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Shure SFG-2 Stylus Tracking Force Gauge for Turntable Cartridges

You Pay: $30.29

The Shure SFG-2 tracking force gauge accurately measures the stylus tracking force in order to minimize needle and vinyl wear, skipping, etc. The SFG-2 utilizes a calibrated beam balance that mounts between the platter spindle and cartridge and is designed to measure tracking forces from 0.5 to 3.0 grams in .05 gram increments. It's rolling beam pivots are engineered for minimal friction.

Shure SFG-2 Stylus Tracking Force Gauge for Turntable Cartridges
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    ShureSFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Consistent (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      5.0

      Item does it's job well!

      By KDawg

      from Grove City, Ohio

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

        I have used this item repeatedly and have had success with properly setting the tracking force on my turntables. It's easy to use and very durable. Comes in a nice case for storing when its not in use.

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        5.0

        inexpensive,accurate and easy to use.

        By Todd

        from Pasadena, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Maintenance Of Turntable

          Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

          One can spend a great deal of money on digital stylus pressure gauge and get a very accurate reading, but for those of us who do not need 2 or 3 significant digits of accuracy beyond the decimal, this gauge is just fine. It balances on the platter for a static measure of the playing weight of the stylus. Easy to use, and easy to read this is simply a good gauge for the money.

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          5.0

          Easy to use

          By GeekRawker

          from Topeka, KS

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

              This is a good cheap tracking force gauge. Extremely easy to use, and works as described. It is a great cheap alternative to those expensive digital scales.

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              5.0

              Tracking Gauge

              By David B

              from Washington, DC

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                  Very good price and quick free delivery. Best price on the web. Wonderful product and a must for anyone setting up a turntable.

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                  5.0

                  Accurate and easy to use

                  By SeeYouThursday

                  from Columbus, OH

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Very Accurate
                  • Well Calibrated

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio

                    Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                    This Sure tracking force gauge is light weight and easy to use. The directions are clear and concise. I noticed an immediate difference in the sound quality of my albums.

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                    5.0

                    Sweet

                    By Ali Baba

                    from Logan, UT

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                        This gauge is exactly as described. It's easy to use, and apparently very accurate--it shows the same result that my friend's electronic scale shows. It's also made out of durable materials. Good product, fast shipping, no complaints.

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                        5.0

                        Good design that will stay accurate

                        By Joe

                        from Lakewood Ranch, FL

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                        • Requires care to use

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                        This is the first device I have had that measures stylus pressure accurately. Being a beam balance device, it measures mass rather than weight, does not depend on springs, and will stay accurate. The slider and indicator are small, and require care and nimble fingers to use.

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                        5.0

                        Works great !

                        By Carvin

                        from Chicago, IL

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                              Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                              Easy to use, about as simple as it gets.

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                              5.0

                              Really handy tool to have around.

                              By Westell54

                              from Waldorf, MD

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Quick and easy to use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                I bought this to determine how accurate the scale is on my counterweight. I followed the instructions (very simple) provided and I was very impressed with how simple yet accurate it was. My counterweight was proven to be accurate and I even decided to use it on some other turntables and discovered that they were actually wrong. If the turntable has a spindle and a counterweight, this will work. It's affordable and easy to use, especially for a DJ who's trying to troubleshoot sound quality and skipping problems. It also comes in handy when you're trying to extract every detail of sound from a good stylus/vinyl. Setting the proper weight is the best way to preserve your stylus and your precious vinyl collection. I highly recommend this handy little tool.

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                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By Sam

                                from Seattle

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                  Makes it easy to correctly install a new cartridge or just make sure your current cartridge is working optimally. A must have.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great

                                  By Steve

                                  from Raleigh, NC

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                      This little device works great. If you want an easy way to determine your tracking force, this is it. B&H is a great place to buy. [...] good price.

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                                      4.0

                                      Good product.

                                      By John

                                      from Denver, CO

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home use

                                        Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                        It works easily and accurately as advertised. No problems.

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                                        5.0

                                        Shure SFG-2 Stylus Tracking Force Gauge

                                        By Harry

                                        from Charlotte, NC

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                            Used it to verify tracking weight on my Rega P5. Very simple to use and a great value for the money. While you could probably get better accuracy by spending more money, this unit seems to be fairly highly regarded in the hi-fi community.

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                                            5.0

                                            solid performance, great price

                                            By alphastasis

                                            from cartersville georgia.

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Hifi application

                                              Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                              it is simple effective and very cost efficient....science is simple and this tool makes setting up a turntable very easy...records still sound better than cd's....

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                                              5.0

                                              simple and sufficient

                                              By professor nick

                                              from Sherborn, MA

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                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home turntable setup

                                                Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                                If care is taken in setting up the tracking force gauge, then a very accurate reading can be obtained.

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                                                5.0

                                                One of the best values there is

                                                By Rich, the vinyl snob

                                                from Weymouth, MA

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                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home HiFi

                                                  Comments about Shure SFG-2 Tracking Force Gauge:

                                                  I purchased a Pro-Ject turntable for my system, and my A/T AT440MLa is, apparently, much heavier than the the Ortofon that came premounted. The tonearm weight had to move too far back to balance. I had the choice to get the larger weight, but that adds mass to the whole system and I've got another table to fit the Ortofon to (and sell), so I purchased this unit. All in all, I'm very happy. What's better and easier than a properly calculated lever to show pressure at the point of contact? [...] I'm been happily listening to my vinyl collection once more. And the thing is less than $20!

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