Stylus Terms and Definitions

Date Updated: September 12, 2017 FAQ #4704

Nude stylus tip = the entire stylus tip is the same material, typically diamond.
Bonded stylus tip = the stylus tip consists of two parts bonded (adhered) together.  The lower portion is diamond and the upper portion is metal or another type of crystal/stone.
Nude mount = the stylus tip is glued directly into a hole at the end of the stylus shank.
Bushing mount = the stylus tip is glued into a bushing affixed to the stylus shank