My wife decided to put a blanket over my turntable (no dust-cover ) so our baby wouldn't mess with it. Well, upon taking that blanket off, it snagged the needle right off!
The record player I have is a very cheap one (Old Technics) so I don't need an audiophile grade cartridge, but I want something solid.
Would someone educate me on what makes a good cartridge, different types of cartridges, and the role they play on a record player? I listen to Jazz, Blues, and some Bob Marley when I need to be reminded not to worry :)
And of course, some recommendations would be awesome.