Changing a Phono Cartridge: Sliding Out Cartridge

by Justin CohenUpdated September 18, 2017

The phono cartridge head should just slide out of a tonearm. Learn how to remove the stylus from a DJ phono cartridge in this free record player maintenance lesson from an experienced disc jockey.

About the Author

Justin Cohen is a disc jockey from Northampton, Mass. He has DJed regularly at public and private functions since 2004, and had a weekly radio show on Valley Free Radio WXOJ from 2005-2007. Other accomplishments have included playing drums for numerous bands including American Business Machines, Phantom Creeps, The Prozacs, and The Accidents. He's appeared on six 6 full-length albums and two singles. He's toured around the US and Canada with his own groups, and tour managed for The Genders of Tel Aviv, Israel. He's booked events throughout Western Massachusetts since 2000. He is a member of the Flywheel Arts Collective of Easthampton, Mass. In 2007 he received an artist fellowship from the Springfield Massachusetts Cultural Council. At 21, he is the youngest to ever receive the honor.

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