help with Thorens headshell


anyone know where I can get a tp50? or is the "removable" headshell standardized so that any would work?

i have a Td135 and the removable headship completely covers the cart making alignment nearly impossible - plus it just looks far far far too old school for me.

i'd like to put the Thorens tp-50 on, but if I can't get my hads on one - anything that would fit, i'd consider.
thanks
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My memory is that Thorens had a slightly different headshell than the SME standard but it has been a looong time since I had one.
Aaronz28, The only way to find one is to watch ebay.uk and
ebay.com. Your 'removable headshell standardized so that any would work' is an enigma to me. Ever seen an S shaped Thorens tonearm? SME 'standard' apply only for the connection with the armtube. Not for the headshell as such.
Those that are stright are for the S shaped tonearms. For a stright armtube they must be angled.

Regards,
The problem I seem to remember was the pin arrangement may have been different on the Thorens arm; something like the Grace arm using a different pin lay out on its arm cable so that no other cable will work. I believe all SME standard pin arrangements are indeed for S shaped arms; I can't recall a single straight arm that uses it. SMEs new straight arms, such as the 309, use a different system entirely. If, as I seem to remember, the Thorens is a straight arm this is probably why it does not use a standard SME connection if it in fact does not. The headshell would be out of alignment as Nandric points out.
I am not sure if all Thorens headshells are the same qua
construction. But to my knowledge they have nothing in common with the SME standard. The 4 pins Stanwal mentioned are in the headshell and the contra part in the armtube has
4 entry 'holes' with tags like connectors. Ie according to
me Aaronz can only use Thorens headshell(s). I see those regulary on ebay.

Regards,
yes - you guys are right - i totally missed the fact that the bayonet is different..

i'll have to find the Tp50 :D
thanks
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