Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Change the Stylus on My AT-LP60 or AT-LP60-USB Turntable?

How do I change the stylus on my AT-LP60 or AT-LP60-USB Turntable?

Audio Solutions Team

Answer: Styli is to a cartridge, as tires are to a car, and, as discussed in our last Question of the Week, changing your stylus can be quickly and easily done. Last time we looked at changing the stylus on the AT95E cartridge. Now we’ll look at changing the stylus for the cartridge that is permanently attached to the AT-LP60 Series turntables (AT-LP60, AT-LP60-USB, AT-LP60BL, and AT-LP60RD ). The replacement stylus is the ATN3600L.

Step #1 – Grab a hold of the stylus body and rock the stylus body downwards.

Audio-Technica Stylus

Step #2 – Continue to rock the stylus body downward and completely remove the stylus body tab from the bottom of the cartridge.

Audio-Technica Cartridge

Step #3 – Before trying to install your new ATN3600L stylus, make note of the tab on the stylus body and the slot on the bottom of the cartridge.

Changing an Audio-Technica Stylus

Step #4 – Holding the sides of the stylus body, insert the tab on the stylus into the slot on the bottom of the cartridge.

How to Change an Audio-Technica Stylus

Step #5 – Keeping the tab in the slot, swing the stylus body upwards (the opposite of how you removed the stylus). Be careful not to touch the needle during this process.

How to change a stylus

Step #6 – Snap or click the stylus body into place. There should be no gap between the top of the stylus body and the headshell. This will help identify that the stylus is properly seated into the cartridge.

Changing the Stylus on an Audio-Technica cartridge

Voila! You have now successfully installed your new ATN3600L stylus and are ready to enjoy more music thanks to your Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team! As always, our Audio Solutions Department is here to help should you have any additional questions. And remember to check back next Thursday for another “Question of the Week”!



  1. Hi, getting a lot of distortion from mine, changed stylii, isolated everything else including pre-amp and fed signal directly into a phono input and have come to the conclusion it must be the cartridge. My cartridge seems to be able to be prised out downwards and the leads will need (careful) resoldering. So I wondered if it would be possible to get a new cartridge. UK supplier preferably.
    Regards from UK.

  2. My wife gave me the lp60 for Christmas, and noticed that it has a conical stylus. Is an epliptical version available?

  3. I had the difficulty reinserting back the styli i removed from it’s cartridge. I wonder why i could not hear the “clicking sound” if i put it back. it’s that really difficult?

  4. I recently got a Headshell Weight for my LP-60 but don’t know how to install it. It’s the little metal U shaped thing.

  5. Help, I should have came here first but I googled and found that I could order through amazon. I have tried two different styluses with no luck. One is At95E and the other is 4211-D6. I can’t get either of these to fit. 4211-D6 will fit but sounds terrible. What do I do?

  6. I accidentally dropped my stylus onto the turntable while changing it. Could I have damaged the needle, or is it pretty sturdy?

  7. Installing new cartridge must be exactly as noted in the instructions …also make sure you did not rotate the cartridge head assembly left or right because once replaced it must be level or it will not rest perpendicular to the records and damage them!!!

  8. sir im the Philippines, have plan to buy AT LP60 turntable. how and where can i order for the stylus? i did not find any supplier here in the Philippines.

  9. Hello! My needle got a little bit dusty and I had to take the stylus out.

    Now I’m trying to put it back in but with no luck… The tab is in, but it won’t “click” into position and there’s a gap where there shouldn’t be a gap. Have I broken it somehow or is there a trick to it which will make it click in? Thanks!

  10. Hello,
    I recently bought this turntable for my father it did not come with a band. Are they able to be ordered separately?

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