the thin end of the wedge
Can someone explain what a Vital/Fine Line Stylus is? Is it the same as a Shibata type or drastically different?
It is similar to a Shibata in that it has a very large major radius.
Differences to a Shibata are that the minor radius can be somewhat bigger,
as you are not attempting to trace accurately signals above 20KHz.
They are all types of extended contact tips, large major small minor radii.