dsavage0109 wrote:Knucklehead alert....
I was refitting my shure cartridge to my dual 1019 headshell and in the process added a heavy shim.
When I attached it back to the tonearm, I totally forgot to rebalance the tone arm and ended up putting a lot of pressure on the stylus. I only realized it because I could see the sytlus cutting into the vinyl. I stopped it as soon as I saw that happening.
Anyway, I put everything back the way it was. Records seem to be playing right.
Just worried I may have damaged the stylus. Should I be concerned?
ray_parkhurst wrote:That is where the "V" came from in the model number.
I would have thought "V15" was short for "VTA 15 degrees"
Shure, along with many cartridges, were designed with a "V" notch that allows the stylus/cantilever to retract into the notch if excessive pressure is placed on the tonearm.
Kurt45 wrote:Shure, along with many cartridges, were designed with a "V" notch that allows the stylus/cantilever to retract into the notch if excessive pressure is placed on the tonearm.
I know the V15V has "SIDE-GUARD stylus protection" (Shure: "This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by momentarily forcing the stylus shank and stylus tip upward so that the shank does not bend sideways"), but does it retract due to excess VTF also? If so, then the OP's stylus is certainly fine; if the VTF wasn't enough to retract the stylus, then it wasn't enough to do any damage.