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    they look crooked like something is wrong when theyre are flipped over, but im not sure. I dont know if that needle is supposed to look like that or if its just the angle. let me know because if they check out im going to buy them.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Shure-M447...item3cc2ca5f81

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    Not sure what you mean. They look fine to me.

    Those white label styluses are not original Shure's btw. I've used them and they are fine needles, although they seem slightly less durable. Could just be me imagining things, though.

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    i wouldn't buy used needles if I were you. you can get brand new ones for just a bit more
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    ok thanks for the info!

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    Oh wait, I see what you mean. Didn't notice it until I looked at the third pic. He has angle-mounted the cartridge, which is supposed to slightly increase the traction of the needle. You can easily straighten them so they point forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sss18734 View Post
    Oh wait, I see what you mean. Didn't notice it until I looked at the third pic. He has angle-mounted the cartridge, which is supposed to slightly increase the traction of the needle. You can easily straighten them so they point forward.
    oh ok good to know! i dont think ill purchase them anyways now because i realize there no the original needles but good to know about the angle

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    yeah it's just a trick to mimic a straight tonearm; gives the needle a tiny bit more skip resistance for aggressive scratch monkeys.
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