-metric you mean made in the US or made for the US, maybe. Dunno.
3-48 is what I use for all my through bolted cartridge mounts, but they're still not readily available at the local hardware store.
hammmer wrote:I tried the 4-40 again, it just will not fit..
anybody got a pair long enough to fit a v15 III for sale?
hammmer wrote:Sorry for the delay in replying, but i didn't have an answer till now.
I found a company called Fastenal (google it) that you can get them from. The size that fits my Ar ax headshell with the brass inserts is #3-48. They fit perfectly, i just picked up the order.
Fastenal has stores in canada and US. most don't stock this size but can order them in for you. I bought , 10 of each size from 1/8" right up to and including 3/4 inch. so that is 8 sizes, 80 screws and also bought 80 nuts for them just to be able to use them to mount regular cartridges in regular headshells. These are s/s philips pan heads.
All for less than people are charging on ebay for 8 screws.
Hope someone gets use of this information. i appreciate the help i was given.