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Headshell for Denon DP-45F Turntable

I am trying to bring back to life a Denon DP-45F turntable that has been laying up for many years. Somewhere in its travels the headshell has been broken right where the headshell connects to the tonearm. I have tried to find a replacement headshell ( PCL-30) but have been spectacuraly unsuccessful. Could any one help in finding a replacement, old or new would be fine. Failing that could someone please recommend a universal headshell solution as close to the original as practical? Please contact me at Any help would be geatly appreciated. Thanks - Carl Wedemeyer

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    DP 200 The turntable is not starting records at beginning, maybe 2 or 3 seconds in. There isn't an adjustment that I can see. Help appreciated.


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The PCL-30 does not look like a standard headshell. I doubt the above answer is correct.

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Any Half-Inch / Standard mount headshell will work on this turntable. Luckily for you, these are very common.

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