Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

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Tadcrazio
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Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

Post by Tadcrazio » 16 Jan 2019 04:21

Hello all,

If thisnisynit the right place to post this I apologise.

I was recommended coming here in hopes that someone out there can point me in the right direction. I have an old Motorola portable vinyl record player. I wanted to put some vinyl in it and see if it works but it appears the headshell, cartridge, and needle are missing. Now it seems rather easy to come across a needle for it but the headshell and cartridge my internet searching skills are failing me.

Would anybody know where I could pick up a compatible headshell and cartridge?

Curious if I should just try selling this, or picking up the parts. I have no idea what it costs in working condition vs what it costs in it's current state.

If anyone could guide me down the right path I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Spinner45
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Re: Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

Post by Spinner45 » 16 Jan 2019 05:11

Looks pretty boogered up.
I'd get rid of it, it'll cost you more than it's worth likely with other problems as well.

Tadcrazio
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Re: Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

Post by Tadcrazio » 16 Jan 2019 20:33

Darn that's too bad.

You think it's worth anything in it's current state or just totally a busy?

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Re: Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

Post by Spinner45 » 16 Jan 2019 21:44

Tadcrazio wrote:
16 Jan 2019 20:33
Darn that's too bad.

You think it's worth anything in it's current state or just totally a busy?
I've seen them going for $5 in the flea market in better condition.

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Re: Motorola PP90 cartridge/needle?

Post by KentT » 17 Jan 2019 03:59

Headshell on this arm is not removable. This is a Voice Of Music changer. Cartridge is most likely a light tracking Tetrad (similar in concept to the Zenith Micro-Touch). See if Gary Stork at the voice of music.com can Help you with repairing your changer and finding your parts.

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